Toyota in 2023 announced the appearance of a new three-row Highlander crossover, which will receive a more spacious interior and the Grand prefix to the name. This was reported on December 2 by the portal Motor.
The premiere should take place on February 8, 2023, on the eve of the Chicago Auto Show. The company has not yet published any photos of the novelty, only a teaser of the model has leaked to the press. It depicts the original rear of the car, which is noticeably different in style from the usual Highlander: the taillights are connected by a plate with the name of the model. A little lower you can see the shields with the inscriptions Hybrid Max and Platinum, they indicate the hybrid power plant and the level of equipment of the car.
According to experts, the novelty will share the technical stuffing with Crown Hybrid Max which debuted in early 2022. The installation includes a 2.4-liter turbo engine and an electric motor. It is known that the total output of the hybrid will be 344 hp. With. and 542 Nm of torque.
The Grand Highlander is expected to occupy a niche between the current version of the Highlander crossover and the larger Sequoia SUV. On November 24, Russian dealers began accepting orders for the delivery of a new third-generation Toyota Sequoia large SUV to the Russian Federation. Production of the car began in the US in September 2022. The price of a novelty varies from 8.6 million to 10 million rubles. Sellers offer Sequoia with no alternative i-Force Max hybrid setup. It consists of a 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine and an electric motor built into a ten-speed automatic transmission. The combined output of the power plant is 443 hp. and 790 Nm of torque. Drive type rear or full. Sellers emphasize that the new hybrid Sequoia consumes only 10.7 liters of gasoline per 100 km of run in the combined cycle.