Toyota pulled the wraps off its 2021 archetypal calendar mid-September, and while Driving has already looked at the new Sienna minivan, Venza Amalgam and abandoned RAV4 Prime with its 302-horsepower amalgam system, here’s how the blow of the portfolio all-overs out.
One of the simpler, but added able changes rolling out for 2021 is that about all Toyota models will assuredly assignment with Android Auto as able-bodied as Apple CarPlay.
Both apps will be accepted area offered. It’s a baby move, but with the fines for application a hand-held accessory acceptable absolutely onerous, it’s a acceptable one.
Next up is Alien Connect. It’s an app that allows the buyer to start/stop the agent back it is commutual with an automated transmission; lock/unlock the doors; it warns if the windows or moonroof is larboard open; gives the aftermost stored area of the car; and shows the ammunition akin and ambit to empty, to account a few of the functions. It additionally gives a “health” address on the car, capacity a admonishing light, and tells back aliment is due.
When a agent is able with this arrangement it works with a accordant smartphone and smartwatch, as able-bodied as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
The latest Toyota Assurance Sense (TSS) arrangement is additionally actuality formed out — TSS 2.5 now includes pre-collision abetment with banal detection, full-speed activating alarm cruise control, lane-departure active and lane-tracing assist. Back the cruise is set, the closing uses the lane arrangement to accumulate the agent centered in its lane and at a pre-set ambit abaft the car ahead.
Also included with the latest TSS arrangement is left-turn circle assist. It warns of an advancing agent and pedestrians bridge the circle back authoritative a larboard turn. The arrangement additionally gives emergency council abetment if a banal lies in the vehicle’s path.
As for the models, the Avalon Limited will now be accessible with a 205-hp four-cylinder agent that works with all-wheel-drive. It additionally gets a acrimonious council caster on the XSE trim, and alien casework and Android Auto as accepted accessories on all trims.
The Camry and Camry Amalgam both accept a mid-life refresh. The two get new front-end styling, reworked taillights and caster designs, forth with an accessible nine-inch tablet-like infotainment screen. TSS 2.5 is standard, as is Android Auto. The Nightshade AWD archetypal adds blacked-out trim, badging and 18-inch auto to the active look. The Camry XSE Amalgam joins the archetypal account for the aboriginal time. It gets a sportier drive after giving up on affluence — forth with covering upholstery comes a two-tone acrylic job, gloss-black 19-inch wheels, and smoked LED headlights and taillights.
The Corolla auto now has the Apex Edition. It brings a sport-tuned suspension, sport-tuned exhaust, 18-inch auto and a anatomy kit. The Corolla auto counters with the Special Edition — 18-inch auto and a bolder anatomy kit that includes atramentous bumpers, ancillary skirts, and roof spoiler.
The GR Supra sees the best changes and will now be accessible with two agent choices. The GR Supra 2.0 comes with a 2.0L turbo-four (yes, the aforementioned agent that admiral abounding BMW products). In this case, it’s acceptable for 255 hp, 295 foot-pounds of torque, and a run to 96 kilometres an hour of 5.0 seconds.
The additional is the GR Supra 3.0 and its 3.0L turbo-six — it now makes 382 hp, which is up from aftermost year’s 335 hp, and it gets three-lb.-ft. bang in the torque number. The ability addition cuts the run to 96 km/h to 3.9 seconds, which is two-tenths faster than before. The 3.0 archetypal additionally gets a re-tuned adaptive suspension, a advanced cross-car brace and Supra-badged calipers. The GR Supra A91 Edition appearance absolute Refraction Blue paint, a carbon-fibre lip spoiler, and matte-black wheels. Sadly, Supra’s ties to BMW agency it will be one of the few 2021 Toyotas that will not assignment with Android Auto.
The Prius and Prius Prime get a seven-inch blow awning that works with Android Auto, new wheels, and blind-spot ecology now becomes as allotment of the Prime Upgrade package. It additionally gets TSS 2.0. This adaptation of Toyota’s assurance amalgamation includes pre-collision with banal detection, lane-keep assist, lane trace assist, auto high-beams and full-speed activating cruise control. The C-HR additionally gets TSS 2.0 forth with a blacked-out Nightshade Edition.
After a abounding redesign for 2020, the Highlander gets the new XSE archetypal — a $2,300 premium. It arrives with 20-inch wheels, bluff advanced and rear fascias, and bifold bankrupt pipes forth with smoked headlights and taillights. The TTS 2.5 is accepted on both the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid.
Finally, on the barter side, the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra get a new Trail package. Tacoma additionally receives its own aberration of the Nightshade package.