2025 Toyota Stout
The automotive world is filled with rumors and speculation about the upcoming 2025 Toyota Stout, a compact pickup truck that could dethrone the famous Ford Maverick.
With the Hyundai Santa Cruz struggling to compete with the Maverick and the Rampage not making its way to America, the stage is set for the new Toyota Stout to make a grand entrance and dominate the compact truck segment.
2025 Toyota Stout
The Toyota Stout was one of the first Japanese cars to prove itself as a reliable and capable workhorse on Australian farms throughout the 1960s and 1970s – it has now been revealed that the badge can turn a profit.
While Toyota eventually replaced the Stout in Australia with the more modern HiLux, the excavated trademark filing could signify that the model is returning to the company’s ranks.
According to Argentina’s Autoweb website, Toyota has registered the Stout name in the region, suggesting that the Japanese auto giant could consider using the badge on the smaller ute — likely to compete with the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz in North America.
The Toyota Stout can also offer an alternative to many car-based cars sold in South America, such as the Fiat Strada, Renault Duster Oroch, Volkswagen Saveiro, and Chevrolet Montana.
The digital rendering gives an idea of what the Stout ute will look like, with design inspiration from Toyota’s future Electric concept.
A Blast from the Past: The Legacy of Toyota Stout
The Toyota Stout has a rich history, having been one of the first Japanese utes to prove itself as a reliable and capable workhorse on Australian farms throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
Produced by Japanese automaker Toyota from 1954 to 1989, the Stout shared its platform with the Toyota Dyna until 1968, when it was given its platform called the Toyota “U.”
Now, the Stout badge could be back, offering an alternative to car-based utes in South America and possibly competing with the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz in North America.
What to Expect From A 2025 Toyota Stout
The Stout is expected to use TNGA platforms, such as the RAV4, providing a helpful off-road upgrade and room for a hybrid setup.
Rumors suggest that the 2025 Toyota Stout could be economical, with a starting price of around $23,000, making it competitive with the 2023 Ford Maverick ($22,595) and 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz ($25,700).
It’s also safe to expect the Toyota Stout Hybrid to emerge, potentially offering better fuel efficiency than the EPA Maverick Hybrid’s forecast of 40 mpg in the city and up to 33 mpg on the highway.
The Road Ahead for Toyota Stout
Toyota has been closely watching the growth of the compact truck segment to determine if the Stout will succeed.
More information about the 2025 Toyota Stout could be revealed at the Three Media conference in June 2023.
With the Toyota RAV4 being one of the most popular vehicles globally and the Toyota Tacoma beating rivals by a large margin, it seems Toyota is well-positioned to launch a successful compact truck.
While there’s yet to be a confirmation on whether the 2025 Toyota Stout will head to Australia or the US, the possibility remains open, especially if Ford decides to bring the Maverick to Australian shores.
For now, fans of compact pickup trucks can eagerly await more news and updates about the 2025 Toyota Stout, which promises to be a game-changer in the automotive industry.