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Toyota Highlander's brand history Jan 01, 2019

Toyota Highlander's brand history

First generation in 2001

In January 2001, the new concept Highlander made its debut in the United States. The Highlander platform is based on the Lexus RX300. It is fully equipped, spacious and spacious. It uses a standard 4-speed transmission with a four-wheel full-time drive system and quick power steering. The Highlander is fully powered, and the 3.0LV6 engine has a maximum output of 220 hp, which fully satisfies people's desire for off-road racing. It also offers a 2.4L4 cylinder 155 hp engine for people who live mainly in the city.

First generation in 2004

In 2004, the Highlander, which made a series of changes, made people shine. The new 3.3LV6 engine increased its maximum output to 230 hp, while the 5-speed automatic manual transmission made the control more flexible and free. The three-row seats cater to the needs of the entire family; when not needed, the third row of seats can be folded for larger storage space. Its fuel economy is good, and it quickly became Toyota's best-selling SUV in the US and the best-selling car in the mid-to-high-end SUV market.

Second generation in 2007

To meet the needs of American consumers, the Highlander launched in 2007 uses standard airbags and double-row side airbags, equipped with a 215-horsepower V6 engine. The Highlander has been carefully designed to provide excellent offset collision results, safe and reliable. Highlander gives a spacious, quiet and comfortable feeling, and adds a new power element to the refined appearance. It continues the Toyota myth in the market and maintains a high market share in the US mid-to-high-end SUV market. .

In July 2007, Toyota Highlander Highlander was officially listed in China by way of import. The seat, the stylish center console, the multi-function information display system, the reversing image system, the 3-zone independent control automatic air-conditioning system, and the theater-style sound all create a sense of space and comfort. It features a 3.5LV6 engine with an output of up to 201 kW and a 5-speed automatic manual transmission that provides superior maneuverability and ride comfort.

Second generation localization in 2009

The most Chinese consumers are happy that the second generation Highlander officially passed the localization of GAC Toyota in 2009. The localized Highlander is adjusted to 2.7L and 3.5L according to China's national conditions. After the localization, the Highlander configuration is unchanged and the price is lower, so that more consumers can choose the corresponding model level according to their own conditions. The domestically produced Highlander is the first model in China to be positioned in a luxury urban SUV. The accurate positioning and characteristic products have made it in short supply after the market.

The second generation of small changes in June 2012

After three years of grinding a sword, Highlander ushered in the first change after three years of listing. The price is unchanged, the focus of the change is on the changes in the details of the details, the small upgrade of the configuration and the combination of internal space. After the change, the line of the new model was interpreted to be more powerful. The sharp shape of the grille, the headlights and the fog lights blends into a modern atmosphere that will cater to young people's tastes. The large-scale mahogany decoration in the center console enhances the luxurious atmosphere inside the vehicle. The solemn fashion is the feeling brought by the Highlander.

Judging from the obtained body parameters and appearance pictures, the re-declared Highlander is no different from the current model, except that the engine model has changed slightly.

In terms of dynamic parameters, the GTM6481AD is reloaded with a 2.7L engine numbered 3AR, which has a maximum power reduction from 190 hp (140 kW) to 188 hp (138 kW) compared to the previously loaded 1 AR engine. The new car is expected to re-tune the engine's power torque curve to enhance the car's torque performance at low speeds.

Third generation in 2013

At the 2013 New York Auto Show, Toyota's most eye-catching model was the world's premiere, the third generation of Highlander, which has a pivotal position in the US market. In this replacement, Toyota not only brought a new appearance to Highlander, but also matched 3 power hearts, including 2.7 liters.

Inline 4-cylinder, 3.5-liter V6 and 3.5-liter V6 Hybrid hybrid. At the same time, Toyota said that Highlander will officially sell in the United States in early 2014.