Just In: 2022 Toyota 4Runner to Discontinue 2 Grades – Replaced with Something New
This is the time of year we find out a lot of new information about the vehicles we love.
Automobile owners begin learning what will become of their favorite cars, trucks and SUVs for the upcoming model year. Torque News has uncovered some breaking news about one of the most popular and beloved Toyota models.
A couple trim levels will be discontinued and replaced with something new.
2022 Toyota 4Runner news
Look for Toyota to abandon the Nightshade Special Edition and Venture Special Edition for the 2022 4Runner model year.
Toyota plans to replace these with something entirely new. Something that is still unnamed and unknown.
Look for an official announcement in the coming weeks. For now, though, we can just sit back and wait for what is next.
No more Toyota 4Runner Nightshade
I am excited for a new 4Runner grade next year, but I am sad to see Nightshade go as well. This was one of my favorite 4Runner trims.
4Runner Nightshade was introduced to the market for the 2019 model year as a sporty alternative to 4Runner Limited.
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Instead of bright chrome, Nightshade offers darker black chrome accents throughout.
Toyota 4Runner Venture
The 4Runner Venture Special Edition was brought to market for 2020 model year. This one appeals to outdoor enthusiasts and offers versatility.
You can spot it from afar with its roof basket on top and cool TRD alloy wheels. Venture also comes with off road tools like locking rear differential, crawl control and multi-terrain select.
2022 Toyota 4Runner release date
I recently wrote a Torque News story where I predicted a retail market launch for 2022 4Runner. I expect you will start seeing it at your local Toyota dealerships around September-October.
It will be interesting to see what comes next for Toyota 4Runner. I do not think it will be completely redesigned for 2022, but I have been wrong before.
I would not be surprised to see a familiar grade pop up in the 4Runner lineup at some point. Something, say, like the new Woodland Edition just announced for 2022 Sienna. Or maybe a 4Runner XSE.
Probably not 4Runner Woodland, though. My Magic 8 Ball suggests “all signs point to no” for that scenario.
I will find out when you do. When Toyota reveals all. More than likely in the next several weeks.
Time for your Toyota 4Runner comments
Thanks for reading everyone.
Will you miss having 4Runner Nightshade and 4Runner Venture as options for purchase?
What new trim level / grade would you like to see with 2022 4Runner?
Is there some feature you wish Toyota 4Runner had that it does not have now?
These might be great topics for future articles.
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