Wednesday, March 27, 2013

2014 Toyota Highlander Arrives In Early 2014

The all-new 2014 Toyota Highlander is 2.7 inches longer than the previous model at 191.1 inches and 0.6 inches wider on the same 109.8 inch wheelbase. The 8-passenger Highlander has an overall interior width increase of 4.3 inches in the third-row and a standard recline function creates added room for up to three passengers. Rear cargo space behind the third-row has increased by up to 34 percent for added storage. The 2014 Toyota Highlander offers a 2.7-liter four cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 with new 6-speed Automatic Transmission will be mated to the V6. The 3rd-generation Highlander will continue to offer a Hybrid Synergy Drive system paired to the 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator.
The new Highlander has standard Display Audio with an Integrated Backup Camera, or an optional 8-inch touch screen Navigation with the Entune™ multimedia system. Highlander also has a Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Alert System, Auto High Beam headlamps, and a Pre-collision System with Dynamic Cruise Control. New available features include rear parking sonar, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and a Pre-collision System.

Bill Fay, Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. said "We listened and made improvements where it counts for consumers.  Our goal was to create a mid-size SUV with "No Sacrifice”. Current owners told us that Highlander is “just the right size” for maneuverability, but that it could use some extra space.  So, we increased passenger seating capacity AND cargo capacity through structural changes and a close attention to interior packaging.  We were able to achieve this without greatly expanding the external size of the vehicle."

The all-new, Indiana-made Highlander will reach dealer showrooms in early 2014.