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Toyota Kluger hybrid gets an electric SUV brother by 2025

Toyota seems to be ready an electric counterbalance to Klugerconfirm it will assemble a new one Three-row electric SUV at the company’s Kentucky plant from 2025.

This marks the first time the Japanese automaker has manufactured electric vehicles (EVs) in the US, and with the new model’s batteries also being manufactured there, the new SUV will be eligible for the tax. US$7500 (~AU$11,500). credit in that market.

Toyota car manufacturing facility in Kentucky is currently manufacturing Toyota Camry, TOYOTA RAV4And Lexus ES as well as the engine.

Toyota says the batteries for the three-row electric SUV will be manufactured at a new North Carolina battery factory currently under construction.

The Japanese carmaker is currently investing US$2.1 billion (~AU$3.2 billion) in this North Carolina battery plant as part of a larger investment US$9 billion (~AU$9 billion) into Toyota North Carolina.

The North Carolina battery plant will serve as the hub for Toyota’s “electric vehicle portfolio expansion.” By 2025, there will be a total of six battery production lines – four for hybrids and two for electric vehicles.

At this stage, it’s unclear what Toyota’s upcoming three-row electric SUV will look like, but the company has revealed the “bZ Large SUV” concept as part of the project. 16 diverse all-electric concept cars it came out in late 2021.

It’s also unclear whether Toyota’s three-row electric SUV will be exclusively for the North American market or if it will also be produced in right-hand drive form for export markets like Australia.

Toyota’s announcement of a three-row electric SUV comes just days after Ford announced it would launch a new electric SUV Three-row electric SUV in the US in 2025.

EQUAL previous reportToyota will launch 10 electric vehicles by 2026, at which point it aims to sell 1.5 million all-electric vehicles globally.

The company hasn’t announced plans to shift its eponymous brand to an all-electric lineup, although Lexus will only go electric by 2035 and aims to sell millions of electric vehicles each year. in 2030.

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