With the upcoming-technology HiLux rumoured to be sharing a platform with its US counterpart, the Tacoma, an electric powered ute for Australia could be on the horizon.
The Toyota HiLux’s US counterpart – the 2024 Toyota Tacoma – is in line to get an electric solution for its future generation, according to leaked data that has surfaced on-line.
Toyota is planning to launch a new era of the Tacoma – the more compact of its two North American choose-ups, and America’s equivalent of our leading-selling HiLux – in late 2023, and it could be available with electrical ability for the to start with time.
A the latest submit on the Tacoma4G discussion board (by using Autoblog) all but confirms the motor vehicle will be presented with battery-electric ability – many thanks to information and facts delivered by a “tier one” supplier to Toyota – together with a 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain.
The carmaker now confirmed off what an electric Tacoma would glance like, by way of a principle discovered in December 2021 (top rated of story).
Whilst the very last two Tacoma era have been unrelated to the global HiLux, a report from America’s Motor Craze final 12 months discovered the up coming HiLux and Tacoma would share Toyota’s new TNGA-F ladder-frame platform, as the car big seeks to consolidate several of its global types.
If genuine, it could give Toyota Australia uncomplicated entry to the running gear essential for an electric powered HiLux, with the new-technology ute anticipated to arrive in showrooms in diesel variety in 2025.
This week, Chinese automotive big Geely unveiled its Radar RD6 electric twin-taxi ute, with Generate becoming informed there are “plans for international markets”.
American electrical ute company Rivian has expressed its desire to grow to Australia, though there are raising doubts its competitor Tesla will sell its Cybertruck decide on-up locally.