Toyota 4Runner 2018: The Expected Changes

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It is a definite thing that Toyota 4Runner 2018 will get some changes – and not just the mild one but a really serious one. For a starter, it will be coming with a new platform and a new unibody structure instead of the body on frame construction. How will it affect the future 4Runner?

Yes, the new Toyota 4Runner 2018 will get some changes, refreshing styles, and updates but it is more about the upgrading the ride instead of completely changing the platform in an extravagant and dramatic way. For a starter, besides focusing on the new unibody construction, they will also do some redesigned works on some parts of the main areas. Instead of using the all steel construction, there will be aluminum replacement which is said to be lighter and yet remain stronger – important for the construction and the effect on the performance. After all, Toyota is planning on improving the fuel efficiency system while keeping the production cost low. Who knows? Maybe they will be able to do it, after all.

Price and Release Date

On the contrary to what people have expected, the new Toyota 4Runner 2018 won’t be coming in all new model expectation but don’t worry, it will be improved. Considering that 4Runner has been known for its good quality ride and also impressive offroad ability, it is pretty safe to say that Toyota may want to retain the offroad performance while improving better handling, control, and stability for the onroad setting.

It is possible to see the introduction of the new 4Runner in the late 2017 followed by the official launch in the early 2018. For the price tag, it is possible that there will be an increase – hopefully not too much – reaching up to $2000, which means that the base will start from around $33,000 while the highest one will reach around $42,000.

Design

While improvements and refreshments are made on the exterior area, expect the ride to retain its signature boxy style – although it is possible that the back area will be rounder and the front hood will be longer. The grille may be bulkier with wider taillights. As for the interior, nothing much to expect but some added space for the cabin and more space for the cargo.

For the engine, it will be smaller, considering that the 4Runner is coming with a unibody construction. It will compromise the offroad ability although it will also improve the onroad capability. For the new engine, the Toyota 4Runner 2018 will likely use V6 naturally aspirated direct injection engine with 3.5 liter capacity that is delivering 300 hp of power – enough juice to accommodate the seven passenger crossover.