Toyota is presenting a large 7-seater SUV called Highlander for the first time in Europe. Only offered in a hybrid version, it therefore stands out as the largest family SUV in the range, just above the Rav-4.
We will soon be sending you more information about this newcomer to the Toyota range since it is currently being tested. Note, however, that the Highlander stands out for its capacity: 7 seats with a second row sliding 180 mm, a generous wheelbase of 2.850 mm and a modular loading volume from 268 to 1,909 liters.
23 years of experience and more than 16 million hybrids sold worldwide
With Toyota’s experience in the field of hybridization, the Highlander should stand out from its competitors by its proven mechanics. It is also only offered in a hybrid version.
A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine is coupled to an electric motor on each axle. It thus delivers a combined power of 248 hp through an all-wheel drive, for an average consumption of 7 l / 100 (WLTP) and CO2 emissions ranging from 158 to 160 g / km depending on the on-board equipment.
In terms of performance, we are talking about a 0 to 100 km / h achieved in 8.3 seconds for a top speed of 180 km / h. Note that this one is capable of driving 100% electric up to 125 km / h.
The nickel battery located under the second row of seats ensures optimum efficiency: “4th generation self-charging hybrid powertrains deliver up to 80% emission-free driving time”.
The Highlander has been on sale in France since the beginning of October 2020.