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Electric Toyota Hilux concept revealed in Thailand.
Exhibited at Toyota Motor Thailand’s 60th Anniversary Event.
In line with the brand’s carbon-neutral plan for Thailand.
Production-ready models could be a year away.
Currently, Toyota Hilux is priced from Rs 33.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
As Toyota Motor Thailand celebrates its 60th anniversary, an electric Hilux pickup truck concept was also revealed. The electric pickup, developed by the Hilux Revo BEV Concept, was part of the brand’s 60th anniversary celebrations in Thailand.
The Hilux pickup is an important global product for Toyota. Fittingly, the Electric Hilux was showcased by Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s CEO and President himself. The electric pickup comes on the back of the automaker’s push for a carbon-neutral footprint as reiterated by the president himself who confirmed that it is designed to support the automaker’s push toward cleaner mobility. So, this could mean a production-ready model could be on its way sooner rather than later.
Details are scarce as no details regarding its powertrain have been released. But, we do get to see what the electric Hilux will look like, and it’s similar to its ICE-powered iteration.
The EVT showcased was a white two-door model. The overall design looks a lot dialed down, and that’s probably down to the closed-off air inlet at the front end. The head and taillight elements are untouched, and the concept’s charging port can be found on the left front fender.
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Toyota has been a pioneer in testing multiple fuel options. The automaker recently flagged off its pilot flex-fuel project in India and was among the first to incorporate hybrid technology in the compact SUV space, while the Innova HiCross could be the most affordable three-row potent-hybrid offering as it goes. Will be sold here soon. The production-ready electric Hilux could be launched globally sometime next year.
Currently, the Hilux is offered in two trims in India, priced at Rs 33.99 lakh and Rs 36.80 lakh (ex-showroom). It is the only pickup offering in Toyota’s lineup and rivals the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross in India.