Toyota A-BAT Redefines the Idea of a “Pickup” — Car Insurance…

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Toyota A-BAT

Toyota A-BAT Redefines the of a “Pickup”

By: Rob Parker

While sits atop the hybrid with the wildly successful Prius, the company is not sitting on its laurels. Engineers are working on clean-burning diesel power in key models and there are also projects underway. Additionally, the designers are rethinking automotive factors in particular the big, pickups like the Tundra have garnered so much for Toyota and that now seem to go the way of the dinosaur in the face of gasoline in the United States hovering $4 a gallon.

Toyota A-BAT

At the 2008 North American Auto Show in Detroit in Toyota showed off a hybrid concept called the A-BAT, an to marry the pickup and the hybrid in a look reminiscent of the Honda and the Isuzu VehiCROSS. Although a pioneer of compact pickups, has done little with the in the past ten years. At first the molded, futuristic body of the seems to offer little in the way of capacity, the feature at the heart of popularity. While the bed of the A-BAT only four feet, a opens into the cab adding two of space. Put down the tailgate and extends to eight, making it than possible to fit the gold of pickup usefulness, the 4 x

8 sheet of plywood, in the back.

In a bid to innovation, there’s also a drawer under the tailgate to as storage or carrying room for items. These kinds of will likely begin to more often as designers to incorporate as much versatility as into more compact, efficient vehicles. Additionally, the four doors open one another to provide maximum to the cabin. Interior features folding rear seats and information screens placed in of both the driver and the passenger. panels on the dash send to the instrument panel and other and a removable power pack the seats can provide juice to phones, laptops, and similar Not unlike the Prius, the concept is by a four-cylinder engine mated to Hybrid Synergy Drive.


At first glance, vehicles the A-BAT, with its short pug nose, and swept-back styling, strange and futuristic to the eye. about the A-BAT says as the driving public has come to of that word. The concept, has a high probability of coming to is, however, a bid to new realities in the automotive in the face of growing environmental and rising energy costs. not a surprising development from a like Toyota that has since the introduction of the Prius, to be at the

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