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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2018, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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There are still plenty of older generation model Rangers on the road, so the platform has proven itself to last. The new TRD Pro lineup of trucks coming out of Toyota does look pretty incredible however. Though I think it could be argued that not much has changed aesthetically.
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Soon toyota will be due for a new Tundra generation and with that should come the introduction of a new Tacoma design. Which comes first is the big question. Toyota can drag the Tacoma on for more years if they wanted to with little risk.
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Yeah I don't think many people are buying into the Tundra/Tacoma based on aesthetics, but more due to the fact of a tried and true powertrain. It their pickups continue to hit target numbers, than I don't see why they would bother investing money into a redesign.
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I think the next big focus will be on who can implement the first full hybrid powertrain. Though with how costly Toyota models are already, they may have to consider making some adjustments to pricing.
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Yeah I don't think many people are buying into the Tundra/Tacoma based on aesthetics, but more due to the fact of a tried and true powertrain. It their pickups continue to hit target numbers, than I don't see why they would bother investing money into a redesign.
Exactly and funny enough they still win a lot when it comes to design. Often when something functions right, other areas of it do just as well. Many vehicles in history were like this. Wrangler is a good example. It just works.
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Its hard to engineer a design that everyone is going to be happy with, but obviously Toyota is starting to place more focus on sportiness across their lineup. The new Camry is a big step forward for the model, as is the new Rav4, both of which had grown relatively stagnant over the years.
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It also looks like Toyota will be expanding their GRMN trims across the lineup, which I think is a smart move considering how much of a transition we've seen in the market to performance oriented models. Interesting move for them to release an off road "Adventure" trim of the Rav4, and I'm interested to see just how capable it is.
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It also looks like Toyota will be expanding their GRMN trims across the lineup, which I think is a smart move considering how much of a transition we've seen in the market to performance oriented models. Interesting move for them to release an off road "Adventure" trim of the Rav4, and I'm interested to see just how capable it is.
That has me wondering what we can expect from high performing pick up's from Toyota if it even happens. There's just no way they can watch Ford, Nissan, Chevy and RAM have all the fun.
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The new TRD Pro lineup is looking pretty impressive, but unfortunately it doesn't look there has been much improvement under the hood. The Tacoma/Tundra are already crazy expensive, so I can only imagine the entry price we'd see on full blown performance trims. Its about time Toyota moved away from their 'practical' styling and design.
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