Toyota’s long, long-slung wagon, the Venza, has offered crossover buyers something a little different throughout its long tenure on the market. Though Toyota hasn’t revealed a Venza successor just yet, that model is widely expected to be revealed this year or early next year as a 2015 or 2016 model.
Based on the Camry sedan with which shares its underpinnings, the Venza is more of a traditional wagon than an SUV, though does feature a slightly taller ride height. The new model is expected carry on that sedan-like theme while presenting all-new styling allowing for more interior room, though still seating for five passengers, as well as a more dynamic appearance.
The next-gen Venza is expected to come packing the same engine choices as the current model, which means a 181-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder or a 3.5-liter V6 with 268 horsepower, or thereabouts. Rumors persist the next-gen Venza may go hybrid as well, receiving the hybrid powertrain from the Camry sedan.
We won’t know pricing or release date info for sure until the 2015-2016 Venza sees its initial reveal, and some reports state the new model might not happen at all, which would see Toyota discontinue the car after its current generation. We’ll find out soon enough. Pricing is expected to echo the current model, which starts at $27,950.