New information about Toyota’s most compact pickup has been revealed. The inexpensive model will appear in 2025 and will be called Stout – in honor of a small pickup truck that was produced in the 50-80s. This became known to journalists on the Australian website The Drive.
Earlier one of the heads of Toyota’s North American division Cooper Eriksen confirmed the development of the model. Now it turns out that Toyota has registered the rights to the name Stout.
If the original Toyota Stout was a frame model, then the modern model will get a carrier body. The management of the Japanese concern saw the success of Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz pickups, built on the basis of crossovers, and decided to create a competitor to them.
The pickup will be based on the TNGA platform, that is, its relative will be a Toyota RAV4 crossover. The length of the automobile will be about 5 meters, that is it will be much more compact than the frame Toyota Hilux and Tacoma.
The design of the car may be sustained in the spirit of the Toyota Compact Cruiser concept car. Engines will be obviously borrowed from RAV4, that is, Toyota’s pickup will get a 2.5-liter gasoline four, as well as hybrid units. The starting price will be just over $20,000.
Toyota has promised to reveal more details about the future model in the summer of 2023. That’s when the first concept car may appear.