Friday,14 August, 2015
Toyota To Introduce New Crossover
There are very few things that anyone can say definitively about the auto industry, but one absolute truth, at least over the course of the last decade or so, is that consumers really, really like crossovers. Knowing this, it shouldn't come as too big a surprise that Toyota reportedly has plans to develop a new one, and our understanding is that it might not necessarily look like anything Toyota drivers have ever seen before.
We mean that in a good way, of course, but the new small crossover, which apparently would come in just above the 2015 Toyota RAV4 on the Toyota SUV totem pole and beneath the 2015 Toyota Highlander, will in fact feature more modern styling to really make it pop in a fast-growing and extremely competitive segment.
The vehicle, modeled stylistically after the C-HR concept that debuted at the Paris Motor Show in 2014, definitely would be a unique addition to the Toyota family in that it doesn't look like anything in the automaker's lineup right now. That, however, is kind of the point, as there are so many great crossover options available right now that the new one would need to make an impression. The aesthetics, we presume, would help.
While we still have no idea if this is a vehicle that will make its way to Canada or not, we have heard that Toyota may be working toward some new things in the arena of styling, and this would obviously be one step in that new direction.
Whatever happens, we can't imagine there being much downside to a new Toyota crossover, and we can't wait to see what Toyota engineers come up with.