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Old 12-30-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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(CBS/AP) Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce a concept hybrid pickup truck featuring improved fuel economy and lower emissions at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker said Friday.

The A-BAT concept vehicle is equipped with Hybrid Synergy Drive, Toyota's third-generation gas-electric hybrid powertrain technology, according to the company. Its trapezoidal profile was borrowed from the Prius, another hybrid Toyota vehicle.

"This concept is the next evolution of the compact truck," said Kevin Hunter, president of Calty Design Research Inc., Toyota's North American-based research and design center, in a statement.



http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/...n3653196.shtml
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Obama playing field
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Yukk, that looks like an old mkII MR2 with fat tires on, from that view anyways lol
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Interesting article, John

If the new Hybrid Pickup is anything like the Hybrid Highlander . . . NO THANKS.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Nevada/Hawaii
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I didn't know hot wheels were going full size!
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:22 AM
 
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Yikes! That is one scary truck!
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Old 12-31-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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I didn't know hot wheels were going full size!
LOL . . . Good One!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Denver
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How about just releasing a diesel?
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Nevada/Hawaii
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PLEASE, NO. A diesel will make it slower. Then we'll have to look at it even longer!
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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PLEASE, NO. A diesel will make it slower. Then we'll have to look at it even longer!

How do you figure...diesel trucks are not slow. And it would have great tow abilities. The Audi diesel that won Lemans twice in a row was not exactly slow.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Nevada/Hawaii
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Just kidding, I blame my Brit sense of humour.
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