2018 Toyota Highlander is using the K platform. There are rumors about modular chassis which will be used on all transverse front engine cars. Let’s see.
2018 Toyota Highlander Interior and Exterior
There will be a significant amount of changes on body construction and it will have an impact on the weight of the new 2018 Toyota Highlander. It will be lighter for about few hundred pounds. The new model will be a little bit taller than previous, made for the road but also for a tow. Larger brakes and strong chassis will enable the bigger towing rating. Do not worry, everything will be fit to the car and won’t have a bad impact on the look of the car and cosmetics. The manufacturer is trying hard to keep up with competition and to increase performances of the car. This is a vehicle that is great for rough terrain, all kinds of weather conditions and on top of that fuel economical. With 8 seats and big cargo space, it is a great family car that can provide power and good appearance. Robust front bumper, cooling of the engine through airway in the grill, LED lights for all kind of weather, 9-inch wheels made from alloy aluminum rims. Interior is covered with leather and every seat is adjustable. The safety system is in reach of your hand by 8-inch touch screen. Satellite radio is included, as well as rear view camera, weather update, cruise control, air bags and curtains, automatic parking assistance. And the excellent sound system for your pleasure.
2018 Toyota Highlander Engine
Prediction for the engine is pretty good. Instead of old 2.7-liters in line 4, there will be 2.0 l turbocharger and offer 200 horsepower and more than 300 pounds of torque. The possible second choice is 3.5 l V6 with direct injection. 8 speed automatic, with front or all drive system, is in option. We probably won’t see hybrid in 2018. It is estimated that is much too slow and expensive. As a replacing, we might see a new hybrid with main petrol smaller or maybe without it.
2018 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
In one thing 2018 Toyota Highlander will not be competitive and that is the price. It will be above $31.000 which is higher than other models in same class. Estimated release date is in the first half of 2018.