Toyota sells the first ‘V6’ to US auto dealers
Toyota has finally confirmed that it will sell its first ‘6’ variant to US dealers.
The new model, which will cost around $35,000, will come in two different variants: the ‘6+’ with a six-speed manual transmission and a six or eight-speed automatic transmission, or the ‘V8+’ which will sport a six and a ten-speed turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
It’s also likely to feature a CVT (combined and sequential) gearbox, a front-mounted electric power steering system and a four-door hatchback body.
The first US Toyota dealers to see the V6 model will be in Austin, Texas.
The US automaker says it’s aiming to get the new model to dealers by December.
It plans to begin deliveries in late 2018 and said it will make the car available in Australia later in 2019.
The Japanese automaker will start offering the V8+ version of the vehicle in the US sometime in 2020, as well as the new CVT variant.