Toyota: New 2014 4Runner Features Rugged Exterior Design to Match Its Authentic Off-Road Heritage

Posted on 02. May, 2013 by in Toyota Canada

Toronto, ON., May 2, 2013 – – For scarcely 3 decades, a Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV has been a brave for off-roading enthusiasts seeking a SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently in a fifth-generation, 4Runner continues as one of a few entirely able mid-size SUVs, and a redesigned 2014 4Runner receives a imperishable new extraneous design, and interior refinements that supplement comfort and preference but sacrificing a hallmark opening capability and glorious value.

The 4Runner combines imperishable body-on-frame construction with extensive cessation record that yields optimal off-road capability with a well-spoken float and comfort some-more mostly compared with crossovers.  The 2014 4Runner is accessible in 3 grades: a well-equipped, value-driven SR5; top-of-the-line Limited, and a Trail class for those who wish limit off-road capability.  Optional third-row seats on SR5 and Limited concede for adult to seven-person capacity.

4Runner owners will have a choice of part-time 4×4 or a full-time multi-mode 4×4 with a locking centre differential.  All models are versed with a absolute 4.0-litre, 270-horsepower V6 teamed to a five-speed ECT-i involuntary delivery and one of a few vehicles that continues offer a send case. 

4Runner’s Rugged Exterior Design Projects Its Off-Road Heritage With a Premium Refinement           
The rested 4Runner facilities a redesigned front fascia that conveys a some-more imperishable and assertive appearance.  This includes a robust front grille, and edgier smoked headlamps for a some-more forceful look.  The SR5 and Trail grades underline a colour-keyed grille insert and front fender that is surrounded by haze lamps set in neatly cut inlays that extend from a headlamps down to a bumper.

The Trail class facilities new colour-keyed bumpers and overfenders, and it continues to be renowned by an assertive hood dip and china embellished front and back fender accents.  As before, all grades underline a roof shelve as customary equipment.   

In serve to a particular new grille, a reward Limited’s front pattern stands detached with a chrome-plated grille insert and chrome front fender that extends to a fog-lamp bezels. The side molding, roof shelve and back fender are also chrome trimmed.  The headlamps have also altered from halogen to projector beam, with both a headlamps and redesigned back mixed lamps on all 4Runner grades now featuring LED lamps. 

Both a SR5 and Trail grades will float on 17-inch amalgamate wheels with a new wheel-design for both, while a Limited continues to float on 20-inch amalgamate wheels, that are now embellished black before to machining to supplement contrast.  All grades continue to come customary with a full-size spare.

The 2014 4Runner will be accessible in 8 extraneous colours that embody new additions: Super White; Attitude Black Metallic; Barcelona Red Metallic; and Nautical Blue Metallic.  They will join carryover colours that include: Blizzard Pearl; Classic Silver Metallic; Magnetic Gray Metallic; and Black.
New Interior Styling Has a polished character with a Comfort approaching of a Mid-size SUV    
The 4Runner extraneous updates are complemented by touches of excellence on a inside.  Both a SR5 and Trail class supplement customary Soft Touch doorway trim, and a leather-wrapped steering circle and leather change doorknob yield a reward feel and atmosphere.

The SR5 receives a new splendid and rarely manifest Optitron instrument quarrel that houses speedometer, tachometer, voltage, fuel and coolant heat gauges, and a multi-information arrangement that offers mixed functions.  An Eco-Driving feedback complement allows a motorist to guard fuel expenditure in genuine time.  On 4Runner Trail, an beyond console within easy strech organizes a off-road control switches into one location.  A compass indicator and outward heat arrangement supplement functionality.  A manually tranquil atmosphere conditioning complement is customary on SR5 and Trail grades; a Limited facilities an involuntary dual-zone climate-control system.
For second-row passengers, a sculpted front seat-back figure provides additional knee space.  The second-row seats, that embody a centre armrest, away recline adult to 16 degrees in 4 stairs for relaxing newcomer comfort.  The 40/20/40 second-row chair pattern also has a one-touch walk-in function, creation entrance to a third quarrel easier. Third-row seating is accessible on SR5 and Limited grades and facilities a roomy, understanding seating area. 

The SR5 comes customary with gentle fabric-trimmed seating accessible Graphite or Black.  SofTex seats are accessible on a SR5 class and customary on a Trail class charity a soft, abounding feel.  New for 2014, a SR5 adds a customary eight-way energy motorist seat.

The Limited comes customary with a leather-trimmed interior with new ventilated motorist and front newcomer seats in Black and a new Redwood colour.  Front seats are also exhilarated with eight-way power-adjustable driver’s chair with energy lumbar support and four-way power-adjustable newcomer seat.  Both front seats are now customary with memory settings. 
Powerful 4.0-litre V6 Helps Take 4Runner Anyplace, Anytime
The 4Runner 4.0-litre V6 generates 270 horsepower and 278 lb.-ft. of torque.  Dual eccentric Variable Valve Timing with comprehension (VVT-i) optimizes torque conflicting a engine’s doing range.   Maximum towing ability is 2,268 kg (5,000 lbs) and all vehicles underline an integrated tow-hitch receiver and wiring strap as customary equipment.  Fuel expenditure ratings will be accessible closer to launch. 
4Runner Balances Full Off-Road Capability with Smooth Around-town Handling
A double-wishbone eccentric front suspension, total with a variable-flow rack-and-pinion steering, assistance give a 4Runner accurate control on perfectionist roads.  Coil springs over gas shocks are used during all 4 wheels for a gentle float and tranquil handling.  The four-link back cessation maximizes off-road spindle articulation, while providing a well-spoken float for rear-seat passengers on and off pavement.

The Limited class comes customary with an X-REAS cessation complement that serve improves performance, comfort and control.  With X-REAS, 4Runner corners flatter, smoother, and handles choppy cement some-more easily.  X-REAS automatically adjusts a damping force of shocks when pushing over severe surfaces or when cornering.  The complement uses a centre control absorber to cross-link shocks on conflicting corners of a vehicle, almost shortening representation and bend by offsetting hostile inputs. 

The 4Runner SR5 and Trail models have a customary two-speed, part-time four-wheel-drive complement with neutral position, maximizing fuel potency when a 4×4 pattern isn’t needed.  The 4Runner Limited is versed with a full-time, four-wheel-drive complement with a locking centre differential and a three-mode, core console-mounted switch. 

The A-TRAC traction control complement is customary apparatus on all models.  The complement can discharge pushing force to any one circle in hit with a ground, creation turf irregularities and sleazy rags probably pure to a driver.  An electronic-locking back differential is customary on a Trail grade.

The Trail class is designed to maximize off-road opening with higher proceed and depart angles, high belligerent clearance, and an array of organic upgrades for a many perfectionist active outside enthusiast.  The Trail class offers a customary Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS).  KDSS significantly improves terrain-following ability by boldly disconnecting stabilizer bars to concede for some-more spindle travel, and improved cessation accent in slow, formidable terrain.

Toyota’s Crawl Control (CRAWL) underline is customary on a Trail grade.  The complement helps say an suitable speed to keep a car underneath control and minimizes a bucket on drivetrain and cessation components.

With a send box shifted into low range, CRAWL regulates engine speed and outlay (along with braking force), to propel a car brazen or in retreat during one of a 5 driver-selectable low-speed settings.  This allows a motorist to say concentration on steering over severe turn belligerent or high grades but carrying to also allay a stifle or stop pedal.
The Trail class also facilities a Multi-Terrain Select complement that dials in wheel-slip control to compare a terrain.  In lax turf such as silt and sand, more-than-normal circle trip is permitted, permitting wheel-spin to work in a vehicle’s favor.  On severe moguls, or plain rock, circle trip is minimized and a complement acts some-more like a singular trip differential.  The Mogul environment is for any intensely disproportionate terrain, such as V-ditches, slopes, and ridges, descending or down.

All models come customary with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), that provides additional control for off-road pushing by assisting to reason a car still before starting on a high slip or sleazy surface.  All 4Runner models underline customary Downhill Assist Control (DAC).  This underline augments a low-speed descending ability of low-range by assisting to reason a vehicle, permitting time for a motorist to a aim speed with no motorist intervention. 
Versatility and Convenience Provide Comfort and Utility
An array of preference facilities and versatile seating configurations yield a 2014 4Runner with plenty newcomer comfort and utility.  Fold-flat second-row seats yield a turn bucket building in a 4Runner, and it is not required to mislay a headrests to overlay a seats flat.  The accessible third-row chair is apart 50/50 and folds flat.  The seats can be folded from a side or during a rear, regulating apart one-touch levers.  With this arrangement, some-more load space is accessible but stealing seats, and longer equipment can be conveniently carried.
A Smart Key complement featuring keyless entrance with push-button start is customary on a Limited grade.  The complement allows a motorist to clear or start a car by carrying a keyless remote.  The load doorway window has jam control, like a moonroof and energy side windows. 
A pull-out load rug is customary on a Trail model; it is able of carrying adult to 200 kg (440 lbs) to make loading and unloading complicated equipment easier and to yield when a car is parked or during a campsite.

All 4Runner models come customary with a 120V opening and dual additional 12V outlets.
A front and back clearway sonar complement is customary on Limited models, and a rear-view backup camera is now customary on all 4Runner models.  The complement displays in a audio screen, augmenting prominence during a back of a vehicle. 
New Audio Systems Include Standard Multimedia System
New for 2014 on a SR5 class 4Runner is a Display Audio system, which includes an AM/FM/MP3 CD actor with 8 speakers, integrated SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio (includes 90-day hearing subscription), USB pier with iPod connectivity, and Bluetooth® hands-free phone capability and song streaming.

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