Trends are changing fast in the automotive industry. Not so way back when, the SUVs with truck-based underpinning and off-road ready electronics were the very common segment. But the lack of comfortable journey and not so good fuel economy probably influenced their acceptance and several consumers turned toward unibody-based SUVs which could provide very nearly car-like journey quality and features. That fact probably remaining only a few old-fashioned SUVs on the market. One of them is Toyota 4Runner and their closest competitor the Jeep Great Cherokee. There is also Lexus’model of the 4Runner, the GX460. But despite being the rugged truck-based device, the 4Runner still manages to be good-seller. That is the reason why Toyota needs to purchase this model and it might offer the 2018 Toyota 4Runner as the all-new model.
NEW FOR 2018:
The 2018 model of the 4Runer is currently just the matter of speculations as Toyota hasn’t made the official announcement. As per speculations, the 2018 4Runner should carry more refinement to their on-road journey and increased fuel economy as the priorities. However, there ought to be some visual and interior changes as well.
2018 TOYOTA 4RUNNER: DESIGN
The 4Runner is the true off-roader with exceptional abilities, prepared to strike all kind of terrains and used up with Toyota’s reliability. The model was renovated for the last time in 2010 and also a few changes were for the 2013 model year. Toyota also included TRD Pro version for the 2015 model year and there have been small upgrades of tech features over the years.
As for the new 2018 Toyota 4Runner, it will carry some upgrades but it seems that Toyota could be cautious with them. There are strong indications, that model will remain based on the body-on-frame architecture but brings some improvements that will add more refinement to their ride.
On the other give, the model may also present some changes to their appearance but reports don’t suggest revolutionary cuts. The new 4Runner will maintain much of its visual ruggedness but may also add some degree of modernization. Increased aerodynamics, reworked grille and lighting clusters will be in the list of changes alongside with new cut details and shade options.
Interior design will remain focused toward the practicality and durability. However, it may also carry improvement in components quality and comfort. The model will again seat the five people in their standard version but may also offer a seven-seat arrangement.
Toyota may also present upgraded infotainment system and security features. There may be the latest Entune screen with smartphone integration. It will also include a navigation system, HD and satellite radio, solid audio system, style controls, etc. The model may also present comfort-oriented features like leather upholstery, hot seats, energy functions, automatic climate get a handle on, and so on. It may also upgrade the safety rig.
2018 TOYOTA 4RUNNER: PERFORMANCE
The new 2018 Toyota 4Runner is expected to improve the ride quality and fuel economy but it will perhaps not come at cost of the off-road capability. Particularly, the upcoming 4Runner should replace the current 4.0-liter V-6 engine with the smaller displacement. As the new engine is suggested a 3.5-liter V-6 unit. It should be capable of delivering around 300 hp and 290 pound-feet of torque. However, it is also probable that the old engine will remain as the option.
The new engine option also needs to have new transmission unit that will also help to improve the fuel economy. There may also be rear- and four-wheel push options. The new 4Runner may also be accessible low-range gearing, rear locking differential, get get a handle on, switchable ground settings, improved suspension in the higher cuts, etc.
2018 TOYOTA 4RUNNER: ARRIVAL, PRICE
As we said earlier in the day, Toyota hasn’t made the official news about the 2018 Toyota 4Runner. Therefore, we can have more reliable data soon but before that, we’ve to count on the other sources. According for them, this model will can be found in late 2017 and price range will begin from around $34, 000.