Monday, January 14, 2008

More Venza



Just a couple more pictures.

It uses the same V6 as in other Toyotas.
But the base engine is a new 2.7 Liter engine.
No horsepower ratings yet.

So guess what the base engine will be in the Camry next year...

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yup...Toyota designers have really bad taste. Maybe they can get Chip Foose to sketch one. He can do better in 20 minutes.

el_monty said...

This looks very similar to what the future Lexus RX is supposed to look like and I think that's terribly wrong. Toyota and Lexus should have clearly different designs. Otherwise the Lexus brand will become diluted.

Anonymous said...

Looks nice inside, although nothing new. The outside is choppy looking, not terribly easy on the eyes. Looks like different designers were in charge of different parts of the vehicle and then it was put together.

Anthony said...

i'm not too sure about the camry getting a new base engine as they probably don't introduce radical changes in model years of the same iteration... perhaps the regular SE could be upgraded to the 2.7L instead?

Chrykee Chryco Copy said...

P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A........should sell well, even though Chryco cancelled theirs

Anonymous said...

Helloooo, the Acura MDX called...

luc said...

Better to get Toyota to move to Lexus design than the other way around:-). The next RX must be pretty different otherwise Toyota will have an issue...

Either way, after the bland highlander this is a huge improvement...

Anonymous said...

Im not sure if there is a big enough demand to fill this sedan/cross-over SUV niche. But i like the concept if not the design of this Pacifica revival.

Anonymous said...

That's sound good, because you can get the 2.4L in the new Corolla. And personnaly, I love the design of this car. I can wait to put my hand on one for testing, and maybe buy one.

Anonymous said...

This car is so atrocious it's more like the Toyota Aztec!

el_monty said...

I was looking at an MDX yesterday and 10:10 AM is right, this thing is like its twin

Anonymous said...

This car is gorgeous. Give Toyota a break. Everyone has been screaming, "BRING BACK THE STATION WAGON" and Toyota finally did. I don't hear people insulting Infiniti's FX-35 - and the Venza offers more interior and cargo space with the advantages of a FWD based drivetrain withthe option of AWD. The Venza also permits the consumer to be eco-friendly with the choice of a large 4 cyl with 6 speed auto [something they should offer with the RAV4]. If this vehicle can escape the recent transmission problems of Toyota's other models, it will be a a winner. My only question is why the Venza is not marketed as a Lexus, and a less luxurious / 16" wheel version marketed as the Toyota.

Toyo Danger said...

you dont hear people insulting infiniti because they haven't been hiding recall information and they aren't raping the north american auto industry like toyota has. toyota is the last company you want to give a break to, heck even the president of japan scolded them publicly last year for poor quality and bad business practices. toyota is dangerous...open your eyes, it seems you must be a toyota employee, shame on you !

Toyo A604 said...

Tranny problems are "BIG" at toyota. they are the new Chrysler A-604 transmission of this century.

Anonymous said...

"Shame on me?"
No, "Shame on YOU." If I am so allegiant to the brand why would I be trashing their transmissions?

I don't work for Toyota.
In fact, I rent cars from Hertz and/or Avis every week-end. I believe I've driven almost every under $40,000 car in production, both domestic and import.

I've experienced a complete front bumper assembly of a Saturn falling-off in a parking lot; door handles of a Sonata falling-off by just closing the door; a light assembly of a Pontiac Grad-Am falling off on I-95; and, a brand new PT-Cruiser Turbo with head gasket and transmission problems. I hate the Toyota dealerships as much as the next guy but you can't deny the fact that Toyota has brought to market a class of vehicle that will prove to answer many customers' needs just as it did with the RAV4, Prius, etc.

Anonymous said...

Give Toyota a break. Everyone has been screaming, "BRING BACK THE STATION WAGON" and Toyota finally did.

Define "station wagon."

Anonymous said...

WAY OVER PRICED and lacking in reliability are 2 good reasons to shop elsewhere!

Truth is said...

this is too heavy for toyotas weak performing 4 cyl. it doesn't even pull my Camry, that is when its not in the shop

Truth is said...

Danger folks buying from toyota town is the automotive equivalent of going to jones town. this product , in my humble, yet very well researched opinion, is very, very dangerous.

Just noticed said...

the tuth is that the gut who is commenting under truth is has been deadly accurate with all comments!

Anonymous said...

Its stylish and smooth looks will probably make it a big seller. But, I will not buy it, because usually Toyota lacks in the handling department. I hope the new RX will change my mind.

Anonymous said...

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!! OMFG!!! Get a grip, things are under control at Toyota and they're on schedule to take over the world. The sooner you accept this fact, the less painful it is for you.

Truth is said...

yes toyota salesperson. thanks for enlightening us on the fact that the sky is falling and that toyota is overtaking the world. FYI we all know this is the plan, it's obvious arrogance like yours and your bosses at toyota that will be your ultimate demise. You sound like a GM person from the 80's, no shame.....no shame

Anonymous said...

Er ... No Toyota salesperson here. Just telling it the way it is. Nothing personal, just business!

Anonymous said...

V.B., you said you were not sure of HP for this concept. I was watching the MSNBC coverage on the Auto Show and they said it has a v6 with 247hp or so. They were saying that it seemed pretty "wimpy" for the size of the vehicle. I would have to agree, but Toyota has never been noted for thier horsepower, so that does not surprise me.

- Kern