The 4Runner is a mid-size SUV produced by Toyota. This model was originally launched in 1984, and it was firstly a compact SUV. When fourth-generation model came in 2002, it grown bigger and nowadays it is a mid size SUV. So far, we saw five generations of it. Current model came in 2009 and it its successor is highly expected to come in near future. Although it was rumored that it could come already this year, it seems more likely that it will come somewhere during 2016, as 2017 Toyota 4Runner. New model will be completely redesigned.
2017 Toyota 4Runner design
As we already said, 2017 Toyota 4Runner is expected to come completely redesigned. This redesign will include various changes and novelties in all aspects. The most important is definitely a new platform, which will feature all of the latest Toyota’s technology achievements. New body will be made of extra light materials such as aluminum and High-Strength-Steel (HSS), which will provide significant weight loss. When it is about exterior look, 2017 Toyota 4Runner will come with plenty of changes. Although it will keep the same classic SUV appearance, it will be adapted to the company’s new design language. Expect to see big changes at the both ends, especially at the front, where completely new front fascia will be installed. The 2017 4Runner is also expected to come with plenty of interior changes. It will feature not only completely new styling, but also plenty of latest-technology drive-assist, safety and entertainment features.
2017 Toyota 4Runner engine
Well, exact details about engines for 2017 Toyota 4Runner are still unknown. It is expected that current 4.0 liter engine will remain. This proven unit outputs 270 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, but some power boost could be expected. It is also expected that one new engine will be offered. It will probably be some V6 unit, but more precise details are yet to come. The 2017 4Runner will also get new transmission, which will deliver power either to all or two wheels.
2017 Toyota 4Runner release date
The 2017 Toyota 4Runner is expected to come somewhere next year. Starting price is expected to go between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.