Changes to 2021 Toyota Models Shine a Spotlight on Safety and Hybrid Powertrains
Engineers and designers have been busy outfitting 2021 Toyota models with enhanced safety and, in some cases, bold new styling. There are more hybrid models than ever before, and special editions can be seen clear to the horizon. Toyota discontinues the Yaris subcompact car for 2021 and pauses the 86 until it returns with a redesign for 2022.
The big news for the Toyota lineup is electrification. The redesigned Toyota Sienna minivan returns with standard hybrid power, and the Venza SUV is back, also hybrid-only. The RAV4 Prime debuts as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), offering 42 miles of electric driving range before it resorts to gas-electric hybrid operation. And the automaker’s Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) gets a full and dramatic redesign, underscoring Toyota’s commitment to hydrogen powertrains.
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