Rumors about a new Toyota model, which will be called the Grand Highlander, have been circulating since early 2021. It will be the brand’s largest monocoque crossover. It will receive three rows of seats, and will be based on the same platform on which the Tundra pickup is built. The Toyota Grand Highlander is already in development and is expected to debut sometime in 2023, according to new information from Automotive News.
According to preliminary data, the Grand Highlander will surpass the current 4.9-meter Highlander in length, and the increase will primarily affect the space for third-row passengers. The exterior and interior design of the models will be identical, as will the engine lineup.
This is the gamma for the American version of Highlander. It includes a 3.5-liter “six” with a capacity of 295 horsepower and a hybrid installation based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.
Earlier it was reported that Toyota plans to move the assembly of the Sequoia model from the Indiana plant, where the Highlander is also produced, to Texas. This will happen already in 2022. Most likely, the vacated facilities in Indiana will be occupied by Grand Highlander.
Toyota itself has not yet confirmed the appearance of the Grand Highlander, although the company received a patent for this name at the end of 2020.
We also advise you to watch a detailed test drive of the Toyota Highlander from the FineAuto team: