2021 Toyota Highlander Australia – One of the SUV models in the Toyota lineup is the Highlander. It is a medium sized SUV that embodies dynamic handling and rugged proportions. The Highlander enjoyed a warm welcome when it was first launched. Now, the model may be getting a bit dated.
2021 Toyota Highlander Exterior design
We have reviewed a number of renderings indicating for the exterior design of the 2021 Toyota Highlander and They reveal that the model has been improved significantly. Its front fascia has been enhanced with a collection of materials. This section of the vehicle contains chrome, hardened Polyvinylchloride (PVC) and steel.
From the renderings that we’ve reviewed so far, the Xenon fog lights are carefully tucked into chrome-tipped vents on both sides of the front bumper. Moreover, this section of the front fascia has been sculpted such that it contains a lateral vent. Fitted with a PVC mesh, it improves the efficiency of air intake into the engine compartment.
We can confidently indicate that the radiator grille is sandwiched between 2 chrome bars. Moreover, it has horizontal slats made of brushed steel. According to the photos we’ve seen, the headlights contain LED technology and are tucked high on the front fascia.
After viewing the side profile of this vehicle, we can predict that it will be a full size SUV. It has sculpted door panels, side steps and a roof rack as well. Some modern touches on the vehicle include LED indicators on the rear view mirrors and chrome plated door handles. We can confidently predict that the 2021 Toyota Highlander has a high ground clearance. This is due to the large 21 inch alloy wheels.
Its rear is beefy and robust, just like its front section. From the information we have received, the tail lights of this vehicle also contain LED technology, just like the headlights.
2021 Toyota Highlander Interior design
The modern styling and premium materials which abound on the exterior are all replicated on the interior of the 2021 Toyota Highlander. There are numerous photographs on the Internet reflecting the cabin of this new SUV. From the renderings, we can confirm that the vehicle will have a 4-spoke, multifunctional steering wheel. It has a collection of buttons on the spokes which assist with controlling the various systems of the vehicle.
Behind the wheel, there’s a collection of digital dials presented on a 10 inch LCD panel. These dials provide data about the SUV’s speed, mileage, gear selection and rev count.
The vivid photos of this SUV’s interior reflect a fairly unique feature. The center stack is most likely to contain 2 LCD panels. One of them is 5 inches in size and the other is 10 inches in size. They provide infotainment, navigation, air conditioning and a lot of other information about the SUV. The panels are touchscreen in nature. Therefore, they provide a high tech method of controlling the SUV’s operations.
Unlike previous models of this SUV, the new 2021 Toyota Highlander is likely to be available with options of a paddle gear selector or the traditional shifter. Drivers will have a chance to pick from these gear shifting methods when they purchase the SUV.
We predict that this SUV will seat 5. Toyota is also quite likely to offer a setup where there are 2 extra foldable seats in the back. In terms of upholstery, we can expect that the new Highlander will offer fabric or leather in a variety of colors.
2021 Toyota Highlander Engine and specs
We presume that the 2021 Toyota Highlander will be available with 2 engines. These are a 2.4 liter engine churning out 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The other engine is a 3.4 liter V6 powerplant producing 295 horsepower and 263 lb-ft of torque. From what we know about this SUV, the larger engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
2021 Toyota Highlander Release Date, Price and Availability
Judging from the data that’s available about this model, the 2021 Toyota Highlander will be launched in 2020. The base trim of this SUV is most likely going to be priced at $31,000. However, the Premium and Luxury trims of the vehicle can top out at $48,000.