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AutoBlog: Spy Shots: Toyota 4Runner snagged ahead of Texas debut

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image_cd_gallery_opt.jpgThanks to one particularly sleuthy Autoblog reader, we now have a ton of useful information about the upcoming 2010 Toyota 4Runner, including the fact that its powertrain options will consist of a 161-horsepower four-cylinder and a 268-horsepower six. The new body-on-frame SUV is slated for debut at the State Fair of Texas later in the month, but the boys at Car and Driver managed to obtain a set of spy photos that shows the truck both inside and out.

We can clearly see that Toyota will be endowing the 2010 4Runner with an upright, squared-off look, reinforcing the vehicle's position as one of the brand's off-road capable offerings. Those looking for a more sedate ride and swoopier appearance can choose from Toyota's car-based Highlander or Venza crossovers, but the 4Runner figures to be in the thick of the off-road capable hunt, along with the Land Cruiser and FJ Cruiser. Expect the next-gen 4Runner to go about its business with a number of new features that add to both its off-the-road credibility and the luxuriousness of its interior, the latter of which has fallen well behind the curve ahead of the new model's arrival. Full details will be released on September 24, so stay tuned.

[source: Car and Driver]

Spy Shots: Toyota 4Runner snagged ahead of Texas debut originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 30 Aug 2009 15:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Doesn't look like they changed much of the rear end, and the front reminds me of a plus-sized RAV-4.

May be the pictures, but it doesn't look like they were trying to raise or even nudge the bar with that interior.

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Looks like a Tundra and a new Pilot spent a night together. Fail.

The interior also looks very craptastic. I realize these are low-res pics, but it does not look good from what I can see initially.

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i know they used to put 2.2L in that vehicle... but has it grown alot and will the 2.7L actually be decent? looks wise... eh, not surprising.

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Looks like a Tundra and a new Pilot spent a night together. Fail.

It would have looked better had the Tundra and the Pilot not tried to abort their illegitimate love child.

Horrible. Whoever put this thing together in the styling studio should be shot.

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i know they used to put 2.2L in that vehicle... but has it grown alot and will the 2.7L actually be decent? looks wise... eh, not surprising.

It's probably the same one as the Taco's engine.

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Toyota absolutely has no design talent whatsoever. Design elements are overused, continuously redistorted, and small details are overlooked. This is a brand new brand of design evil.

As for that interior, it looks like someone rehashed the interior from a 1991 S-10 Blazer, right down to the skimpy quality.

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Toyota absolutely has no design talent whatsoever. Design elements are overused, continuously redistorted, and small details are overlooked. This is a brand new brand of design evil.

As for that interior, it looks like someone rehashed the interior from a 1991 S-10 Blazer, right down to the skimpy quality.

That's Toyota's new "macho trucker" interior theme, because all macho truckers need big plastic playskool knobs and grab handles to fit their macho hands. Refinement? Who needs refinement?

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