Toyota is going to create a new frame SUV in retro styleJune 6, 2020
The Japanese company is ready to expand the line of frame models.
Toyota does not plan to abandon the production of a frame SUV in retro style, which could be the ideological successor to the FJ Cruiser model. However, the development of such an all-terrain vehicle is possible only if small frame SUVs are very popular in key markets.
In an interview with CarBuzz, Sheldon Brown, Toyota’s chief engineer responsible for the development of the cargo line, noted that the concept of the FJ Cruiser – a small and stylish 4Runner platform SUV – is very close to him, but so far the Japanese company will focus on the production of more traditional full-size models such as 4Runner, Sequoia, Tundra and Tacoma new generation.
At the same time, Brown explained that Toyota will closely monitor the market successes of the updated Ford Bronco – a potential competitor to the successor to the FJ Cruiser. If the marketing department of Toyota considers the segment of mid-size frame SUVs to be promising, the Japanese brand will release such a model.
If the prime minister’s schedule for new Toyota is confirmed, then at the end of 2021, the first frame model developed on the TNGA-F “cargo” modular platform will be sent to the series. From this moment on, the Japanese brand will be able to “replicate” frame models with various dimensions and form factors if necessary.
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