The compact pickup-truck segment is heating up and now it sounds like Toyota is planning to get into the game with a Corolla-based truck. While it’s unknown at this point whether it will be called Corolla Pickup or wear a name from Toyota’s past, such as Stout, we suspect that plans for a mini truck are already in the works. The success of the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz serves to illustrate the appeal of a compact truck, even if their capabilities are far less than those of their larger brethren. We don’t have any details about the Corolla Pickup yet, but it could come with a 196-hp all-wheel-drive hybrid setup borrowed from the Corolla Cross Hybrid SUV. What we don’t expect to see is a GR Corolla Pickup based on the brand’s sport-compact hatchback—although, such a thing would be bonkers fun.
What’s New for 2027?
If it comes to fruition, the Corolla Pickup would be a new product for the Toyota brand and the fifth vehicle in what amounts to a growing Corolla subbrand which includes the Corolla compact car, the Corolla hatchback, the speedy GR Corolla, and the Corolla Cross.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Toyota hasn’t even confirmed the Corolla will spawn a pickup truck variant, let alone release details on pricing or trim levels. But if the rumors are true, the Corolla Pickup should join the Toyota lineup as a 2027 model with pricing similar to the Maverick—a key rival for any small pickup truck.
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