Toyota goes into BAT
Pick-up lines: Toyota's A-BAT concept vehicle.
TOYOTA will unveil a new concept vehicle at the forthcoming Detroit motor show that provides a glimpse of what the company’s next-generation compact pick-up might look like. Called the A-BAT, the new ute is clearly designed for the US market and is designed along the lines of the somewhat controversial Honda Ridgeline pick-up. Typical of concept cars these days, the A-BAT throws some environmental credentials into the motor show spotlight by having a hybrid powertrain – a four-cylinder engine combined with electric drive like the Prius – but you can be sure that a production version will offer plenty of petrol-only horsepower. ...continued