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We Just Learned a Lot More About the Massive Changes Coming to Toyota’s Lineup
Big changes seem to be coming to Toyota world. Back in February, Motor1 revealed a raft of details from a Toyota insider about the manufacturer’s upcoming product plans. Now, another leak from AllCarNews has corroborated that reporting — and added lots of juicy additional details.
Check out the information about the new Toyota and Lexus models below.
Like the GR Supra, the Toyota 86 will reportedly get Gazoo Racing branding to become the GR86. It will arrive in summer 2021 (Motor1 previously reported a July debut). It will be built on a new platform, and will also boast a Subaru twin, just like the current car.
The GR86 will reportedly make 255 horsepower, a 50-hp bump over the current model. Better yet, that power will come with the turbocharger that enthusiasts have long clamored for, likely making it easier to pull even more power from the engine.
Toyota Land Cruiser / Lexus LX
Toyota will reportedly differentiate the two currently-nearly-identical models for the next generation. The leak describes the LX as “insane,” with a focus on luxury and performance, a choice between a a twin-turbo V6 hybrid and a twin-turbo V8, and a mission to compete with the Bentley Bentayga.
The 300-Series Land Cruiser, on the other hand, will reportedly lose its luxury focus and return to its roots as a stripped-out off-roader.
A new generation of Toyota’s full-size Tundra pickup will reportedly come in the fourth quarter of 2021. It will be built on an all-new TNGA-F-based chassis, according to the report, and will ditch the V8 engine for a twin-turbo V6 hybrid.
Toyota 4Runner and Sequoia
New generations of both SUVs are allegedly on tap for 2022. Both, reportedly, will be based on the new Tundra.
The Toyota Sienna minivan is getting up there in years. A slide in the leaked presentation shows a new generation arriving in fall 2020 — and only being available as a hybrid.
A new Toyota Venza crossover — a name last seen in the U.S. in 2015 — will debut in fall 2020. It too will only be a hybrid, according to the report.
Toyota Corolla Crossover
The slide shows a new CUV arriving in the third quarter of 2021, which will be a Corolla-based crossover.
The LS and ES sedans will receive a refresh in 2020. Lexus will axe the low-selling GS and replace it with a Lexus-branded version of the Toyota Mirai (though it’s unclear whether it will be hydrogen-powered like that car). A new, compact IS will show up in 2021.
The second-generation NX compact SUV is reportedly in the works. It will use the new TNGA-K platform, offer a new 14-inch touchscreen, and use five different powertrains. The leak does not give a timeframe for this car, though.
An all-new fifth-generation of Lexus’ best-selling vehicle will arrive in 2023.
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