Toyota’s lineup of SUVs and crossovers is already crowded, but that doesn’t stop the Japanese manufacturer from planning new models. According to the latest reports, we are about to see a comeback of one pretty familiar nameplate. We are talking about the 2020 Toyota Venza, which will come back after a couple of years of hiatus. This model was introduced years ago, and it was designed as a direct rival to models like Subaru Outback and Honda Crosstour. However, things didn’t go in the way company desired, the model was discontinued after several years of production. A couple of years later, the company feels it is the right time to revive this model. Reports on this manner appeared several months ago and, although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, the new 2020 Toyota Venza looks very likely. Moreover, it should hit the market already in the next year.
2020 Toyota Venza Redesign
The 2020 Toyota Venza will come as a completely new model, after a couple of years of absence. However, that won’t affect the model’s overall design characteristics. We presume that the new model won’t go too far from the original. Therefore, we count on a familiar crossover/wagon body style, which will come as a combination of utility and passenger car. This time, it will ride on the company’s new TNGA platform, just like the rest of the lineup. The new architecture will bring a lot of improvements in various aspects, starting from much better handling and overall driving characteristics.
The new model is also expected to be lighter and more efficient. We have no doubt it will share most of its parts with the new Camry. The two models should also feature a lot of aesthetical solutions. Practically, you can consider the 2020 Toyota Venza as a Camry with station wagon body and increased ground clearance, with a couple of more details.
When it comes to the styling, we have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Venza will follow the brand’s newest design language. The front end should feature Toyota’s new styling approach and should be pretty much the same as on the Camry. Moreover, the two models should be very similar to the front bumper to the C-pillar. On the other side, the rear end of the vehicle will feature a typical wagon layout, with a bit hatch and spacious cargo area.
Keep in mind that some reports are also suggesting that the 2020 Toyota Venza could come with a little bit different design approach, with a bit of minivan touch. It looks like there is a chance to see the new Venza with a little bit higher roof, which would make it more practical and more passenger friendly. However, take this with a dose of a reserve.
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Toyota Venza will have a lot in common with the Camry. Therefore, we count on a petty much same interior layout. Count on the same dashboard, which is characterized by a curvy center stack and pretty attractive overall design. Of course, quality is at a pretty high level. Most areas feature soft-touch materials and we have no doubt that the 2020 Toyota Venza will come in the same way. Count of the same amount of legroom as well, which is definitely a good thing. On the other side, count on significantly more cargo space compared to its sedan sibling. Along with the new design, the 2020 Toyota Venza will also come with plenty of standard equipment. Of course, this refers not just to advanced tech features, but to an impressive list of safety systems as well. This is something that became Toyota’s trademark.
2020 Toyota Venza Engine
When it comes to the engine, we also count on a tight relationship with the Camry. Therefore, two models should share engines as well. However, we don’t that the 2020 Toyota Venza will be available with Camry’s base four-cylinder engine. Most likely, all models will come equipped with a potent 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 301 horsepower. The amount of power is great. However, the fuel economy is even more impressive, but mpg ratings will definitely be a little bit lower in this case.
Of course, we count on a hybrid version as well. That will be a well-known system based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, with a combined output of 219 horsepower. These aren’t amazing numbers, but the area where this system really shines is fuel economy, which in Camry goes way over 50 miles per gallon.
2020 Toyota Venza Release Date and Price
If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 Toyota Venza could hit the market already in the next year. Base models would probably go around 30.000 dollars. Still, take all these details with a dose of the reserve, as we are still waiting for the official confirmation.