At the New York Motor Show Toyota presents the new version of the Highlander. The eight-passenger SUV, created for the American market, has undergone a makeover involving bumpers, grille, headlights and interior finishes, but the most interesting innovations are related to the facilities and the technical evolutions.
For Highlander Toyota he has developed an updated version of the V6 naturally aspirated 3.5-liter gasoline direct injection that, along with the Start & Stop system and all’inedito Direct Shift automatic gearbox eight-speed, will soon be available on the Sienna minivan. Toyota promises improved power and torque, but also a reduction in consumption, although, for the moment, are not disclosed to the official data. At the base of the range it is confirmed four-cylinder naturally aspirated 2.7-liter with six-speed automatic transmission and two-wheel drive.
The range of the new Highlander will be articulated on the already known versions LE, LE Plus, XLE, Limited and Limited Platinum, to which is added the sporty SE, not available in the past. The Hybrid-wheel drive will be offered in four of the six productions. All versions are equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense package series, which includes the Pre-Collision System with Forward Collision Warning and Auto Brake, Lane Departure Alert, the Automatic High Beams, the Pre- Pedestrian Collision System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Since the XLE version also includes the Blind Spot Monitor, while the Platinum Limited reserved the Perimeter Scan system with cameras 360 degrees to facilitate parking. One last question: for meeting customers’ requirements, all versions will be equipped with five USB sockets, to allow connection / recharging the personal device.