The 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander was teased ahead of its February 8 debut

Toyota on Thursday gave the first look at a new three-row SUV that is currently in the works and destined for production in the United States

The SUV has been confirmed as the Grand Highlander and is scheduled to make its debut on February 8 at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show. The Grand Highlander will likely go on sale later in 2023 as a 2024 model.

A single teaser shot shows the vehicle’s tailgate. The Grand Highlander name is prominently displayed beneath a Toyota badge, and further down the tailgate are ‘HybridMAX’ and ‘Platinum’ badges, referring to the powertrain and trim level respectively.

2023 Toyota Crown

2023 Toyota Crown

The HybridMAX badge is a nod to Toyota’s high-performance hybrid powertrain that debuted in the 2023 Crown. Available exclusively on the Crown’s Premium Platinum trim level, the powertrain combines a 2.4-liter Turbo-4 with two electric motors for a total of 340 hp.

Toyota has also previously confirmed that the new SUV will seat up to eight people and will be aimed at young, active families.

Prototypes spotted in the wild indicate some styling cues shared with the smaller Highlander. The two vehicles will also share a manufacturing facility, in this case the Toyota plant in Princeton, Indiana. The plant is also set to build a three-row Lexus SUV, a vehicle that will likely be a twin under the skin of the Grand Highlander. Rumors suggest the Lexus will be called a TX.

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