Toyota introduced a new generation Highlander

Toyota introduced a new generation Highlander

April 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Toyota presented a fourth-generation Highlander crossover at the New York Auto Show. In the US, sales of new items will begin in December 2019. The car will be offered in five trim levels: L, LE, XLE, Limited and Platinum. Prices will be announced later.

The crossover is built on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform. The same chassis are now used by the Camry, Avalon and RAV4. Compared with its predecessor, Highlander has grown a bit in size. The length of the three-row crossover increased by 60 mm, and the volume of the luggage compartment is now 456 liters. If you fold the second and third row seats, this figure will exceed 2 thousand liters.

Highlander also changed in appearance and got the features of RAV4. The crossover is equipped with a black grille, numerous chrome-plated body elements, a new LED optics, a panoramic sunroof, other bumpers, and 18 and 20-inch wheels to choose from. Also, the driver is offered five new body colors: Magnetic Gray Metallic (dark gray), Moon Dust (blue), Ruby Flare Pearl (red), Blueprint (dark blue) and Opulent Amber (brown).

The fourth-generation Highlander Salon received leather trim, a new backlight, an upgraded multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, wireless charging for smartphones, an 11-speaker JBL audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen. For the top versions will offer a 12.3-inch display. The driver is available adaptive cruise control, light and rain sensors, emergency braking function, the lane restraint system, all-round vision camera and traffic sign recognition system.

The new Highlander received a 3.5-liter petrol V6 with a capacity of 295 horsepower. The motor works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Later, customers will be offered a hybrid version of the crossover. It will consist of a 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors. The total power of the hybrid installation – 240 horsepower.