Toyota stout name entered At the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), revealed the exclusive site Autoweb. It’s a name it might have used years ago and baptized its future “mini” Hilux pickup.
The Toyota Stout was a pickup truck launched in Japan in the mid-1950s and discontinued in the mid-1990s.
The Japanese brand is yet to reveal more details about this product. In fact, over an open microphone their representatives keep saying that is “under analysis”,
“Today we have the market very well covered with the Tacoma (n. de la R.: it is Toyota’s medium pick-up for the North American market), But a compact van could be a possibility, This is something we are analyzing”, announced Bob Carter, executive vice president of Toyota Motor North America, in conversation with Motor Trend.
Cooper Ericsson, vice president of planning and product strategy for the brand, made it clear that the key is to “find the customer” and noted the need to fulfill that. “Good research on who these customers are and why they want vehicles in this segment”, “Then we’ll see if that’s the space we want to enter,” he admitted.
This vehicle can be made from TNGA forum (Toyota New Global Architecture) and based on the Rav4, Toyota’s SUV. As such, it could offer a hybrid engine and four wheel drive.
Which rivals does Toyota point to with this flat
Considering that Toyota’s future compact pick-up will be primarily targeted at the United States market, it will have two main rivals Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, In Argentina, only the first one is for sale, with very good commercial results.
If the project considers the South American version, it will add other rivals. The best selling model in this category will be the Fiat Toro. It will also compete with the Renault Oroch, which is gearing up for renovations for the coming months.
Next year, the segment will be joined by the new generation of Chevrolet Montana, which will take on the platform of the Onyx, Onyx Plus and Tracker to leapfrog in the category (before it belonged to the smaller segment) and fight hand-in-hand against it. . flat is mentioned.
For all this, the production project of the Volkswagen Taro is still under analysis, a compact pick-up already known to be in the prototype stage but not yet confirmed for mass production.
It’s still too early to know whether Toyota’s “Anti Maverick” flat will be manufactured in South America, but the chance is because its platform is already installed in Brazil (the same platform used by the Corolla and Corolla Cross). Is). if this happens, Will Argentine Hilux Lose Some Sales?