The Toyota model is without doubt one of the most trusted manufacturers around the globe. For instance, in Australia, Toyota was awarded Australia’s Most Trusted Automobile Model within the annual Reader’s Digest Trusted Manufacturers Survey once more this yr. That is the seventeenth yr in a row that Toyota Australia has been acknowledged as probably the most trusted automotive model by shoppers and readers of this publication. This belief is illustrated within the gross sales figures too, because the Toyota Hilux has topped the Australian gross sales charts for 7 years in a row! Already in 2022, the Hilux has offered a report 60,120 items so removed from January to November.
Drive.com.au says that is the biggest variety of items offered by a single mannequin in Australia in 20 years because the hey-days of the Holden Commodore. Again then, the Commodore did over 60,000 items in a calendar yr in 2005. So, you possibly can see simply how influential the Hilux is down underneath. The Ford Ranger additionally does fairly effectively there, displaying that pickups or Utes, as they’re known as in Australia, are an important phase.
The Hilux additionally tops the charts in South Africa, the place it does over 40,000 items per yr. The Hilux has been the highest promoting automobile in South Africa for 9 consecutive years too. It has carried out so effectively there that it has offered over 1 million items in South Africa because it was launched. Total, the Toyota Hilux has offered over 19 million items worldwide. Such an iconic automobile in an essential automobile phase wants an electrical model.
Toyota had talked about just a few years in the past that it had plans to introduce an electrical Hilux. Properly, the excellent news is that Toyota not too long ago showcased the Toyota Hilux Revo BEV Idea as a part of Toyota Thailand’s 60th Anniversary. Thailand is a significant manufacturing hub for the Toyota Hilux. Wanting on the footage of the Toyota Hilux Revo BEV Idea, it doesn’t look so “concepty” and this might spring some hope that it isn’t too removed from going into manufacturing. Let’s wait and see.
An electrical Toyota Hilux could be a game-changer. Hiluxes are sometimes utilized by mining and farming firms round campuses in addition to technicians and folks within the commerce trade. Utility firms are additionally followers of the Hilux. All because of this most of those use instances are good for electrification. This has resulted in some impartial firms changing present ICE Hiluxes and different pickups to electrical. One of many companies on this trade is Australian firm Roev. That is an indicator that the demand for electrical Hiluxes is there. Let’s hope Toyota accelerates plans for the electrical Hilux.
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