Toyota Rangga concept previews sub-Hilux pickup

    Rangga concept sits on IMV ladder frame platform; could spawn a rugged off-roader in future.

    Published On Aug 17, 2023 01:33:00 PM

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    Toyota recently took the wraps off its Rangga compact pickup concept at the Indonesian Motor show, which previews a pickup truck that will be positioned below the popular Hilux. The Rangga is, in fact, an updated iteration of the IMV 0 concept shown at Thailand last year, and the name takes inspiration from the Japanese word “Ronggo”, which translates to a hero who is strong and tough.

    1. Toyota Rangga concept sits on a traditional ladder frame platform
    2. Aimed at ASEAN and emerging markets
    3. Could get petrol, diesel and EV powertrain options

    Toyota Rangga concept: what is it exactly?

    The concept sits on the derivative of the ladder-frame IMV platform, which also underpins other Toyota models like the Innova Crysta and Hilux. Despite introducing the modular TNGA-F ladder frame architecture, Toyota will continue using the IMV platform for rugged models, at least in emerging markets due to cost restrictions. While Toyota has not shared any details about the concept's dimensions, it looks much smaller than the Hilux.

    The pickup concept shares quite a bit with the IMV 0 concept – apart from the platform – like its boxy yet cute looks that resemble the Compact Cruiser EV concept shown earlier. Toyota displayed the concept in multiple body styles and said that it will serve as a blank canvas for buyers who want to customise their vehicle according to their needs.

    Toyota has not revealed any powertrain details yet, but going by the platform in use, it will be safe to expect a RWD setup with petrol and diesel engine options, and an EV powertrain too. The IMV platform is capable of supporting 4WD as well, which opens up the possibility of bringing in a rugged off-roader on the lines of the Compact Cruiser, which has been previewed earlier in EV form.

    Should Toyota introduce another rugged SUV below the Fortuner? Let us know in the comments section.

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