Order books for the new Toyota Highlander Hybrid – the first Highlander model to be offered in the UK – will open from 4 January 2021, ahead of customer deliveries beginning in March 2021.
Built on the adaptable GA-K platform, it has authentic SUV credentials, combined with high levels of comfort, drivability, seating for up to seven and a fourth-generation hybrid electric powertrain.
Two grades will be available: Excel and Excel Premium. Excel specification includes 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seat upholstery, three-zone air conditioning, a panoramic roof and a JBL Premium Sound System. Meanwhile, the Premium Excel model adds a head-up display, power tailgate with hands-free operation, heated rear seats, 360-degree camera and a different 20-inch alloy wheel design.
The Excel model is priced at £50,595 on-the-road and the Excel Premium at £52,575.
Highlander Hybrid: powertrain and driving dynamics
The fourth-generation full hybrid powertrain features a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine with electric motors on both the front and rear axles – the latter delivering the vehicle’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system. The motors are powered by a high-voltage nickel-metal hydride battery centrally located beneath the second-row seats.
Total system power is 241bhp and the provisional WLTP combined cycle CO2 emissions are 146g/km with 42.8mpg fuel consumption. This will give the Highlander Hybrid the best balance of power and CO2 emissions in its segment.
Further information and detailed specifications will be announced in the New Year.