Big News: 2022 Toyota 4Runner May Offer Blind Spot Monitor
The most common topics I hear about are how to get a TRD Pro in Lunar Rock before they run out and how to work remote engine start in your Toyota.
Well, and about when Toyota 4Runner will be getting blind spot monitor.
Believe it or not, I may finally have some interesting news to share.
2022 4Runner news
2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport
We received a news tip from one of our Torque News readers last week from a man who was corresponding with a Toyota representative.
About blind spot monitor and Toyota 4Runner.
This back and forth was just after Toyota issued a press release announcing the new 2022 4Runner TRD Sport.
Here was his question and the response from Toyota.
First, the question.
“This morning’s press release omits mentions of Blind Spot Monitoring on the 2022 4Runner. Will you confirm BSM will not be featured on the 2022 4Runner?”
And now the response.
“BSM is available with the Technology Package on TRD Sport, so it’s an available option. Let me know if you have any other questions.”
Wow. Go 4Runner go.
2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Sport
I reached out to the same Toyota representative last week and have not heard back yet. Please bookmark Torque News / Toyota News for updates on 4Runner and other popular models as they come in.
If this information is to be taken at face value, it looks like there are a few interesting bits to share.
First, Blind Spot Monitor will be available on 2022 Toyota 4Runner.
Second, it will not be standard on all trims right from the factory, but rather as part of an upgrade package on 2022 4Runner TRD Sport. There was no mention of other 4Runner trim levels, although it is certainly possible and probable.
RELATED VIDEO: I share what I know about 2022 4Runner TRD Sport.
Next, there is a Technology Package for 2022 4Runner. This is newsworthy because there is no Technology Package currently available for 2021 4Runner.
Must be a new wrinkle designed to bring more safety and convenience to new 4Runner owners and potential buyers.
Time for your Toyota 4Runner comments
Of course, I have more questions now.
Will Toyota 4Runner offer the possibility of Blind Spot Monitor on all trim levels for 2022 or just for TRD Sport? Will BSM be standard on 4Runner Limited or as an optional upgrade?
What else is found in the 2022 4Runner Technology Package? To me, I feel like we could see the natural pairing with rear cross-traffic alert. Potentially front and rear parking sonar as well, but I have nothing to go on but guesswork here.
Hopefully, Toyota will reach out to me with concrete facts so I can pass them on to you.
Remember, we are also losing 4Runner Venture Edition and 4Runner Nightshade for 2022 in favor of TRD Sport.
What do you think of the changes so far coming to Toyota 4Runner? Do you like TRD Sport? Also, Electric Lime Metallic was announced as the new 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro color. Will 4Runner follow suit, and if so, how will you feel about this new 4Runner TRD Pro?
No word yet on 2022 4Runner release date, but I expect around September or October time frame.
Thanks for reading everyone. See you next story when I confirm this news...officially.
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