Toyota works on Prius coupe and pick-up
It seems that Toyota has big plans for the future. Not only will the Japanese company be bringing out their new FT-86 sport coupe, developed with Subaru, but they will also be coming out with new versions of the Camry, Yaris, Tacoma, and RAV4 in the next 18 months. Somewhere further in the future, Toyota will also be developing a coupe and even a pick-up version of the Prius. The Prius? Say what?!
Based on the same platform as the current Prius, the coupe version will feature more dramatic styling and will compete with models like the Honda CR-Z. Toyota has already conducted a design competition involving the company’s four global design studios and a couple of outside coachbuilders. The official debut is expected for 2012.
As for the pick-up version, this might be a production version of the A-BAT concept, and will be sold in both Toyota and Scion versions. The Toyota version will be based on the Prius, making it more of a parcel carrier than a cargo hauler. This new model will be built in USA because importing it will cost too much. Toyota also has plans for a Prius wagon, but it will not be coming to America.
Source: Automotive News