The Highlander SUV from Toyota has been pretty successful over the years. This SUV has got an elegant look combined with a promising performance and a wonderful driving experience. Similarly, the company will be presenting a 2018 variant of this model which will be known as 2018 Toyota Highlander. Now this upcoming Toyota Highlander will be changed and improved in different aspects. This 2018 Highlander will largely be improved in terms of design and aesthetics too. Along with that, certain improvements will be made in the overall performance as there are new engines in the option.
2018 Toyota Highlander – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
Though this 2018 Toyota Highlander is getting an array of improvements, the framework of its body will be kept the same. Changes will be prominent in its front fascia as the headlights will get a refined shape with a sharp projection. Its grille will also be improved in terms of visuals. The bumper will hold some changes with improved fog lights. As this upcoming Toyota Highlander has not been officially revealed, it is hard to depict every change. The overall weight of this upcoming model will be decreased to increase the performance. There will be a new set of lightweight aluminium alloy wheels which will cope with the new styling. Certain changes will take place in the rear portion to as the taillights and tailgate will be modified.
The interior cabin of this 2018 Toyota Highlander is an unknown mystery as of now but it can be said that refinements will be made on the upholstery, certain technological features will be improved, and safety features will be improved too. According to some sources, a 5-inch touchscreen display will be added which will support voice commands. In addition, an improved audio system will be featured. Maximum accommodation will be up to 8 people in this cabin.
2018 Toyota Highlander – Modification under the Hood
There are two options of engines in this upcoming 2018 Toyota Highlander, which is a 2.7-liter engine and a 3.5 liter 6-cylinder engine. The former 2.7-liter engine will be producing a horsepower of 185 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque while the latter, 3.5-liter unit will generate 337 pound-feet of torque and 270 hp. Both of these engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. This Toyota SUV will be able to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8 seconds and it is suspected to have a top speed of 135 miles per hour. The combined mileage of this vehicle is suspected to be 25 MPG as it will be improved. It has also been said that the engines will be made out of lightweight materials which will increase the performance. These lightweight materials including carbon fibre are durable too.
Price and Release Date of 2018 Toyota Highlander
Although not confirmed, this upcoming SUV will have a starting price of $30,000 and will be more for additional features. This Toyota Highlander 2018 is expected to be released by the end of 2017 or during the early start of 2018.