Toyota has been noticed testing a brand new three-row, mid-size SUV anticipated to go by the identify Grand Highlander.
The automaker introduced in 2021 an funding of $803 million to help manufacturing of two new SUVs at its plant in Princeton, Indiana—one for Toyota and the opposite for Lexus.
All Toyota mentioned on the time was the SUVs can be giant, three-row fashions aimed toward younger, lively households, and include electrification and seating for as much as eight. The prototype in our spy pictures matches that description, although we do not know but concerning the electrification.
The prototype is closely camouflaged however there are parts widespread to the present Highlander, just like the aspect mirrors, wheel arch form, and wheel arch encompass floor particulars. This similarity backs rumors the SUV will use the Grand Highlander identify, a reputation Toyota has registered with the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace.
2022 Toyota Highlander
Underpinning the automobile needs to be an prolonged model of the identical TNGA-Okay platform underpinning the Highlander, an SUV that is additionally constructed on the Princeton plant. The larger measurement ought to entice large households in search of extra space than what the present three-row Highlander presents, with out them having to step as much as the extra truck-like Sequoia.
It is a seemingly guess powertrains can even be shared between the Highlander and Grand Highlander. The Highlander presents the selection of a 3.5-liter V-6 good for 295 hp or a hybrid powertrain with a 2.4-liter inline-4 and pair of electrical motors producing a mixed 240 hp. Nevertheless, given the dimensions of the Grand Highlander, there’s the prospect the hybrid powertrain will characteristic a 2.4-liter turbo-4 to assist enhance output to 340 hp. The powertrain was revealed within the new 2023 Toyota Crown.
The Lexus SUV set to be constructed alongside the Grand Highlander on the Princeton plant is predicted to be referred to as a TX, one other identify that Toyota has registered.
Search for each SUVs to debut in 2023 as a 2024 fashions.