Toyota is the largest automotive manufacturer and that is for good reason. It might be the most diverse brand that exists with vehicles ranging from exotic supercars to off-roaders, city cars, trucks, and even forklift machinery. It is safe to say that engineers over at the Japanese mega-brand know a thing or two about vehicles.

For that reason, we believe that rivaling manufacturers should be wary during the next few months and years. Toyota has been gradually updating its line-up since some of its models are getting old. Furthermore, in addition to model updates, the company is also adding a couple of all-new models in order to keep in line with modern-day market needs. Some of their upcoming vehicles will provide big competition to the current market and in this article, we are going over some of those models.

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The 2024 Toyota Stout Compact Pickup

Toyota Compact Cruiser EV clay model
A shot of the Toyota Compact Cruiser clay model

Toyota is paying close attention to market trends and has observed the fact that the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz have been selling well. Both these vehicles are compact trucks and are based on crossovers of their respective automakers. Toyota is set to release a vehicle that will fit in this segment as both these vehicles are chipping away at Toyota SUV sales. In fact, one of the most commonly traded-in vehicles, when people buy a Maverick, is the Rav4.

We believe that Toyota will base its all-new compact truck dubbed the Stout on the TNGA platform which underpins the Camry and Rav4. The Stout will most probably be like the Rav4 as some off-road abilities are necessary. Engine options will likely be the same as the ones available in the Rav4 of the same era. For now, it is either a 2.5 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder or the same unit paired to a hybrid powertrain. One thing is for sure, the Stout will provide fierce competition to both Ford and Hyundai.

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma

2024 Toyota Tacoma
A front 3/4 shot of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma

The current generation Toyota Tacoma is the best-selling mid-size truck in America. Despite its age and old-school technology, people continue to buy these vehicles like hotcakes. So, imagine what will happen when the widely teased all-new 2024 model is released. So far, Toyota has provided us with some rather exciting photos surrounding the updated model.

First and foremost, we know that the top-end trims will feature a hybrid powertrain. It is highly likely that that powertrain will be a 2.4-liter turbo four-cylinder paired to hybrid motors for a total output of 362 horsepower. Cheaper variants will most probably have the same engine but without the hybrid system which puts horsepower down to 265. Further teasers of the vehicle showcased an overland-ready Trailhunter trim level, a manual transmission, and even coil-sprung rear suspension with disc brakes.

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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
A front profile shot of the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander

The 2024 Grand Highlander has already been released; however, people are yet to still get their hands on them. The Grand Highlander is supposed to be a larger alternative to the normal Highlander, but it is more than that. The exterior has been redesigned and manages to look much more modern than the normal vehicle. Also, the Grand Highlander hasn’t just been stretched, it is so much more. It is also wider and taller which leads to an incredibly spacious interior that features one of the most comfortable third-row seat arrangements. Tall adults will have no problems sitting back there on long road trips which can’t be said for the normal vehicle.

The interior will also get more features and safety additions while drivetrains will include the same 2.4-liter turbo four cylinders expected to be seen in the Tacoma. A hybrid option with similar numbers will be available. The Normal Highlander has been one of the most successful family SUVs in America. The Grand Highlander is everything the normal car is and more. Therefore, we expect the Grand Highlander to take the market by storm.

2025 Toyota Land Cruiser

Black Toyota Land Cruiser
A shot of the Toyota Land Cruiser badge on 200 Series LC

The Toyota Land Cruiser has never sold well in the U.S. The reason for this is Toyota’s market positioning for it. The only variants America received were the luxurious which made the SUV incredibly expensive; therefore, buyers preferred to go for more premium Lexus or European models. Since the vehicle wasn’t selling, Toyota decided to stop offering it in the US. However, this didn’t last for long. The legendary heritage of the SUV was recognized, and Toyota decided to bring it back.

Official information for the new vehicle hasn’t been released yet but we expect it to be sold with the same underpinnings as the upcoming new Prado and Tacoma. On the outside, however, it could feature a retro design similar to that of the 70 series. Also, the interior will probably be more bare-bones than that of the upcoming 4Runner. This will make the car incredibly appealing to lovers of adventure and will position the legendary Landcruiser in the correct marketplace. This information hasn’t been confirmed yet but is highly likely.

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2026 Toyota Supra

Close up of the badge 2023 Toyota GR Supra
Close up of the badge 2023 Supra in Matte White

The final vehicle we believe is going to be taking the market by storm is the next-generation Toyota Supra. When the current model was released, people were slightly disappointed in the fact that it used BMW components. However, there is no denying that Toyota chose one of the best BMW engines of recent years to utilize for the Supra. Now, Toyota’s partnership with BMW will continue for the next generation which is said to feature both an electric and hybrid variant.

You see, recent regulation changes in Europe state that selling vehicles that utilize E-Fuels like synthetic fuels or hydrogen after 2030 will be allowed which has reignited interest in internal combustion engines. Therefore, Toyota is planning on offering a six-cylinder turbo Supra that will be paired with hybrid motors. As mentioned above, this will probably be sold alongside a fully electric variant. An all-new six-cylinder turbo in a world filled with EVs will certainly get car guys excited making the Supra a car to be wary of.