Toyota updated its SUV Highlander, whose new version will be shown at startup on March 25th Automobile Show in New York. The most important feature of the model is the placement of an 8-speed automatic transmission. It replaces the previous automatic 6 gears. The transmission works in combination with a 3.5-liter V6 with direct fuel injection. The power of the petrol engine in the current modification is 270 hp, but is expected in the facelift it to grow, while reducing fuel consumption. What are the exact performance will be seen at the official premiere of the model.
This engine will be available for all versions of the SUV and will be part of the hybrid version of the Toyota Highlander. In her gearbox is variator.
The basic version, which is only front-wheel drive, but will keep the 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine, developing 188 hp The engine will continue to be combined with the old machine with 6 gears. In the US market, Toyota will offer a new sports version of the model – SE. It will be a different adjustment of the suspension, 19-inch wheels made of aluminum, black radiator grille, additional fog lamps and leather.
In the basic equipment of the Highlander will be included and the complex of assistants Safety Toyota Safety Sense P. It includes a system to prevent a frontal collision monitoring system lane, automatically switching from high to low beam, adaptive cruise control system pedestrian detection. As an option for the model will be available system circular video additional 3 seats and multimedia system with 5 USB output.