From today’s perspective, A-Bat seems to be a distant past. This concept truck came a long time ago, in 2007. Many things have happened since then, but this does not mean that this concept will have no impact on the automotive industry. Moreover, it appears that the Japanese manufacturer is preparing a production version of this truck, which will come 13 years after this concept. According to the latest reports, the new model will come as the 2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept.
Of course, no one expects many similarities with the draft version. Moreover, this truck is just a rumor and we are still waiting for some officials. So you take the following sections with many reserves.
2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept Specs
Given that the concept version of this truck was introduced a long time ago, we have no doubt that the new model will not have much in common. However, the basic layout is expected to be the same. More precisely, the 2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept is about to run on a mono-platform. This is not the most common design solution for a truck, but it has become more popular these days.
Honda Ridgeline used it for a long time and it turned out to be a very successful design. Other companies such as Hyundai, Kia and BMW are about to offer such a truck. The new model will be smaller than Tacoma, small in size, so we expect it to run on the company’s new TNGA platform.
The benefits of the unibody platform will be numerous. The new truck will not be as powerful as the chassis vehicles, but will provide superior comfort and driving experience, which today seems to be more important to a large number of truck drivers.
2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept Exterior and Interior
The original version featured a unique aesthetic concept, which didn’t have much in common with Toyota‘s design language at the time. In this case, we assume that the 2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept will remain closer to the brand’s design philosophy. However, we do not know whether this means that we are inspired by Tacoma cars or passenger cars. We’ll probably see a few worlds.
When it comes to interior design, we assume that the new cabin will look futuristic. Since it is too early to define something more specific, we will now focus on the size of the cabin. The original concept has a kind of extensive cabin layout. We assume that the new look will be slightly larger, most likely a typical double cabin layout, with four doors and two comfortable rows of seats.
2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept engine
This could be another aspect as the new model will remain with the original. To remind you, the 2007 concept contained a hybrid transmission, so the 2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept could work the same way. Of course, we’ll see something more modern for this occasion. We could see something completely new or something that we borrowed from the current powertrain configuration.
The second option seems more likely to us and the first that comes to mind is a known RAV4 hybrid system. It’s a fairly popular system based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The total output is around 220 hp but most importantly, the fuel consumption is amazing. We also do not rule out the possibility of seeing the pure gasoline option in the range.
2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept release date and price
As we said, the 2021 Toyota A-Bat Concept is just a rumor now. While some reports indicate that it can be shown for the first time in the following year, you should bear in mind that we are still waiting to hear from officials on this issue.