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Toyota has decided not to move forward with the small stylish A-BAT hybrid pickup concept. Automotive News reported today that the company decided to put the vehicle “on the shelf,” according to Bob Carter, Toyota Division’s general manager—after going as far as requesting bids last fall from suppliers for the hybrid pickup. If the United […]

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Back in early 2006, when Toyota took the wraps of its new bigger, badder, and more powerful Tundra pickup, the company was clearly taking aim at Detroit’s last stronghold: the full-size pickup truck. At that time, company executives hinted at a hybrid version, but Toyota was going for Detroit’s jugular vein—so a gas-electric drivetrain on […]

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For many hybrid owners, the full-sized pickup truck represents all that is wrong with the American vehicle: big, overpowered, and thirsty for fuel. But the reality is that pickups are immensely popular. Even in the face of $3.50 gasoline, three of the top five bestselling vehicles in the U.S. are still full-sized pickups. And the […]

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Toyota will show two small vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show next week, both of which are viable offerings for the automaker’s U.S. showrooms. The first is labeled the Urban Cruiser, a compact crossover utility currently slated for sale in Europe. Toyota calls it an “environmentally responsible SUV” due to its small size and low […]

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When Toyota unveiled its super-sized Tundra pickup a couple of years ago, environmentalists went apoplectic. How could the darling of the green car world put out a hulking pickup with city fuel economy in the low teens? As if in response to criticism about the hairy-knuckled Tundra, Toyota has produced a kinder, gentler concept pickup […]

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