2020 Toyota Highlander Concept, Redesign, Colors, and Photos. The current, third generation of the Toyota Highlander SUV was launched in 2013. Still, the Highlander manages to achieve best sales records ever. The big changes are on the way for 2020 Toyota Highlander.
The 2020 Toyota Highlander redesign is bringing new advantages for the better market appearance. The upcoming Toyota Highlander 2020 and its hybrid model must stun all fans and critics.
We still don’t know what will the new 2020 Toyota Highlander look like. Dimensions should be similar to the outgoing model, and the vehicle could add more ground clearance to improve off-road capabilities.
Powertrains and Specifications
The entry-level model for the current edition of Highlander (2019) offers a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It has sense with new models on the way after 2020.
With a V6, the new 2020 Toyota Highlander can offer 295 hp and 263 lb-ft of torque. The upcoming Toyota Highlander 2020 will benefit from lighter materials in its body. Total towing capacity of the 2020 Highlander will stay around 5,000 pounds.
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Update
Toyota will revisit current 650-volt system to make it more efficient in combination with the V6 drivetrain. The new Rav4 Hybrid is going to offer 40 mpg, after 34 mpg returned by the last year’s model. They expect the similar raise for the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
- Notable Changes
- New front fascia
- New rear fascia
- Slightly larger body
- New dashboard
- New seating layout
- Entune infotainment system update
- Drops four-cylinder engine
- More efficient hybrid
- Higher price
- Possible TRD model
2020 Toyota Highlander Redesign Changes
Both exterior and interior are aging. The new Toyota Highlander 2020 needs a lot of updates to be competitive with likes of Ford Explorer (new generation confirmed for 2020 with hybrid engine), and Honda Pilot (redesigned in 2019 with the hybrid model coming in 2020). To keep up the pace with these and other rivals, Toyota will overhaul both the cabin and the body.
2020 Toyota Highlander Concept
To draw attention, the Japanese company will have to change the appearance of the new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Do not be surprised if the Highlander comes with Toyota sign on the grille instead of a badge. That is exactly what the upcoming Toyota Highlander 2020 needs.
As for the exterior, the interior of the 2020 Toyota Highlander needs a huge overhaul. Well, the current SUV is comfortable, safe, and fun to drive. The new model will add even more accessories.
That, designers, will change the look of the SUV. It still remains a three-row model. We expect from Toyota to extend the 2020 Highlander a little bit, not more than 3 inches.
Is 2020 Toyota Highlander Next Vehicle to Get a TRD Package?
The 2020 Toyota Highlander TRD Pro sounds nice. Even if Highlander gets TRD badge, it will be some lighter version than Pro. A TRD Sport we can see on some other SUVs is more suitable for the upcoming Toyota Highlander 2020.
Release Date of The Upcoming Toyota Highlander 2020
It seems like the Japanese company is preparing an early debut for the new 2020 Toyota Highlander. Most experts doubt the SUV will be ready by then. Fans should rather expect it later, in Chicago or New York.
To stay competitive, the price of the 2020 Toyota Highlander must not jump for too much. Well, the cut of the four-pot engine will make the Japanese company downgrade V6. Still, the new Highlander will keep the cost under $34,000 which is enough to compete with Nissan Pathfinder or Chevy Traverse.
On the other hand, 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid will start at $42,000. That is the similar price for the current model. High-end Platinum versions for both petrol and hybrid model will cost over $50,000.