Toyota’s latest concept, the IMV 0, is a versatile pick-up truck that offers owners the opportunity to shape their own mobility solutions. Drawing inspiration from the classic FJ40 Land Cruiser, this Hilux-sized concept will be showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show. It can be configured in various body styles, such as a motorhome for safaris, a mountain-rescue ambulance, a street-food stall, and a rugged off-roader.
Based on the IMV platform, designed for localized production of vehicles worldwide, the IMV 0 follows the philosophy of providing faster and more cost-effective development for specific markets. This platform is currently used for the Toyota Hilux, Fortuner (SUV variant of the Hilux), and Innova (a high-riding MPV).
The IMV 0 introduces the next step in this philosophy with a basic single-cab chassis and a flat rear bed that can be easily customized using conventional bolts, offering limitless customization possibilities.
Considering that the current-generation Hilux is eight years old and nearing replacement, the IMV 0’s design could offer a glimpse into the functionality of the next-generation Hilux. While specific powertrain details are yet to be disclosed, it is anticipated that the IMV 0 will support a range of petrol and diesel engines similar to the current Hilux, along with the potential for a plug-in hybrid or battery-electric powertrain.
|Toyota IMV 0 Concept|
|– A versatile pick-up truck concept|
|– Offers owners the flexibility to customize their vehicles|
|– Inspired by the classic FJ40 Land Cruiser|
|– Displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show|
|– Motorhome for safaris|
|– Mountain-rescue ambulance|
|– Street-food stall|
|– Rugged off-roader|
|– Built on the IMV platform|
|– Designed for localized global production|
|– Currently used for Toyota Hilux, Fortuner, and Innova|
|– Features a basic single-cab chassis|
|– Flat rear bed for easy customization with conventional bolts|
|– Offers limitless customization possibilities|
|– IMV 0 design may hint at the next-gen Hilux functionality|
|– Current-generation Hilux is due for replacement soon|
|– Specific powertrain details not yet disclosed|
|– Expected to support a range of petrol and diesel engines|
|– Potential for a plug-in hybrid or battery-electric powertrain|