The A-Bat model coming from Toyota has been expected to come back to the market since 2008. Well, according to the information that our team has got, it was worth waiting. The new 2018 Toyota A-Bat will use a hybrid powertrain and represent an eco-friendly (‘green’) truck that will lower the emission of CO2 and significantly improve its fuel economy.
When it comes to exterior of the 2018 Toyota A-Bat, this coupe truck will combine its well-known off-road design and sporty features. In fact, it will wear a unique body shape that will definitely seem futuristic. We have been informed that it will also be based on a unibody platform that simply promises easier handling and stability. When it comes to dimensions, the new A-Bat will have larger dimensions than a standard pickup truck. Its bed will be four feet long and you can get two extra feet by opening the roof panel. For those who do not know, the A-Bat abbreviation stands for Advanced Breakthrough Aero Truck. The new truck will have shorter overhangs and more angled body than its predecessor. When it comes to innovation, this eco-friendly model will get solar panels that turn the sun rays they receive into electricity needed for the engine. That way it will reduce fuel consumption and due to its enhanced aerodynamics and trapezoidal profile it will also improve the acceleration and total performance. The front fascia and especially the grille of the new A-Bat have been compared to the one seen on the Prius model. This attractive truck should be standing on 19-inch wheels.
Inside the next-generation Toyota A-Bat you will find a spacious and comfortable cabin that perfectly matches its futuristic exterior. The seats will be adjustable and covered in premium-quality materials while the other parts of the cabin will be furnished with aluminum, carbon fiber and other lightweight materials. Between the front seats, you will find a 7.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest infotainment system and options such as HD radio, audio system, CD player, USB ports, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connection and others. Safety systems and driver assist features that you need, will be included as well.
As we have already mentioned in the intro, you can expect the 2018 Toyota A-Bat to hit the showrooms as an eco-friendly truck that lowers the CO2 emission and improves its fuel economy. The new A-Bat will combine its hybrid powertrain with the four-cylinder gas engine thanks to its Toyota Synergy Drive system with eight speeds. The numbers and the total output of this truck have not been confirmed yet.
2018 Toyota A-Bat Release Date and Price
Being a 2018 model, the new Toyota A-Bat is expected to make its debut by the end of this year or an early 2018. The price range has been estimated at $40,000 – $50,000, although the price details have still been a mystery.