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I wonder if this will be optional. Toyota showed a yoke on the early shots of the bZ4X but all the press drives I've seen seem to have a round wheel.
I also notice Lexus has something a little more traditional for a gauge cluster compared to the separate pod used on the Toyota and Subaru Solterra. I'd guess just by eyeballing this one photo that the small diameter wheel they're using on the Toyobarus would obscure this setup, so maybe the yoke is standard?
 

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No. Please no. If this isn't an option, I'm passing on the car.

I'm also not seeing many physical buttons for HVAC, etc. Looks better than the BZ4X/Solterra... but not sold yet.
It's hard to see which buttons are physical and which ones are on the screen. At least the temperature dial looks like a physical one.

I completely agree with the yoke, it better be an option otherwise it's a hard sell for me. I like resting my hand on top of the steering wheel sometimes and also I don't think the yoke looks good at all.
 

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I wonder if this will be optional. Toyota showed a yoke on the early shots of the bZ4X but all the press drives I've seen seem to have a round wheel.
I also notice Lexus has something a little more traditional for a gauge cluster compared to the separate pod used on the Toyota and Subaru Solterra. I'd guess just by eyeballing this one photo that the small diameter wheel they're using on the Toyobarus would obscure this setup, so maybe the yoke is standard?
I really hope so, I don't think yokes are as popular as Lexus/Toyota think. I get that Tesla uses it but if you want to copy Tesla there's other ways to do it.
 

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You can see the steering yoke in this video from Lexus Japan.


 

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I really hope so, I don't think yokes are as popular as Lexus/Toyota think. I get that Tesla uses it but if you want to copy Tesla there's other ways to do it.
Not copying Tesla. Nooo. RZ is a steer-by-wire yoke as opposed to Tesla’s mechanical yoke, where it’s unwieldy to make turns greater than 90 degrees as your hands will naturally grab for the “wheel” that’s not there. RZ’s electronic variable steering ratio eliminates the need to go hand-over-hand to do lock-to-lock turns. While steering straight at 12 o'clock, your hands are at the 3 and 9 positions -- to do a max left turn, for example, your right hand would go from 3 to 10 o’clock. There's an even tighter steering ratio switching from Comfort Mode to Sport Mode.
 
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