Toyota To Introduce 12 New Or Redesigned Models, Tundra Could Be Among Them

Toyota used the New York Auto Show to introduce the 2020 Highlander and Yaris Hatchback, but it appears a number of other vehicles are on the horizon.

Speaking to Motor Trend, Toyota’s North American Group Vice President and General Manager said the company will introduce 12 all-new or redesigned models over the course of three years. Jack Hollis didn’t go into specifics, but the list includes a handful of models that have already been introduced. Among them are the aforementioned Highlander and Yaris as well as the Corolla, Corolla Hybrid, RAV4 and Supra.

The remaining six vehicles are a bit of a mystery, but the executive has previously said an all-new Tundra is coming soon. Hollis declined to say when the redesigned truck will arrive, but he did confirm the company is developing a new platform which will eventually underpin the next-generation Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner and Sequoia. While the executive was tight-lipped on specifics, previous reports have suggested the Tundra will be introduced next year as a 2021 model.

While it’s likely the Tundra is one of the six remaining all-new or redesigned models, less is certain about the last five. However, spy photographers have already snapped the next-generation Sienna and it’s likely a new Sequoia would arrive shortly after the Tundra.

Hollis also suggested there was room under the RAV4 for another crossover besides the CH-R. There’s a $4,505 price gap between the two models and the executive once again admitted the CH-R’s lack of all-wheel drive is hurting sales.

This could suggest the company is considering an all-wheel drive model to slot between the CH-R and RAV4. Nothing is official as of yet, but Toyota introduced the FT-4X concept at the 2017 New York Auto Show and the concept’s chief designer has previously said it was 75% percent production ready.

  • HOPEFULLY THEY’LL BE LESS OFFENSIVE LOOKING THAN THE CURRENT LINE-UP.

  • no25

    hopefully we’ll see a new 4Runner soon. current one is still pretty decent looking but definitely needs an update. the way toyota is treating the current Sequoia is making me think that they are going to redesign it after all…hopefully that won’t look as bloated like the current one and more slimmed down like the first generation (which actually looked decent). when it comes to a new crossover, i think toyota needs a better Venza replacement. the first one had the right idea, but it was poorly executed.

    • Ben

      I have a current gen 4Runner, so I might be biased, but I don’t think it looks bloated, considering the crumple zones and the height/width requirements for crashes. I truly love the boxy design and it seems like Toyota is dedicated to keeping that with their truck lineup. Obviously, the big hope is that Toyota will keep the 4Runner a truck. Please for the love of god, don’t go Ford Explorer on us Toyota!!

      • no25

        I was talking about the Sequoia being bloated…

        • Ben

          To my understanding, the main reason they haven’t updated it is because the interior volume still compares well with American offerings from the big three SUVs (Tahoe, Yukon, Expedition). The likely hood it is going to grow in size, but be more angular to mirror what I assume the new Tundra will eventually look like.

      • Dylan Wentworth

        Toyota’s response: “You’ll drive what we give you”

        • Ben

          Sadly true, lol.

  • Ben

    I want the FT 4X. Its like a Honda Element + FJ Cruiser had a baby that could go offroad. Bring back the quirky/retro Toyota. Cut loose a bit. We all know you’ll stop producing it eventually and it will retain like 80% of its value.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Supra / RAV4 not included
    The list will be as follows
    1-Highlander
    2-Yaris
    3-Corolla
    ——————
    4-Tundra
    5-Tacoma
    6-Seqouia
    7-4Runner
    8-Sienna
    9-Land Cruiser 300
    ——————
    10-CUV between CH-R & RAV4
    11-CUV between RAV4 & Highlander
    12-86

    • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

      Supra / RAV4 not included
      The list will be as follows
      1-Highlander
      2-Yaris
      3-Corolla
      —————— Next Step
      4-Sienna
      5-Tundra
      6-Tacoma
      7-4Runner
      8-Seqouia
      9-Land Cruiser 300
      —————— Not confirmed
      10-CUV between CH-R & RAV4
      11-CUV between RAV4 & Highlander
      12-86

      That’s how you do it

      • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

        Agree

  • jason wu

    I would love to see FT-4X as a similar vehicle as Jimny which is an affordable go anywhere car.

  • Toyota needs to put Android Auto in all cars, including older models instead of the outdated Entunes 2.0 system that have been putting in some 2017-2019 models instead of the Entunes 3.0 in only the redesigned models. Toyota should offer to update the older systems in older cars like Mazda did on 2014-2018 models.

  • Dylan Wentworth

    Photos were taken of the new tundra (in camo). From what you can tell, it didn’t look a whole lot different but they were taking extra care to block the view of the undercarriage and suspension.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Toyota has some absolutely ancient models that are in desperate need of an update. FCA and Nissan too.

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