The 2018 Toyota 4Runner will present to the automotive market as a medium-sized sport utility vehicle. According to early reports, the body structure will primarily offer excellent advantages for those that desire to take it off-road. Even with that being said, there are a number of industry insiders and experts that proclaim that the automotive giant is in a state of emergency regarding the current generation of the 4Runner. This is said to be due to the fact that an increasing amount of consumers are in need of vehicles for the transport of families as opposed to off-road adventures. From this proclamations, rumors have begun to surface stating that the 2018 model variant of the popular sport utility vehicle will seat seven and will feature a monocoque construction. Should this be proven true, the 4Runner that we have grown to know will be no more than a memory. What is currently known (as well as speculated) about the vehicle will be discussed below.
2018 Toyota 4Runner – Whole Power Unit
Per chatter making its way through the automotive industry, Toyota has already begun the process of removing the old 4.0-liter V-6 from the medium-sized sport utility vehicle. This is said to be due to the engine not being the most fuel-efficient option available in addition to the fact that it does not offer a great deal of force. It is said to be replaced by a 3.5-liter V-6 power unit that will be naturally aspirated while featuring an enhanced amount of fuel economy and energy. The new power option will be capable of a maximum output of upwards of 300 horsepower and 290 pounds per feet of torque. The unit will find itself smartly mated with an automatic six speed gearbox that will be coupled with either all-wheel drive or rear wheel drive.
2018 Toyota 4Runner – Redesign Fresh New Look
There are a number of changes expected for the exterior of the vehicle. Per industry conjecture, the projected facelift with deliver a fresh, new look that will feature new tail lights and headlights. Additionally, it has been whispered about the industry that the new 2018 Toyota 4Runner will sit atop a different set of wheels that will also make it more versatile and appealing to automotive consumers.
Early reports indicate that the forthcoming addition to the 4Runner family will borrow some key aspects from the Land Cruiser. This includes a chair or large navigation application. These elements will afford drivers the ability to adjust their preferences easily and conveniently. Continued from the current model will be that of soft plastic will embody the vehicle’s cabin for the base model of the line.
2018 Toyota 4Runner – Price and Expected Release Date
Although the Japanese automotive giant has yet to announce the official release date for the 2018 Toyota 4Runner, it has been speculated that it will be available by the close of December 2017. The price has yet to be confirmed as well, but a number of unofficial automotive sites have estimated the base price to be in the neighborhood of $35,000. As we move through the year, it is certain that the automaker will begin to disclose more specified information regarding the popular mid-sized sport utility vehicle.