There is a pickup truck among the 15 promising Toyota electric vehicles. There is little information about him yet. However, there are two photos on the web that give a good idea of what the model looks like and what to expect from her.
In terms of dimensions and appearance, the car is almost completely identical to the current gasoline pickup Toyota Tacoma. The main external differences from the current model are the blank front panel, bumper and decorative inserts under the headlights.
Toyota has not provided any official data on the powertrain or platform of this vehicle. The company is rumored to be planning to migrate the next-generation Tacoma to the TGNA-F platform, which also powers the latest Tundra, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX. This architecture can be electrified, so there shouldn’t be any problems with the technical implementation of the idea.
The new Tacoma is currently being tested, and based on spy shots, the pickup is roughly the size of a Ford Ranger. They say it will be equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine for a start. In addition, the automaker allegedly intends to combine the Hilux and Tacoma into one model to keep costs down. The debut is scheduled for 2022.
During the presentation of new electric vehicles, the Japanese announced that they will introduce 30 new electric vehicles by 2030, and sales by this time will amount to 3.5 million units. Then, by 2035, according to the company’s plan, Toyota’s electric vehicle share will reach 100 percent of total global sales. Apparently, it was decided to abandon plans to keep the internal combustion engine up-to-date.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Toyota Hilux 2020 pickup truck from the FineAuto team: