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Toyota Working On Hybrid Truck - Will not replace Tacoma

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by BlueTacoman, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    BlueTacoman

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    PickupTrucks.com is reporting Toyota working on Hybrid Truck.

    "If a Prius pickup were developed, it would slot under the current Toyota Tacoma and not replace it because some truck buyers still have a need for a smaller truck with traditional truck capability"
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    Might be a version of the A-BAT
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Im getting there......
    na i think since it will not replace the tacoma it will probaby much more ultilitarian than the abat......this is because hybrid truck have little market for 'real' truck use based on the hybrid synergy system......little torque and power.....

    thus i feel the truck will be a service/work truck probably similar in size to a first gen 2wd tacoma.....

    this smaller a most likely cheaper offering will likely cater to those who want maximum economy and would not pay base price for a 4x4 tacoma......(as hybrids from toyota utilize awd).
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    Anyone else think this may replace the FJ Cruiser? Wikipedia's FJ sales history shows a rapid decline.
    2006: 56,225
    2007: 55,170
    2008: 28,688
    2009: 11,941
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    i dont. it may compete with the honda ridgline as a "truck"/city driver/man van
     
  6. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    I thought they were planning on killing the fj in 2012 anyways
     
  7. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    its ugly... i wouldnt even take it if it was free!
     
  8. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Hybrid truck, I like it. Probably means there wont be a 5lug third gen tacoma as I imagine they server very similar functions.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    Toyota has a plan to offer a hybrid version in every model by 2020. They just unveiled a Prius station wagon today at the Detroit Auto Show. Toyota is also thinking of a small Prius pick up truck for the US market.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    I predict gas prices will be between $5 to $7 a gallon in 2012
    The U.S. is already using 40% less gasoline than in 1999, the law of supply and demand won't work anymore and bring down the prices, the dollar is losing value and other contries are using more and more gasoline, the ONLY way the prices will come down if the U.S does more domestic drilling.
    The best alternative is using natural-LPG gas to fuel our vehicles, it also burns cleaner, but you do get less engine power, and it has problems in cold climates
     
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