The most awaited mid-size SUV from the leading automobile manufacturer in Japan, 2017 Toyota Highlander is all set to hit the streets in early 2017. It is claimed that this time new Toyota will arrive with its new model along with two powerful gasoline engines and with elegant interior and exterior outlook. Now let’s check the new updates in this brand –new SUV.
Refreshed Interior and Exterior Design of New 2017 Toyota Highlander
- Luxurious seats.
- Upgraded infotainment system.
- Extra added driver assistance features.
All-new SUV model has numerous changes in its interior that will provide it elegantly and stylish look. This new SUV will accommodate eight adult passengers that come with ventilated and heated leather front seats and air bags. Sources indicate that the car will be enabled with 8.1-inch touchscreen and Entune Audio system with integrated camera backup. Drivers will be accommodated with maximum space, and there will be smart phone connector, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to allow them to focus entirely on the road. Along with that, features like lane departure and a rearview camera is also available. Automatic climate control system will also be installed in its interior.
- Conventional SUV look.
- Modern aerodynamics.
- Redesigned grille and bonnet.
- Modern LED technology.
The latest design of new Toyota Highlander 2017 will be based on conventional ideas that will provide it a classic SUV look. This time, designers are anticipated to reduce the weight of this car by material like aluminium and steel. Manufacturers are planning to mount modern aerodynamics to create minimum air friction. Indicators and headlights are incorporated with modern LED technology that will increase its power. Along with 18-inches wheels are used with Alloy rims of aluminium. New Toyota Highlander is also equipped with 18-inches aluminium alloy rims.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Engine Specifications and Fuel Economy
- Two gasoline engines with different fuel capacities.
- Sticker of ultra-low emission vehicle.
- 28 mpg fuel economy.
- Six-speed auto transmission system.
Speculations are there that this new SUV will arrive with two powerful gasoline engines along with variant fuel capabilities. The first engine will be incorporated with 3.5 L V6 that will generate 270 hp and 337 Nm of torque. With this engine, it can accelerate 60 mph in 8.7 sec with its maximum speed 112 mph. The second engine will be a four-cylinder twin-turbo engine with 2.7L fuel capacity, which can produce 185 horsepower and 250 Nm respectively. It can reach 0-60 mph in 10.3 sec with the maximum speed of 117 mph. It is also speculated that the engines will be combined with the six-space transmission for its better performance and maximum fuel economy. All total the high-speed mileage in this SUV will be 28 miles per gallon which are quite impressive.
2017 Toyota Highlander – Expected Price, Date of Launch and Tough Competitors
The price of the new model will range from $30,000 to $45,000. The new SUV includes different trims which comprise:
- 2017 Toyota Highlander LE.
- 2017 Toyota Highlander LE Plus.
- 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE.
- 2017 Toyota Highlander Limited.
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited.
Expected date of launch is early 2017.
- Nissan Pathfinder.
- Honda Pilot.
- Ford Explorer.
Although not much has been revealed officially by Toyota, how much is known that is enough for new model to compete diligently in the international market. It is assumed that this time vehicles like Nissan Pathfinder, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot will be its tough competitors in every aspect of its manufacture, design and technology.