Much like Ford has an F-150 with ICE, hybrid and BEV power, Toyota could do the same with models such as the Hilux
Toyota Australia has hinted at the possibility of a future where current Toyota ICE and hybrid model variants exist next to battery-electric counterparts.
Sean Hanley, vice president of sales and marketing for Toyota Australia, told Chasing Cars that the chances of a broad offering of ICE, hybrid and BEV models is likely.
“It gives customer choice. Eventually, customers will decide it might consolidate to two (the range), it might get to one, it’s a while away.
“It’s exactly what Toyota has been talking about globally, and locally, for many, many years.”
While Toyota will introduce the stand-alone BZ4X model in Australia during the fourth quarter of 2023, we could see fully-electric versions of some of its most popular ICE models., too.
Last year, Toyota showed a range of electric concepts to the public, with the stand-out car being a very similar looking vehicle to the quirky Toyota C-HR.
Toyota Australia has worked over time to offer an ICE and hybrid variant for almost all of its models sold locally.
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