Toyota hasn’t said anything official about the new 2018 4Runner and whether the ride has entered the production stage. Well, if you are taking a closer look at the new concept and design, Toyota wants to make this line a crossover with bigger hatchback and offroad ability. They want to create something with tough and buff look, strong engine, and good offroad ability that is able to deal with any road condition. Rumor has it, though, that the company has entered the production stage, highly likely to produce the unibody design. Will it be true?
A lot of auto enthusiasts say that it is quite possible for Toyota to come with the unibody construction while retaining their offroad ability at the same time. The company will depend a lot on the loyalty of their old-time customers who are getting used to the car. There has been a lot of conflicting and contrasting rumor, really. If they stay with the Prado platform (instead of the TNGA), it means that they will remain loyal to the body-on-frame construction and not the rumored idea. It is still unsure, really, whether Honda will do the changes or not.
It is mostly likely that Toyota will focus on the design element rather than the platform. Toyota plans to changes some of the exterior aspects for the 4Runner for the sake of refreshed 2018 4Runner styles and appearance. They are mostly replacing the steel parts with aluminum for the reduced weight. If they are going to stay loyal with the old platform but still able to keep the offroad ability, it is highly likely that they will do it.
Price and Release Date
Sure, the new 2018 4Runner won’t be completely all new model but there will be updated parts and elements. If the new 4Runner will be released as planned, the car will have an increased price up to $2000. The base price is now $33,000 so you will probably have to pay for $35,000 when it is made available in the future. For the release date, Toyota hasn’t made any official announcement about it. It is predicted that the new ride will be introduced at the end of 2017 with the beginning of 2018 for the dealership availability.
No one knows about the details of the ride; let alone the exact plans and development stage. But hopefully, the new 2018 4Runner will be as good as expected.