Massive SUVs look set to be Toyota’s headliners in 2021.
Toyota weathered the storm of 2020 pretty effectively, with gross sales down ever so barely, although not considerably.
With the GR Yaris because the headline-grabber of the yr, the true quantity was left as much as fashions just like the RAV4 and newly launched Yaris Cross gentle SUV.
The headline act for 2021 would be the new Kluger, bringing a recent face to line up in opposition to new massive SUVs, together with the Kia Sorento and Hyundai Palisade, within the first half of the yr. A hybrid choice can be accessible for the primary time in Australia, and if the RAV4 hybrid is any indication, the petrol-electric Kluger needs to be a sure-fire gross sales hit.
A revamped and refreshed Camry vary can be anticipated arrive in April 2021. The four-cylinder and hybrid fashions proceed, however the V6 can be retired. Though medium sedans are comparatively low quantity, Toyota at present holds round two thirds of the market and can be seeking to keep that success into 2021 with improved security options, revised infotainment, and a extra fashionable battery pack for hybrid fashions (launched as a operating change in late 2020).
The GR Yaris juggernaut continues into 2021 with the arrival of the extra focussed Rallye Version, including light-weight BBS wheels, Torsen differentials entrance and rear, and ‘circuit tuned’ suspension. The GR Yaris Rallye is about to start out rolling into buyer garages in March 2021. New inventory of the common GR Yaris can be on the best way, attributable to arrive within the second half of 2021.
Lastly, much less of a retail actuality, however an attention-grabbing glimpse of a possible path for the long run. Toyota’s hydrogen gas cell Mirai has entered its second-generation, and a fleet of 20 autos is earmarked for Australia, strictly as an analysis fleet. The massive sedan presents the advantages of zero tailpipe emissions, like an EV, however with 5 minute fill occasions to high up the hydrogen tanks – albeit with a restricted refuelling infrastructure proper now.
The brand new Mirai’s arrival is about to coincide with the opening of a hydrogen refuelling centre at Toyota’s Altona website in Melbourne, late in 2021.
The opposite eagerly anticipated new mannequin from Toyota is the a lot talked about LandCruiser 300 Sequence. The flagship off-roader has generated a storm of hypothesis, with new particulars continually surfacing. It’s anticipated the new-generation LandCruiser will ditch the present turbo diesel V8 in favour of downsized six-cylinder energy, in each turbocharged petrol and diesel codecs. Manufacturing of the 200 Sequence appears set to wrap in March 2021 and whereas the brand new mannequin hasn’t obtained a locked-in introduction date, do not anticipate a protracted hiatus.
|Kluger||New mannequin||Giant SUV||Q2 2021|
|Camry||Replace||Medium automobile||April 2021|
|GR Yaris Rallye Version||New variant||Gentle automobile||March 2021|
|Mirai||New mannequin||Giant automobile||Late 2021|
|LandCruiser 300||New mannequin||Higher massive SUV||Unconfirmed|