This week, Automotive News came out with a report on the Toyota’s possible upcoming product line for the North American market, which includes several redesigns over the course of the next two to three years.
In the small and compact car market, Toyota is said to replace the Yaris with a new model, which may only be offered as a sedan, beginning in 2015. The new generation of the Toyota Corolla in Tacoma has already been introduced and will go on sale this fall, while the current Matrix will be the last.
The report mentions the Scion FR-S stating that Toyota has abandoned plans for a convertible and a turbocharged model because they were “deemed too expensive for their limited volumes”. For what it’s worth, Toyota has presented a near-production, convertible version of the GT 86/ FR-S. As for the Supra, it’s possible the new sports coupe currently being co-developed with the BMW Group may be a spiritual successor to this model.
In the medium and large segments, the Camry is expected to receive a facelift in 2014, while the Avalon will continue as is since it was completely redesigned for the new model year.
Toyota sells the most hybrids and has plenty in store for the electrified vehicles for the future. The new Prius liftback is said to arrive in early 2015 with a more sophisticated powertrain, while the Prius C hatchback and Prius v will remain mostly unchanged.
Other models that will continue as is include the revamped Highlander crossover, the FJ Cruiser SUV, the Land Cruiser and the recently refreshed Tundra pickup truck.
That leaves us with the following models: the new hydrogen-powered HFC expected in early 2015; the Sienna minivan, which will possible be redesigned in late 2016 as will the 4Runner SUV; and the Sequoia SUV that could gain a minor refresh.
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