The rumors that have been spreading since the start of this year that Toyota is preparing a new compact pickup truck According to the latest reports, Toyota may revive an old name, the Toyota Stout. 2024 Toyota Stout will be the fourth generation of Stout that was previously discounted in 2000.
Stout was first introduced in 1954 as a small utility pickup truck. But it gained a lot of popularity thanks to its off-road capabilities and good overall performance.
The 2024 Toyota Stout will be built on a unibody chassis with front-wheel drive. Also, there will be all-wheel drive as an option. Also, we expect to see a new Stout capable of going offroad.
For the engine, there will be multiple options, starting from a basic inline-four engine to the hybrid powertrain of the RAV4. Also, we will not be surprised if Toyota decides to offer Stout in a diesel variant.
2024 Toyota Stout Engine
The 2024 Toyota should offer a diverse range of engine options. One of the available choices is a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine will come with base trims. And it also comes in multiple configurations and can be paired with either an eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. Furthermore, the Stout should be available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. Allowing customers to select the drivetrain that suits their desired level of off-road capability or handling preferences.
In its entry-level model, the Stout is equipped with a base version of the turbo four-cylinder engine, delivering 220 horsepower. As you move up the lineup, more potent iForce variations become available, boasting up to 270 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. These more potent engine options provide an enhanced driving experience for those seeking greater power and capability in their trucks.
Also, there is a considerable possibility that we will see a Hybrid Stout. And Toyota has multiple powertrains to choose from. And there is a massive chance that the 2024 Toyota Stout will gain a modified RAV4 Hybrid powertrain. So the engine should be an inline-four with a displacement of 2.5 liters and a small electric motor. Combined, they should produce around 250 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. For towing and payload capability. Both hybrids and classic stouts will be rated at 7000 pounds, and maximum towing capability will be 1500 pounds.
2024 Toyota Stout Interior and Exterior
The upcoming 2024 Toyota Stout will feature a modern exterior that will be focused on practicality. The new generation that we expect by the end of 2023 will be totally redesigned for the modern era. From the unofficial renders we found online We can see that the front grille will get an aggressive look with C-shaped headlights. Also, the line of the truck will become more aerodynamic. In the rear end, we will get usable taillights and an electric tailgate.
The exterior of the 2024 Toyota Stout will also be a mix of futuristic design and practicality. Inside, we will find a lot of safety and technological features. That will include a 14-inch infotainment system. There are plenty of wired and wireless connections, both for charging and navigation of the truck multimedia system.
2024 Toyota Stout TRD Pro
TRD Pro will be the name of the 2024 Toyota Stout trim level that is specially equipped for going offroad. The main features will include all-wheel drive with all-terrain tires. Also part of this offroad package will be a limited-slip differential and 16-inch alloy wheels with a unique design. Changes on the exterior will include blacked-out wheels, mirrors, and a grille. Also, the front and rear bumpers will be redesigned so the approaching and departure angles can be improved. There will also be premium colors available for this model. All these upgrades will help this small truck become a capable offroader.
But the biggest star of this equipment package will be the powertrain, and that will be the strongest engine that Toyota will offer with this model. Also, there are rumors that Toyota will maybe offer a TRD Pro in a Hybrid variant, but we need to wait for the release date to see if the rumors prove true.
Price and Release Date
Toyota Motors didn’t make an official statement about the release date of the 2024 Toyota Stoud. But according to rumors, we expect to see it start hitting dealerships in Q4 of 2023.
The base price should start at $24,000, and we expect it to go up to $32,000 for top-tier trim. For the electric version of Stout, the release date will be the same.
And the price should start at $32.00 and go up to $40.000. We are certainly sure that Toyota has a lot to offer in the small truck category. And we hope that they will decide to release a Stout in the US. With a truck like the Ford Maverick as a competitor, the road will not be easy, but we hope that the new Stout will archive good sales results in the US.