Toyota is the world’s largest car maker, selling more than 10 million cars each year, including its subsidiaries Daihatsu and Hino. If you take a look at just Toyota and Lexus, it’s luxury division, the number stands at 9,542,000 sold cars in 2018, which is still impressive. Here is what Toyota has prepared for the next year in hopes of retaining its leading position.
After 17 years, we finally get to see the new Supra. The fifth generation of the iconic sports car was developed in combination with BMW, which got their new Z4 in the deal. It will be assembled in Graz, Austria, in Magna Steyr factory. The new Supra will be powered by the BMW B58 3.0L turbocharged straight-six engine, delivering 335 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. That is enough to propel it from zero to 60 in 4.1 seconds. The United States version will have a standard 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.
In 2020 Toyota will release the thirteenth generation of the best-selling car in history. The latest Corolla will look sportier than its predecessors, featuring thinner headlights and more acute angles. Revamped handling will provide for the sportier driving as well. Toyota will offer blind-spot monitors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration for the base model, something we are not accustomed form the Japanese giant. It will be powered by a range of engines, including the brand new 2.0L 4-cylinder one with 169 horsepower and 159 pound-feet of torque. It will come with either a 6-speed manual or an optional CVT transmission.
If we discount the full-sized pickup trucks, Toyota RAV4 is the best-selling car in the United States in 2018, with 427,170 units sold. The fifth generation was revealed in 2o18, with a facelift in 2019. The 2020 model will also get an upgrade while keeping all the goodies present in the current model. RAV4 LE Hybrid will also be revamped, offering the same 2.5L engine, which returns 40 mpg in combination with an electric motor. Another popular version is Adventure trim, with all-wheel drive, going for $33,000.
The new Tacoma was first revealed at the 2019 Chicago Car Show. It represents a facelift for the third generation of Toyota’s pick-up truck and features a new grill, combined with LED lights. As a result, 2020 Tacoma looks rugged and robust, just what truck buyers like. It comes with a 3.5L V6 engine delivering 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of twist. If that is too much, you can opt for a base model with a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, which is still plenty. All models get all-wheel or rear wheels to drive selector and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The current Highlander is in production since 2013 and during that time it has only got one minor facelift in 2016. Toyota has decided it is high time they do something about it and increase its sales in the mid-size SUV segment. The fourth generation will come out in 2020 and will feature mostly the same engine options as the current model, with some slight improvements. The hybrid version will be offered as well as a 3.5L V6 engine. Toyota hasn’t announced the price yet, but the current Highlander goes for $32,500 and has sold 244,511 units in 2018. It will be interesting to see if the new model can surpass that.
A luxury sedan in all but in the name, Avalon has been thoroughly updated in 2018. The 2020 version will feature a minor facelift, but then again, it is one of the best cars in its segment and there isn’t much to improve. One thing that has been hampering Avalon’s sales is the price. Starting at $36,500, the car is dangerously close to the luxury territory and many customers just aren’t willing to shell out that kind of cash for a Toyota.
2020 Camry TRD
With RAV4 and Corolla, Camry is one of three Toyota models that are in the top ten best-selling cars in the United States in 2018. Total of 343,439 units have been sold in the previous year, enough to make Camry the best-selling mid-size sedan on the market. For 2020, Toyota has prepared a new TRD model, with a sportier look and package. It comes with 19-inch wheels, a rear wing, and 3.5L V6 engine delivering 302 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.