Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

In 2000, Toyota introduced a new crossover called the Highlander. Over the 20-year period, the crossover has undergone a triple upgrade. By 2020, the company introduced an updated model of the SUV. The official show of the novelty took place on April 17, 2019 at the New York Auto Show. The new Toyota Highlander 2019-2020 was presented with a strongly modified appearance. What innovations has a car? When is the release of new items expected in free sale?

Appearance of the updated crossover.

From the photo of the new Highlander, it can be seen that the crossover, while not getting a new body, has undergone major changes. One of the main changes is the transition to the new TNGA-K platform. Compared with the previous model, which was released in 2013, the new Highlander 2020 will please future owners not only with an attractive appearance. But an even higher level of comfort and safety. Despite dramatic changes in the exterior and geometry of the body, the car remained recognizable.

Changes have occurred in size, albeit minor. Body length increased by 60 mm. Therefore, unlike the predecessor, the 4th generation crossover stretched out at 4950 mm. What played positively on the reputation of the car. Due to the increased length of the body, the new look looks more stylish, modern and dynamic. To see this, it is worth examining her appearance in detail.

Appearance of the crossover turned out refined. It was achieved by making dramatic changes to the front. Stand out front false radiator grille. It has the shape of a trapezoid. The grid is filled with black matte cells of non-standard configuration. It is framed with chrome edging around the perimeter. In the upper part is the emblem of Toyota in a chrome design with wings. They stretched to the headlights.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

At the bottom is a grille with horizontal lines. On the sides of the front body kit there are notches. Consist of fog lamps and air ducts. It emphasizes the aggressive and purposeful appearance of the novelty with narrow-shaped front LED optics. Headlights gently flow from the front to the side of the body. The hood lid has changed dramatically. In the center of which there is a stamping in the form of a recess.

The side part also underwent a change. First of all, modifications of the form of side mirrors are traced from the side. Also their location. Compared with previous models, side mirrors have shifted to the body of the front doors. Changed and the shape of the mirrors. Now they are a little higher, but shorter. In the side of the tracked body modification. In particular, vyshtampovka appeared. Which originates from the front door. Ends near the rear door handles. The side windows are tapered at the back. Huge cuts wheel arches remained unchanged.

The back of the Highlander remained the most recognizable. The shape of the rear optics has changed the most. Instead of wide headlights, the novelty has got an extended LED optics. Located on the side of the body and the luggage compartment lid. In the upper part of the tailgate there is a spoiler with a repeater foot. Unlike the previous modification, on the new Highlander rear window has a greater bias. What makes the crossover more compact. Rear bumper has not changed. Only now, most of it is serving from the bottom of the defense. Appearance of the crossover turned out really attractive, aggressive and confident.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

The interior of the new Highlander 2020.

In the cabin there have been global changes. Restyled Highlander got a completely new front panel. For its manufacture used high-quality materials from plastic to leather. The front panel of devices is presented in digital format on a 4.2-inch display. In the central part of the torpedo is a multimedia touch monitor. Under the display are buttons and controls the air conditioning system and heating the cabin.

The shape of the air ducts and the steering wheel has changed. The three-spoke steering wheel has become more massive. The design of which presents the control buttons for different vehicle systems. The central tunnel has become a little wider. It has a gear shift lever. Also, two holes for glasses and different things. The capacity of the crossover is 8 people, which is achieved by 3 rows of seats 2 + 3 + 3. Front seats are equipped with electric controls. This increases the comfort of the car.

Increasing the length of the body had a positive effect on capacity. Second row seats are realized through the use of a sofa or comfortable chairs. The third row of seats is presented in the form of a sofa with a hospitable decoration. The luggage compartment is 456 liters. Subject to folding the back of the third row of the sofa, the usable area increases to 1,150 liters. If you fold the second row of seats, the trunk volume increases to 2076 liters.

If you compare with its predecessor, the capacity of the luggage department of older models is less than 60 liters. However, when folded 3 rows of seats, the trunk volume of the older model is 1198 liters. When folded 2 rows of seats equal to 2370 liters.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

About trim levels.

Configuration and prices restyled Highlander 4 generations will be extensive. The manufacturer plans to release the car in 5 versions with corresponding differences.

These are the following configurations:

L — basic version with 18-inch wheels. Power windows, electronic instrument panel. Three-zone control of the climate system. The ability to adjust the driver’s seat in 8 positions.

LE — differs from the previous configuration by the presence of an electric drive mechanism for opening and closing the tailgate. Leather steering wheel and LED fog.

XLE — in this configuration there is a driver’s seat setting in 10 positions (and a passenger in 4 modes). Monitor dashboard 7 inches. Automatic high beam switching, separated second row seats. Roof rails and electric sunroof.

Limited — installs 20-inch wheels. LED interior lighting. Heated with seat ventilation. Interior decoration, as well as advanced multimedia functionality.

Platinum is the most expensive equipment of the crossover, in which future owners will see 20-inch platinum-styled wheels, adaptive optics. Also heated second row seats. In addition, the panoramic roof with a hatch, as well as a circular view system, will delight the crossover.
Prices for configuration will vary by 10 thousand dollars between the base and top-end modifications.

Toyota Highlander 2020 year.

About technical equipment.

Specifications restyled Toyota Highlander 2020 are of most interest to future owners. There is fresh news about the technical equipment of the crossover. The TNGA-K modular platform, on which the restyled crossover was relocated, is presented in the form of an independent suspension with front struts from McPherson. Compact multilink in the rear suspension. The new platform has a high rigidity. That has a positive effect on the handling of a large crossover.

The novelty will be produced with two types of power plants — gasoline 6-cylinder engine and a hybrid version. However, the car with the electric equipment will be released a little later. The basis is an atmospheric petrol engine with a volume of 3.5 liters and 299 horses. The engine is paired with an 8-band automatic.

Additionally, the manufacturer offers a crossover with all-wheel drive. Connecting the rear wheels is due to the installation of viscous coupling for budget configurations. Also, the installation of all-wheel drive transmission with individual clutches for each wheel in the top trim levels.

With regards to the hybrid version, there will be installed an atmospheric gasoline engine with a volume of 2.5 liters. A pair of electric motors with a total capacity of 243 horses. Fuel consumption of the hybrid version of the Highlander will be 6.9 liters per 100 km. Moreover, Hybrid will be offered not only with front-wheel drive, but also with all-wheel drive.

When sales start and how much the novelty will cost.

Home sales of the family crossover Toyota Highlander 4 generation is scheduled for the end of 2019 in the United States. Questions about when the car will be released in Russia do not yet have an answer. One thing is clear that this will happen not earlier than the end of 2019 — the beginning of 2020. The appearance of a hybrid version of the crossover is also expected no earlier than February 2020. You can buy a restyled crossover at a price of 42 thousand dollars for a minimum configuration.

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