Toyota, Lexus product roadmap leaked – GR 86 to arrive July 2021; fuel-cell GS based on RWD Mirai

Toyota, Lexus product roadmap leaked – GR 86 to arrive July 2021; fuel-cell GS based on RWD Mirai

A sizeable portion of Toyota and Lexus future product plans appear to have been leaked in an Instagram post by All Car News including a snapshot of a presentation slide, which the outlet says has come from the Japanese automaker’s recent dealer conference.

First on the list are the 86/BR-Z twins, which in Toyota’s case will be named the GR86 for its forthcoming iteration. This will employ a 255 hp turbocharged engine on a new platform, which remains rear-wheel-drive as expected of the car’s lineage; this is expected to arrive in July 2021.

Coming in the same year is an update for the D-segment Camry ahead of a full model change slated for 2024, while the Toyota Avalon is to be updated in 2022, it said. Also said to be arriving in 2021 is a new ‘Corolla crossover’ and Venza, according to the post.

All-new Toyota 4×4 models such as the 4Runner and Sequoia are set to arrive in 2022, based on the 2021 Tundra that will be built on the new TNGA-F architecture, according to the post, and these models will be powered by a new, twin-turbo hybrid V6 engine which will replace the firm’s V8 models. These will be followed by a new Tacoma in 2024.

Toyota, Lexus product roadmap leaked – GR 86 to arrive July 2021; fuel-cell GS based on RWD Mirai

On the Lexus front, the luxury marque will be discontinuing V8 models under the US$90,000 (RM396,198) price point, with its two-door flagship the LC to receive a new, twin-turbo V8 engine in high-performance LC-F guise. For sedans, the ES and flagship LS are due for a refresh in 2022, while interestingly, the GS is being discontinued and will make way for a ‘Lexus version of a RWD Mirai sedan‘, it says.

This means that the GS will go the fuel-cell electric vehicles route, and as with the latest Crown it is based on, will be underpinned by the premium rear-wheel-drive version of the TNGA platform. Further along the forthcoming Lexus model line-up is an all-new IS, with the 3 Series rival due to arrive in 2021.

This will be joined by a new-generation NX, which will be based on the firm’s TNGA-K platform and come with five powertrain options, the report said, the crossover also set to receive a 14-inch infotainment touchscreen. Its SUVs, the RX and GX are also set to debut as all-new models in 2023.

In line with streamlining its V8-powered model line-up, the firm’s top LX off-roader will also gain a biturbo V6 hybrid version when it debuts in 2022, though a V8 version will still remain; this eight-cylinder will become twin-turbocharged, and go even further upmarket as it takes aim at the likes of the Bentley Bentayga.

The Toyota Land Cruiser that the LX has traditionally been based on will become a stripped-out utility model, turning its focus away from luxury and towards ‘hardcore off-roading’, the Instagram post said. Quite the buffet line Toyota and Lexus has in store for the coming years; of these, which offering are you most looking forward to?

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The Future: Toyota + Lexus ?????????_____________________________________ [3/23/20] A MASSIVE leak has just unveiled a plethora of plans for Toyota and Lexus over the next few years so let’s dive right in! First up is the all new BRZ and GR86 (yep no more GT86) which will be on a new platform with a 255HP Turbocharged engine, better interior and of course RWD coming in July of 2021. Then a Camry refresh in 2021 with a new generation in 2024 and a Avalon refresh in 2022. Then a new 2021 Corolla Crossover and the Venza is coming back. ???????????? ???????????? ???????????? ????????? ???? @Allcarnews Industry Update ???? ???????????? ???????????? ??????????? Then comes the all new 4Runner and Sequoia coming in 2022 based on the all new 2021 Tundra that will ride on the all new TNGA-F chassis. These will get a TwinTurbo Hybrid V6 and NO MORE V8. Then a new 2024 Tacoma. Lexus is killing off V8 models under the $90k price point and an all new TwinTurbo V8 will debut in the 2022 LC-F. The LS and ES are getting a 2022 refresh and the GS if being killed off and replaced with a Lexus version of the new RWD Toyota Mirai sedan. The all new IS is coming for 2021. An all new NX is coming on the new TNGA-K platform with a new 14in Touchscreen and 5 different powertrains. An all new RX is coming in 2023 and the GX is being replaced in 2023 with a new model. The LX is going to be insane with a TT V6 hybrid in 2022 and will compete with the Bentayga with a TT V8Land. The Landcruiser on the other hand will be turned into a stripped out off roader and lose any sort of luxury focus in favor of hardcore off roading. ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: The best part is all of this is real as it was leaked from a recent dealer conference!! ???? ________________________________________ Text by @allcarnews #Toyota #GR #JDM #GazooRacing #GRYaris #RallyRacing ||#powerful #performance #turbocharged #supercharged #advanced #SupercarsRevamped #Supercar #HyperCar #ItsWhiteNoise #carlifestyle #MadWhips #CupGang #Carstagram #BlackList #AmazingCars247 An #allcarnews post

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  • i was thinking that the next GS would share platform and powertrain with the next mark X , co developed with mazda for their upcoming RWD upcale sedan, rumored to be next 6. The next 6 might be RWD.
    And this new generation of RWD sedans will be powered by a 3.0 skyactive x inline 6 , with mild hybridization

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    • Pika pika on Mar 25, 2020 at 7:32 pm

      The Mark X is discontinued altogether as stated by Toyota. There will be NO MORE MARK X. The one that rumored to share RWD platform with next generation Mazda6 is Lexus IS. Get your fact straight

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  • Darren on Mar 25, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Isn’t Mirai already used by Mazda? So Toyota rebadge names as well?

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  • Pika pika on Mar 25, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    As a Toyota worker, I’m so disappointed that Toyota is so late to refresh their trucks lineup and Lexus’ SUVs. As for Lexus, i know that luxury car brand usually takes a longer time to refresh their cars compared to mainstream brands. But Lexus is so late compared to other competitors. It drives me crazy as a big fan of Lexus. Ugh

    The Lexus GS tho, i hope there will be a BEV variant

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  • Pleiades on Mar 25, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Wow, that’s one big old snout on the Mirai…

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  • GR86 – most likely tuned by Gazoo Racing.

    Hope the car looks much different

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