Fourth-generation three-row SUV constructed for the US grows, beneficial properties uprated know-how and security package
The fourth-generation Toyota Highlander has been revealed on the New York motor present, updating the three-row SUV mannequin for 2019 with daring new appears to be like and uprated infotainment.
Constructed on Toyota's TNGA-Okay New World Structure platform, the brand new Highlander is 60mm longer than its predecessor and can provide a selection of petrol and hybrid powertrains. The three.5-litre V6 mannequin produces 291bhp and 263lb ft of torque and is able to towing greater than two tonnes.
The hybrid, which may be ordered with both entrance or four-wheel drive for the primary time, combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with two electrical motors for a whole output of 237bhp. Toyota claims will probably be able to 34mpg on the US-specific EPA gasoline effectivity take a look at, making it probably the most economical Highlander but.
The US-bound Highlander's exterior now has a lot in frequent with the (smaller) new RAV4, which makes use of the identical hybrid powertrain.
Inside, the second-row bench may be exchanged for 2 particular person seats, so the Highlander can carry both seven or eight individuals.
With the second and third rows folded down, the Highlander has a complete 2075 litres of cargo area in each petrol and hybrid varieties.
Vary-topping Platinum trim features a new 12.3in touchscreen infotainment system, whereas different fashions get an eight.0in show. Each set-ups assist Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.
Lively security methods together with pre-collision warning, adaptive cruise management and lane-keeping help are actually included as customary.
The petrol Highlander is about to go on sale within the US by the tip of 2019, whereas hybrid fashions will arrive in early 2020. Pricing has but to be confirmed, and tlisted below are at present no plans to deliver the Highlander to the UK.
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