Toyota unveils baby ute concept

Toyota has unveiled its second small ute concept in 12 months – and previews a heavy-duty hybrid reportedly due in Asian showrooms next year.

Japanese car giant Toyota has unveiled its latest vision of what a heavy-duty ute smaller than the HiLux could look like – and it is reportedly coming to South-East Asian showrooms in the next few years.

Unlike car-based, so-called ‘lifestyle’ ute concepts, this design is based on a heavy-duty (or “ladder frame” chassis) for added capability.

The Rangga concept unveiled in Indonesia this month is an evolution of the IMV 0 show car revealed in Thailand last year, and previews a smaller and more affordable – but still heavy-duty – Toyota ute to be positioned beneath the HiLux in developing South-East Asian markets.

Overseas reports claim Toyota has confirmed plans for a production version of the Rangga concept.


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