Toyota Previews a Baby Land Cruiser EV SUV

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The electric SUV concept draws inspiration from Land Cruiser models and is expected to enter production in the coming years.

Toyota has previewed its Compact Cruiser EV, which is an off-road-focused, retro-styled SUV. The all-electric SUV was one of the 15 new concepts that were showcased by Toyota recently.

  • Front-end styling much like the J80 Land Cruiser
  • Might characteristic a dual-motor set-up with AWD
  • Toyota India to launch Hilux pickup in January 2022

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV: what we all know up to now

The Toyota Compact Cruiser EV – because the identify suggests – is a compact, off-road centered SUV that takes inspiration from the model’s legendary Land Cruiser fashions. Whereas Toyota didn’t reveal any dimensions, the Compact Cruiser EV gave the impression to be about the identical measurement because the C-HR-based idea that was parked subsequent to it on the reveal occasion.

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At first look, the Compact Cruiser EV is harking back to the Toyota FJ Cruiser from 2006. Up entrance, the Compact Cruiser EV encompasses a retro grille with Toyota lettering that’s flanked by horizontally organized LED headlights, which lends it a J80 Land Cruiser-style face. Then there’s additionally the unpainted bumper and huge, silver skid plate upfront which pronounces its off-road intent.

On the sides, Toyota has used beneficiant quantities of cladding across the wheel arches and there’s a outstanding kink within the window line. The Compact Cruiser EV additionally will get a blacked-out A-pillar and retro-styled wheels shod in all-terrain tyres. Curiously, there’s additionally a special colored physique panel behind the rear doorways. In the meantime, on the again, it will get squarish LED tail-lights, Toyota lettering on the tailgate and, peculiarly, an extension of the roof rack into the tailgate itself.

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Whereas Toyota didn’t publish any pictures displaying the inside, the video presentation did present a glimpse into the Compact Cruiser EV’s cabin. The SUV will get a high-set dashboard with a free-standing touchscreen taking centre stage. It additionally encompasses a digital instrument cluster and a squared-off steering with the Toyota lettering within the centre.

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Whereas no official particulars are out but, the Compact Cruiser EV could possibly be primarily based on an electrified variant of the TNGA platform and have a dual-motor set-up with normal all-wheel-drive. Although it is perhaps only a idea for now, the Toyota Compact Cruiser EV will almost definitely enter manufacturing someday within the coming years. When launched, the Compact Cruiser EV could possibly be an electrical rival to the Ford Bronco Sport and the next-gen Jeep Renegade in worldwide markets.

Toyota in India

Toyota is but to announce any plans to carry down the manufacturing model of the Compact Cruiser EV to India sooner or later. Nevertheless, the Japanese carmaker will introduce the Hilux pickup in India in January 2022. When it comes to present merchandise, Toyota India retails the Glanza hatchback, Urban Cruiser compact SUV, Innova Crysta MPV, Fortuner SUV, Camry Hybrid sedan and Vellfire luxurious MPV.

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