Toyota comes out with their new design concept of pickup or know as 4×4 in Malaysia.Also known as SUV..Its design and concept same linearly as Toyota Hilux in Malaysia. If this design replace the present Hilux, it well be a shock that all Hilux-ian will trade-in their Hilux.
“Driving from beyond the suburbs to the city is a way of life for many people,” said Kevin Hunter, president, Calty Design Research, Inc. “We’ve taken Toyota’s truck heritage to a different level by envisioning a vehicle capable of
maneuvering the suburbs as well as dirt roads. This compact truck is as comfortable for long commutes as it is for road trips. It can accommodate outdoor toys and home improvement supplies. Plus, customers benefit from the hybrid powertrain’s low emissions and fuel economy.”
Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota, will unveil the A-BAT hybrid pickup concept at the Detroit Motor Show this month.
Far removed from the conservatively styled vehicles that currently grace Toyota showrooms, the concept’s unique look is a combination of the large body surfaces, intersecting tight surface planes, crisp lines and the trapezoidal profile. The A-BAT’s 19-inch wheels sit at the vehicle’s corners creating a tough and ready stance.
CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD
The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD might not look all that different from the outgoing model on the outside — much like its parent company might not look significantly changed to a casual observer — but underneath, almost everything has changed.
The traditional Chevy power dome hood is back with the strongest styling we’ve seen since 2003. The chrome-framed grille has a larger bow tie and the front bumper has been revised. Huge metal flares at the corners of the front bumper have been softened by reducing their height. Also, the inlet in the middle of the front bumper that feeds air to the truck’s transmission oil cooler is about a third larger than the current inlet.
Also new for 2011 is a choice of 17-inch standard or brand-new 18- or 20-inch wheels for single rear-wheel trucks. The dual rear-wheel tires remain 17s, but they now can accommodate a taller aspect ratio tire — up to LT235/80R17 from today’s LT225/75R17, something many GM HD buyers have been asking for.
Unfortunately, the bolt pattern on the new wheels is slightly different from the 2007-10 trucks, so you can’t retrofit the new wheels onto the current pickups. The eight-lug count remains the same.
What’s changed underneath? A better question is what hasn’t? The front stabilizer bar link that connects the stabilizer bar to the lower control arm is carried over from the 2007-10 HD pickup. That’s it.