With the new Camry just arriving and more focus on models, like the RAV4 and new C-HR, it seems that Toyota may have forgotten about its rugged body-on-frame models, like the 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra. Well Toyota has just revealed that it is in fact working on new versions of all three vehicles.
Ed Laukes, Toyota’s North American vice president of marketing revealed to Automotive News that Toyota is currently working on updates to the 4Runner, Sequoia and Tundra.
“Now, the Tacoma was completely redone. But 4Runner, Sequoia, Tundra … those are being worked on as we speak.”
A timeline hasn’t been announced, so it’s not known when the new models will debut. Laukes also revealed that Toyota is planning some updates for the Tacoma to keep it competitive with the growing number of midsize pickups, including the upcoming Ford Ranger. While he didn’t go into too many specifics he hinted that the Tacoma will soon get some powertrain updates.
“We’re going to continue to work on all the improvements that are going to be necessary to keep Tacoma at the top of the class. So powertrains are obviously a big piece of anyone’s equation as we work on CAFE standards.”