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We’re fast approaching the end of a model year for Toyota and a new launch of exciting vehicles from the automaker. With 2018 models coming out already, and more still to come, let’s go over what’s new in the 2018 model Toyotas and what buyers have to look forward to when they make the switch to the next version of their favorite model.
The Mirai was launched as an option to only those living in specific areas of California, but the model is also becoming available in many eastern parts of the United States for the 2018 model year. Buyers in New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts will be able to purchase the vehicle as well thanks to a better refueling infrastructure. The car is going to come with an improved infotainment system as well which is a nice touch.
Toyota is releasing the C-HR, a brand-new subcompact crossover. It’s equipped with a 144 HP 2.0 liter engine, and it’s a four door vehicle capable of toting around your average family. It’s nice looking and a cool addition to the lineup.
The latest Sequoia model SUVs will get the Toyota P safety tech, including a bunch of autonomous safety features like forward-collision warning and pedestrian detection. The vehicle will also be offered wit the TRD Sport variant, making available retuned anti-roll bars, large black 20-inch wheels, Bilstein dampers and a cool grille in black.
One of the biggest changes to the 2018 model year is the brand-new Toyota Camry. It’s a full remodel and comes with a bunch of new features. The model gets 3.5 liter V6 engine, a hybrid engine and a couple in-line four-cylinder engines. It also comes with an all-new eight-speed transmission. The car is built on the new TNGA architecture and comes with enhances styling as well to really stand out.
The Rav-4 only gets minor changes for the 2018 model year. It has a slightly thicker body, a 0.4 inch ride height enhancement, and it’s available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive depending on what you prefer.
For 2018 Toyota is doing away with the regular cab version of the truck and changing the TRD Pro to the TRD sport. Other than that the truck is staying about the same overall.
The 2018 Toyota Sienna receives a slight exterior overhaul while also getting some tech goodies. The front end has a meaner look and the vehicle comes with flared side sills. On the inside the vehicle comes with an Entune 3.0 system with more USB ports, Wi-Fi connectivity and the entertainment system can stream from Android devices. The Sienna also comes standard with all the new Toyota safety goodness for safer driving for everyone without the added cost.
Toyota has sold more than 40 million Corollas, which makes it the best-selling automotive nameplate in the world. Recently, Toyota has unveiled the 11th-generation, the 2014 Corolla, with more aggressive styling, giving it a sportier, sleeker look and feel. The redesign features chiseled, modern character lines, a more premium interior, improved fuel economy, and enhanced driving performance.
“Full of surprises and unexpected features, this global reveal event captured the new era and elevated experience of the redesigned Corolla,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. “As our second best-selling vehicle and a familiar sight on American roadways, the new Corolla retains its trusted quality and reliability while adding an exciting new look and energy.”
The new engine and transmission are key to performance improvement. There will be four main trim levels for the 2014 Toyota Corolla range: L, LE, S and the new LE eco. The S model will be the one to deliver driving performance and excitement, due to a slightly stiffer suspension and more powerful 140 horsepower, 1.8-liter 4 cylinder engine. A 132 horsepower 1.8-liter comes standard and the fuel-savings continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available on LE, S and LE eco models.
The redesigned Corolla gets a lengthened wheelbase of roughly 3 inches, which provides additional cabin space. The results also provide the 2014 Corolla with a more aggressive stance. Other additional premium highlights include LED headlamps, a new audio system with steering wheel controls, Bluetooth capabilities and additional airbags.
The 2014 Toyota Corolla is expected to go on sale in September and pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.