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Toyota Compact Cruiser and Pickup EV concepts promise a brawny electric future

Toyota surprises with a funky, FJ Cruiser-influenced electric SUV and what looks to be a preview of the next-gen Tacoma pickup.

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Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
1 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV concept

At its Battery EV Strategies media presentation, Toyota previewed this Compact Cruiser EV concept. 

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
2 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

Toyota Pickup EV concept

The Japanese automaker also showed this Pickup EV concept, which looks for all the world like a next-gen Tacoma.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
3 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

The Pickup EV could, in fact, be a preview of both a future electric truck and the next-gen Tacoma midsize. A twofer. 

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
4 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

Looks a lot like a battery-powered next-gen FJ Cruiser, doesn't it?

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
5 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

Toyota's future "lifestyle" EV lineup

The two EVs will fit into a massively expanded EV lineup. These are its so-called "lifestyle" EV concepts.

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV Concept - front 3/4 view
6 of 6 Noriaki Mitsubishi/N-Rak Photo Agency/Toyota

Toyota's full EV lineup

After being notably reluctant to enter into the battery-electric vehicle space, Toyota is promising to launch 30 electric models globally by 2030. 

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