The Toyota Venza will reportedly return in 2021 as a 5 person SUV slotting in between the RAV4 and Highlander, and potentially with a hybrid only lineup.
The new Venza will be a response to Honda’s successful Passport revival, which chopped some of the rear overhang off the 3 row Pilot SUV to create a new model to fit in between the CR-V and Pilot.
Another report states the new Venza will be available only with hybrid powertrains. The related Highlander will also be offered with an unassisted 3.5L V6.
Chevrolet has also done something similar with the Traverse to create the Blazer, while Ford has had the Edge and Explorer pair for quite a while, although both Ford cars use different platforms.