Extra particulars of the Toyota IMV 0 have surfaced forward of the pick-up truck’s anticipated launch in ASEAN markets in 2024 or 2025. The mannequin was first previewed in idea kind throughout Toyota Motor Thailand’s sixtieth anniversary celebration final December.
The IMV 0 would later make its technique to Indonesia in August this yr, the place it was referred to as the Rangga Idea and introduced in varied configurations. Shortly after, the pick-up truck was introduced at Toyota Motor Philippines’ thirty fifth anniversary celebration, the place it was known as the Tamaraw Idea (and Jeepney Idea). This was adopted by an look at this yr’s Japan Mobility Present in Tokyo, with Toyota president and CEO Koji Sato saying, “the IMV 0 will quickly launch in Asia.”
In accordance with experiences, the manufacturing model of the IMV 0 might be referred to as the Hilux Champ and can first be launched in Thailand, the land of pick-up vans and the place it was developed. The mannequin can be positioned beneath the Hilux as a low-cost, multi-purpose utilitarian automobile that’s mentioned to start out from simply USD10,000 (RM47,100), as reported by Motortrend and Highway & Observe that obtained the possibility to strive one out.
Regardless of its positioning, the IMV 0/Hilux Champ is under no circumstances a small pick-up truck. As an idea, it measures 5,300 mm lengthy, 1,785 mm huge, 1,740 mm tall and has a wheelbase of three,085 mm. That’s about on par with the Hilux, though the IMV 0 is shorter general by 25 mm, is far wider by round 235-270 mm and has a decrease general peak by round 55-75 mm. The wheelbase is similar for each pick-up vans, suggesting the usage of the identical ladder-frame structure.
Not like the Hilux, the IMV 0/Hilux Champ is no-frills automobile that comes with a single cab and a extremely modular flatbed, the latter permitting for a number of our bodies for various purposes. In an effort to maximise utility and optimise the automobile for quite a lot of configurations, Toyota has engaged with upfitters on potential aftermarket builds, of which there are numerous.
On the auto exhibits it has attended, the IMV 0/Hilux Champ has been introduced as a cargo service, an emergency providers automobile, a camper, a cell café/meals truck, an overlander, a race help automobile and even a cell electrical automobile (EV) charging station.
Given the anticipated price ticket, the IMV 0/Hilux Champ is sparse by way of tools, which is consistent with the no-frills, low-cost method that Toyota is aiming for. In accordance with Motortrend, pick-up truck’s flatbed won’t include sides, ABS or airbags, though these are optionally out there. The inside may also be furnished in plastic and rubber supplies, and there are crank home windows versus powered ones.
As for the mechanical bits, the pick-up truck will get the Hilux’s management arms, coil springs on the entrance and leaf springs on the rear, that are upgradeable for a better gross automobile weight ranking (GVWR). Precise powertrain particulars weren’t supplied, nevertheless it was steered the IMV 0/Hilux Champ can be powered by the Hilux’s 1TR-FE 2.0 litre inline-four petrol engine making 141 PS (139 hp or 104 kW) and 185 Nm of torque, mated to a five-speed guide transmission.
A diesel possibility may also be reportedly provided, which is assumed to be the 2GD-FTV 2.4 litre inline-four turbodiesel making 150 PS (148 hp or 110 kW) and as much as 400 Nm – this can be out there with four-wheel drive as a substitute for rear-wheel drive.
So, what do you consider the upcoming IMV 0/Hilux Champ? Is a pick-up truck with solely the naked requirements and practically infinite configurability one thing you may want right here? Share your ideas with us within the feedback beneath.
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