Like it or not, the Toyota HiLux is heading electric. Previewed by the HiLux Revo BEV Concept, the first ever all-electric HiLux enters prototyping phase and the unique landscape in Australia has been selected as the testbed for the HiLux EV.
Originally unveiled in Thailand late last year, the HiLux Revo BEV Concept is a two-wheel drive pick-up designed for short-range use, featuring a wealth of proprietary technologies under the skin. The 2WD format makes it urban-focused, but we can expect a 4WD concept to join the prototyping given the majorirty of current HiLux sales is for the 4×4 variant.
The HiLux Revo BEV Concept is currently undergoing testing and evaluation on various Australian roads to help further the development of alternative powertrain technologies, not just for the HiLux but also other Toyota models.
While the HiLux BEV remains a concept, customers will soon be able to purchase Toyota’s first production BEV when the new bZ4X arrives in Australia in early 2024.
The bZ4X will be the first of three Toyota production battery-electric vehicles due in Australia over the next three years further expanding Toyota’s electrified lineup.