Toyota at the auto show in new York introduced the Highlander crossover fourth generation. In the U.S. sales 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 a modular platform TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture). This same chassis is now used Camry, Avalon and RAV4. Compared with the predecessor, the Highlander grew a little in size. Length three-row crossover has increased by 60 mm and Luggage compartment volume is now 456 L. If the seats folded down second and third row, this figure will exceed 2 thousand liters
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Highlander also changed in appearance and got the features of the RAV4. The crossover is equipped with a black radiator grille, numerous chrome elements of the body, new led optics, a panoramic sunroof, other bumpers, and 18 – and 20-inch wheels to choose from. Also the driver offered five new exterior colors: Magnetic Gray Metallic (dark gray), Moon Dust (blue), Ruby Flare Pearl (red), Blueprint (Navy) and Opulent Amber (brown).
Interior Highlander, the fourth generation got a leather trim, a new back-lit, upgraded multimedia system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging for smartphones, a JBL audio system with 11 speakers and 8-inch touch screen. For the top-end version will offer a 12.3-inch display. Driver available adaptive cruise control and rain and light sensors, the function of emergency braking, the system of the lane-keeping assist, camera circular review and recognition of road signs.
The new Highlander has a 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 295 horsepower. The motor works together with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Later clients will offer a hybrid modification of the crossover. Its membership will include 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors. The total capacity of hybrid installation – 240 horsepower.
In Ukraine at the moment is sold restyled version of the previous Toyota Highlander. Prices starts from 50 $ 900. Highlander is equipped with eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaced the six-speed transmission.