To many, Toyota is considered an American brand because it is one of the most popular nameplates with U.S. auto buyers, and many of its car models are built in North America. The Japanese brand is known for producing the Camry, America’s best-selling car and top-selling sedan in the midsize segment. The Camry was completely redesigned for 2015 but gets a new sportier Special Edition trim level and upgraded multimedia systems for 2016. In addition, the compact Corolla, which was redesigned in 2014, was the second-best selling car in this market and globally ranked first last year. More than 40 million Corollas have been sold worldwide, according to the automaker. This year, Toyota ups the ante in interest by introducing Special Edition limited production versions of both its Camry and Corolla. Toyota—also known for creating the best-selling and most widely known hybrid gasoline electric car—is making headlines with the introduction of a redesigned Prius for 2016.
In the next few years, many of Toyota’s SUVs and cars will be changing over to the Japanese automaker’s global modular platform. The big news for the 2016 model year is a redone Tacoma midsize pickup. The Land Cruiser full-size luxury SUV has been refreshed with more standard safety and multimedia features. In addition, the RAV4, which was redesigned for 2013, is refreshed for 2016 with more features, technology, trim levels, and welcomes its first hybrid variant.
Most other modifications for Toyota’s 2016 trucks, SUVs, and vans entail enhanced multimedia features and broader connectivity, the availability of more advanced safety systems, a few trim level additions, and exterior color changes. Expect possible full redesigns for the Sienna and 4Runner in 2017 as 2018 models. Also, the Tundra may get a refresh in 2017 and a redesign in calendar 2018 as a 2019 model, while a new Sequoia may be likely in 2019 and a new Highlander and Land Cruiser are likely to debut in 2017.