Toyota has one of the biggest line-ups of SUVs and Crossovers in the automobile market, but apparently, that is not enough. Toyota has hinted towards a new SUV being developed. They range from the Land Cruiser we all love to the Yaris Cross as an entry-level model.
Toyota offers a staggering 15 SUVs and crossovers across the globe, but they need more. Reportedly, the Japanese manufacturer is looking to build another full-sized model like Cruiser and Sequoia. According to the company, it will be a Lexus version.
Lexus is the luxury version that Toyota manufactures for those among us that love comfort over everything else. They are differently designed cars, and some have different engines, suspension systems, way the car rides among many other things.
According to Autoindustria, an auto-blog, the new SUV might just be a hybrid-powered or electric vehicle, following the global fuel conservation trend.
Who is it for?
Toyota according to the blog is making this car for American Millennials(born between 1980 and 1994), who have families. The unnamed SUV will feature 3 rows of seats, able to carry a family of eight. That is all the company has revealed to the public.
Looking over at the current range
Toyota already has an SUV that holds eight people. The Sequoia is a full-size SUV that is even bigger than the much-loved Land Cruiser, and it also has the ability to carry eight passengers. Does this mean Toyota is hinting at the next generation of this car?
According to the author Anton Adres, a motor expert, Toyota won’t go through so much suspense to launch a next-gen of the available model. He thinks it might be a crossover or could be bigger than the highlander, at the same level as Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride.
The Press Release
However, since the company is not calling it a crossover, it could be the redesigned 4runner. According to the press release, the new vehicles “will join a diverse, electrified product portfolio and will help the company get another step closer to Toyota’s global aim towards carbon neutrality by 2050”.
The three-row SUVs will have “a glimpse of the cutting-edge technology featured in both vehicles. When on sale, customers can expect a semi-automated driving system—which will allow for hands-free driving in certain conditions—a remote parking system allowing the driver to park and unpark from outside the vehicle using a smartphone, and a digital key that turns a user’s smartphone into their key and allows them to share it digitally.”
However, the full details of the SUVs will only be known to us once the SUVs are announced by the Japanese Auto-manufacturer.