And that's valid both in the real world as well as across the imaginative realm of digital car content creators. For example, Dimas Ramadhan, the virtual automotive artist behind the Digimods DESIGN channel on YouTube, now has a big passion for pickup trucks, among other stuff.
Just recently, the digital car author envisioned the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser could morph into a two-door pickup truck that could render both the overseas Hilux and local Tacoma obsolete. He also revived the failed Lincoln Blackwood project and quickly catered to the rumor that the Japanese automaker is mulling a new pickup truck based on the Corolla Cross.
However, he did that in his way – and using the mighty XK70 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck as the base of operations! Well, that was unexpected, right? But that was not all, as he later CGI-married the Volkswagen Touareg SUV's DNA with the TNGA-F-based Tundra's body. As such, since he used the Tundra so much recently, it was logical that it also deserved the red carpet's spotlight, right?
Thus, here is his unofficial vision of a new Toyota pickup truck that could efficiently act as the refresh for the model year 2025 or 2026 Tundras – more precisely, the SR5 grade. Interestingly, there's yet another digital twist, or even two. So, rather than just updating the XK70 Tundra's front and rear design, the author went for a completely new reinterpretation.
The front, for example, is directly skinned after the squared-face 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser to the point that the pixel master didn't even bother deleting the 'Land Cruiser' nameplate at the front. The rear, meanwhile, borrowed the LED light bar treatment from the 2024 Lexus GX 550, making it a quirky Tundra-Land Cruiser-GX mix. Curiously, it doesn't look that bad with a Land Cruiser front, a Tundra pickup truck profile, and a GX-inspired rear!
Alas, that doesn't mean Toyota will proceed like that in the near future. However, it needs to do something extraordinary for the upcoming Tundra refresh because even the mighty 437-hp i-Force Max hybrid version can't compare to the sales power of the Big Detroit Three (Ford F-Series, GM's Silverado and Sierra, plus the Ram trucks).