Toyota Grand Highlander, a new SUV, will debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 11, 2023 0

If the space offered by Toyota Highlander is not enough, al Chicago salonJapanese automaker introduced a new product Great Highlanders. This is a maxi-SUV capable of accommodating up to 8 people on board (depending on the chosen configuration). This 5.11 meter model is still based on the TNGA-K platform. Marketing details have not been released at this time. Toyota promised to provide more information by the end of next summer. However, this model is unlikely to appear in Europe.


The automaker has designed the new Grand Highlander to offer plenty of space and comfort. Third row of passengers, usually very sacrificial, here it allows you to comfortably accommodate adults (140 mm more legroom compared to the Highlander). In the cabin, we also find several small storage compartments, USB-C sockets and cup holders for all rows of seats. Second-row passengers will also be able to count on a panel from which they can control the climate settings. In richer trim levels, the front seats can also be heated and ventilated.

Obviously, even a lot of technology is missing on board this maxi SUV, starting with an infotainment system that can count on one. 12.3 inch screen located in the center of the dashboard. The digital instrument cluster also has a 12.3-inch screen. Large dimensions not only allowed for more space for passengers. In fact, compared to the Toyota Highlander, the minimum trunk volume also increases, reaching 594 liters. By folding down the second and third rows of seats, the space can even increase. up to 2775 liters.

The new Toyota Grand Highlander in the US market will be offered with three different engines, two of which are hybrids. The manufacturer did not reveal all the details of the engines, but the maxi-crossover will be offered primarily with a non-electrified 2.4-liter turbo-petrol engine (265 hp), both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. only. Then we will have a 2.5-liter Full Hybrid, again with front or all-wheel drive (243 hp).

At the top of the range we will find the new 2.4 Hybrid Max engine capable of delivering 362 hp. with a torque of 542 Nm (only all-wheel drive). The manufacturer promises acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. All powerplants come with three driving modes (Sport, Eco, Normal), while Multi-Terrain Select modes with Mud & Sand, Rocks & Mud and Snow modes are available for all-wheel drive variants.

When it comes to safety, the Grand Highlander offersToyota Safety Sense latest generation.

Author: Philip Vendrame

Source: HD Motori


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