The famous mid-size SUV is aging so it’s no wonder that many of us expect to see a full redesign in the near future. This model has been around for decades. So far, we have seen five generations of it and it looks like the sixth is on its way.
The current model is present since 2009. Considering that the next-year model is about to come without more important changes, we can say that the current generation will be in production for a full decade. The next generation should come in a year or two. Some optimistic reports suggest already next year, which means that the new model should come as 2020 4Runner.
Compared to the current model, we expect to see a lot of changes. Of course, expect to see a new platform, as well as completely new styling. Other areas of the SUV will also get significant changes.
2020 Toyota 4Runner redesign
Before we start with 2020 Toyota 4Runner possibilities, it is important to mention that we can rely on rumors only, at the moment. The official confirmation is yet to come, so we can only speculate about the details of redesign. The most important thing to say is that the new model will definitely continue in the same way, featuring traditional body-on-frame construction. The new 2020 Toyota 4Runner will remain one of few true SUVs on the market that is overflowed by crossovers in these days. The new architecture will keep this SUV off-road capable, though we expect to see some new design solutions. This primarily refers to the use of light materials. These weight savings are crucial thing for better fuel economy, which is a key factor in today’s market. Still, the most notable changes will be those in terms of styling and interior design.
2020 Toyota 4Runner styling and interior design
Just like with every redesign, a new styling is always the most anticipated thing. The 2020 Toyota 4Runner won’t be an exception. We are about to see a completely new styling, with plenty of new details. Compared to the current model, we should see similar overall proportions. On the other side, sharper lines are something that we should expect to see as well. Finally, there are new front and rear ends to come, completely adapted to the brand’s new design language.
Significant changes are expected on the inside too. Expect to see a completely new cabin, with new materials, new design and plenty of new technologies. Of course, the new interior design will be highlighted by a new dashboard but expect also to see plenty of new technologies, including the company’s new Safety Sense package with a load of advanced safety systems.
2020 Toyota 4Runner engines
When it comes to powertrain, we are pretty sure that the new model will continue with a familiar 4.0-liter V6 unit. This engine currently delivers around 270 horsepower but we could see some modifications that will provide some increase. In terms of transmission, we expect changes. The aged 5-speed automatic should be replaced with something newer and more refined.
The famous SUV could also come with some big novelties under the hood. For example, it is quite possible to see a diesel version of the 2020 Toyota 4Runner, considering that the famous Tacoma truck is also getting an oil-burner under the hood. Finally, the future could bring a hybrid version to us, though not so quickly.
2020 Toyota 4Runner release date and price
The new 2020 Toyota 4Runner will come in a year or two. More precise details are still unknown. When it comes to price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, so 33/34.000 dollars for the base version seems likely.