Report: Toyota working on a Prius coupe and pickup

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 27, 2010

It appears that Toyota has very, very big plans… As the Japanese manufacturer is planning a Prius Coupe, which will carry a more dramatic styling. The new coupe which will be built at Toyota’s new plant in Mississippi will take on Honda’s new CRZ sports hybrid coupe.

The global vehicle might be build in Japan in 2012 as a 2013 model, and it appears that Toyota already conducted a design competition involving the company's four global design studios and a couple of outside coachbuilders, but we don’t have any details regarding a possible design.

Furthermore, Toyota is planning a Prius Pickup based on the Scion A-Bat Concept. Also, by the spring of 2012, we will see the all-new versions on the Camry, Yaris, Tacoma and RAV4. The new FT-86, jointly developed with Subaru should also arrive by that time.

The new car was previewed by the Toyota FT-86 Concept, unveiled back in 2009 at the Tokyo Auto Show. This new car is rumored to receive a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, 200-hp boxer-four borrowed from Subaru, and a price tag between $25,000 and $30,000.

Regarding the RAV4 compact crossover, this will be redesigned in 2012 and is expected to receive a bolder design in order to better compete with the Honda CR-Z, but also a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.

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