Toyota says it will be a big one
It could be said that Toyota has one of the most comprehensive line-ups of crossovers and SUVs. Offerings such as the Raize and Yaris Cross serve as the entry-level models of the brand's crossover range. At the other end of the spectrum, there's the sizable Land Cruiser and gargantuan Sequoia for those who need acres of space and power.
All in all, they have about 15 SUVs and crossovers to offer worldwide. However, Toyota reckons that's still not enough. According to the manufacturer, they have another one on the way, and it's a full-sized model. Toyota says it will spawn a Lexus version. Not only that, the manufacturer added that hybrid power is also on the cards.
Toyota says these models cater to the active Gen Y American Family; their words, not ours. It's another way of saying it's aimed towards millennials with families. The yet-to-be-named model will have three rows of seats and carry up to eight passengers. Those are the only details Toyota is willing to give out at the moment.
But hold on, doesn't Toyota already have an SUV that does exactly that? The Sequoia is a full-sized SUV that is even bigger than the much-loved Land Cruiser, and it also has the ability to carry eight passengers. Does this mean Toyota is hinting at the next-generation Sequoia? Not so fast.
Toyota wouldn't go through all that trouble of releasing vague clues and broad descriptions if it were the Sequoia. That said, there are two possibilities as to what it could be. The first might be crossover and not a traditional SUV. This then could be something bigger than the Highlander. Something at the same level as the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride.
But if Toyota really insists that it's an SUV and not a crossover, they could be hinting at the redesigned 4Runner. It could be the case since an alleged document from March 2020 showed the automaker's proposed launch timeline. One of the slides showed plans to launch the all-new 4Runner (and Sequoia) around 2022.
That also means we can expect the all-new Prado within a few years. That's because these two models share the same platform, drivetrain, and engines. The only difference between them is the body that sits on top of the frame. Also, the Prado has a Lexus version in the form of the GX 460.
The only way we will know is once Toyota pulls the covers off these new models. For now, all we can do is wait.