I dont see a gap in Toyota's lineup. I think its easy to say that when the FJ was killed off but I think they have done a great job as a manufacturer offering more functionality based options on their "offroad" packages. I mention overlanding again as the sport/trend/styling is and continues to be the new rage of adventure exploring with minimalism in mind. Those buyers also are more gear/gadget oriented than true gear heads so reliability is the name of the game. And for most, Toyota sits atop the throne in those terms. I know the 4Runner is likely their smallest explorer vehicle but dont forget the Land Cruiser. I know it has become bloated and has ventured away from its roots but it has some really cool tech for off pavement travel. They are also a 25 year vehicle. Toyota says it specifically. I think they have the segment covered. They have a rugged mid-size SUV & truck, along with comparable full-size models that parallels the mid-size's functionality.
I wont be offended if someone disagrees but I simply dont see a market demand for a small sized adventure mobile from Toyota (like a RAV4). In my ignorant and barely objectionable mind, a mid-size adventure rig is all any manufacturer can sell. Jeep would love to sell a smaller "Jeep", they've tried a dozen times. It's one failed model after the other. The Wrangler is all thats needed. The 4Runner (despite how cool the FJ was) is all that Toyota needs. Nissan couldn't quite make it with the Xterra. And Ford only needs the Bronco.
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