An insider source has revealed some plans that Toyota and Subaru have on the agenda. He has revealed a photo from an internal representation proving his words. The second-generation 86 confirmed by Toyota and Subaru was the first revelation. It is another sports-car tie-up between them. It is to come out in July 2021 and go on sale in 2022. That’s all the information he provides. But the latest intel suggests that it’ll be sold as “GR 86” with around 255 turbocharged horses. It also comes with better interior materials.
Few Other Revelations
If the days of two-door cars are behind you and a family sedan is more relevant for you, the refreshed Camry is for you. It is due this fall for the 2021 MY and will switch to the next generation for 2024 MY. The Avalon which is the bigger sedan is programmed for a nip and tuck for the 2022 model year.
There are going to be new additions to the range in September 2021. Production of a Corolla Cross will start for the 2022 MY. The crossover-inspired Corolla is going for the production phase in the Alabama plant Toyota is building together with Mazda as a part of the $1.6 billion investment. The Veneza moniker is also coming back for an anew mid-size crossover. It is releasing in the last quarter of this year.
The Toyota RAV4 is also due for a mid-cycle refresh for the 2022 MY. The 4Runner and Sequoia will also get a new generation upgrade in 2022 for 2023 MY, while the company is still deciding whether the former shall be built in North America.
The U.S. model of the iconic Land Cruiser will be available with only five seats as a serious off-roader. It does not emphasize luxury. As a result, it will be available at a significantly lower price. Yet the launch date is not revealed.
For the Truck Fans
The truck fans will be happy to know that the next generation Tundra will premier in December 2021 for the 2022 MY to inaugurate the TNGA-F platform. It will be equipped with a twin-turbo V6 hybrid for the top-of-the-range model. The next-gen model of the Tacoma is scheduled for the 2024 MY. Meanwhile, the Hilux and the Fortuner are receiving facelifts shortly.
Changes Under the Hood
Toyota and Lexus are dropping the V8 engine from vehicles costing less than $90,000 and introducing new twin-turbo V8 in 2022 in the LC-F.
The Lexus GS will retire, meanwhile, LS and ES sedans will receive facelifts in 2022 MY. The Mirai and ES can be seen as replacements for the aging sedan, but the Lexus dealers were in shock on seeing the fuel cell rear-wheel-drive with a Toyota badge. As for the IS, the next-gen model will arrive during the 2021 calendar year.
The entry-level UX is receiving facelifts during the 2021 calendar year for the 2022 MY. The same model year is going to see the introduction of an all-new NX stated to come out in the fall of 2021 on the TNGA-K platform with five different power-terrains.