Old, but gold – that is what we can say about Toyota 4Runner. This is the big off-road SUV. Mean, powerful, reliable. But, its look is prehistoric. Its interior is not as fancy as you will expect from the modern SUV. So, the company will definitely have to update it, and the first speculations with some foundation say it is going to happen in 2022. The new 4Runner will arrive as 2023 YM.
Sources still don’t have too many details about the upcoming SUV. One thing is certain – it is not getting a diesel engine. And hybrid? Who knows… In a couple of years, more of these drivetrains will roll out of the factory lines, and companies are hiding details from fans and, more important, rivals.
4Runner New Generation – Expectations
The source from the 4Runner forum says the company is serious about the update of its SUV. What’s more, it is a top priority, alongside Tundra truck. These two vehicles will start the complete refresh of the lineup. Toyota is launching the new Highlander and Sequoia SUV, as well as the premium Land Cruiser and Tacoma truck in 2024.
The redesign and the new generation will bring the refresh we all want to see. Still, the most important thing about the Toyota 4Runner is its practicality. The SUV is a favorite among off-road adventurers and its TRD Pro version is definitely the vehicle you want to get lost in the wilderness.
2022 Toyota 4Runner Specs and Hybrid Engine
The efficiency of the Toyota 4Runner is not a big problem, although the V6 consumes too much fuel. When you go off the road, the most important thing is not to get stuck. That is why the SUV is so popular. We wanted to see how the TRD Pro package works with a diesel engine, but it is not likely to happen. Instead, Toyota will develop a hybrid engine for its big rigs.
One of them will be the 4Runner. Still, this system has a tough task – to maintain the performance of the existing model. However, we believe in the Japanese company’s engineers. If hybrid happens for the Toyota 4Runner, it will be a great choice for on and off-road driving.