Toyota has been at the forefront of hybrid technology since 1997, when it first introduced the iconic Prius. Since then, Toyota has expanded its lineup to include several other hybrid vehicles, ranging from sedans to SUVs. But does Toyota make a hybrid pickup truck?
The short answer is no, Toyota does not currently offer a hybrid pickup truck in its lineup.
While other automakers have developed hybrid pickups – like the Ford F-150 Hybrid and Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid – Toyota has yet to release a model of their own. That said, they have been hinting at one for some time now.
In 2018, Toyota unveiled a concept pickup truck called the “A-BAT” (Advanced Breakthrough Aero Truck). It featured a hybrid powertrain and was designed with an eye towards improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Although the A-BAT never made it into production, it demonstrated that Toyota was exploring the idea of offering a hybrid pickup.
Just recently in 2021, rumors began circulating that Toyota was planning on introducing a hybrid version of its full-size Tacoma pickup truck by 2022 or 2023. While these rumors have not been confirmed by Toyota yet, they suggest that the company is still interested in entering the growing hybrid pickup market.
So while there is no current evidence that Toyota will be releasing a hybrid pickup truck anytime soon, there are signs that they are still exploring this option and may launch one in the near future.