Hear Me Out: The Scion xB Should Be Toyota’s Entry in the Compact Truck Race

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InsideHook

By Benjamin Hunting Lost amidst the doom and gloom that is the American auto market’s continued inflationary pricing bubble (built on the back of chip shortages and supply-chain woes), has been the rebirth of a long-dormant niche: compact trucks. In the past 12 months both Ford (the Maverick) and Hyundai (the Santa Cruz) have jumped into the pint-size pickup pool with entries that trade the bulk of their larger siblings for a crossover-based driving experience that doesn’t skimp on practicality. And drivers seem to love it. On the outside looking in sits Toyota, a brand that enjoys near-total …

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