Toyota Plans 12 New or Redesigned Vehicles Over Three Years


Toyota will launch 12 all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles over a three-year span that began last fall with the introduction of the redesigned 2019 RAV4, a top executive said.

2019 RAV4

That doesn’t count eight other vehicles that will be refreshed in that same time span, said Jack Hollis, Toyota Division general manager. And that total only applies to Toyota Division; it doesn’t include “special edition” models. Nor does it count vehicles coming from Lexus.

“This is more new-vehicle launches than in any three-year period in Toyota history,” Hollis said in an interview at the New York International Auto Show.

Already counting in the total are the redesigned RAV4, redesigned Corolla sedan, and newly available Corolla sedan hybrid—but not counting the Corolla hatchback.

Coming later this year will be the new Supra, redesigned Highlander, and redesigned Yaris (a rebadged version of the Mazda2 hatchback). Looking down the road, a new Sienna is due. The three-year span does not include the next-generation Camry, which would be due for a redesign in fall 2022 if on a traditional five-year cycle. Also not on the docket for a change: Land Cruiser, which is “not on the horizon,” Hollis said. But Toyota North America remains committed to the Land Cruiser, as other outlets have reported.