Toyota’ Stout compact pickup
Toyota is rumored to be working on a new compact pickup based on the next-generation Corolla. It would of course be competing with the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz. But also with the Ram Rampage and Chevrolet Montana in South and Central America.
At around 213 inches long, the new 2024 Tacoma isn’t that compact anymore. The Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are both under 200 inches long which means there’s plenty of room for a smaller Toyota pickup. At an expected starting price of around $28 000, it’s also over $4000 more than a base Maverick. Again, there is room for something smaller and cheaper.
This would seem like a no-brainer for Toyota, who would also have direct access to their Hybrid and PHEV technology for the new pickup. And unlike Hyundai, Toyota is a very trusted brand in the pickup market with a long history of super reliable trucks.
There is a rumor about the name Stout for the new pickup. At least in South America. But there’s also another rumor about the new truck not being 100% approved yet, which would mean it would be at least 2 or 3 years away. By that time we might also see a second-generation Maverick anyway.
A new Corolla isn’t expected before late next year or 2025 at the earliest. I guess a new Stout for 2026 or 2027 would make sense…