Toyota Ireland has announced details of its new seven-seater Highlander Hybrid which is due to launch in Ireland in early 2021. The new Highlander is the brand’s first seven-seater SUV that is exclusively available with its fourth generation hybrid technology and a new all-wheel-drive powertrain.
The Highlander offers impressive practicality with up to 658 litres of boot space, and full seven-seat versatility for family buyers. It is equipped with the latest 'Toyota Safety Sense’ system; a set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent collisions across a wide range of scenarios. At 4950 mm long the Highlander Hybrid combines the sleek, dynamic and sophisticated styling of a premium urban SUV with the strength, power and durability of a rugged, versatile All-Wheel Drive. Sophisticated wheel designs up to 20-inches will be available.
Benefitting from Toyota's GA-K platform, the Highlander combines comfort, driveability and safety with low emissions and fuel consumption from its hybrid powertrain. These characteristics are further strengthened by an intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, space on demand and a 2-tonne towing capacity. Inside, the interior has been designed to offer all the practicality, durability and space-on-demand expected of a 7-seater SUV, creating a comfortable and premium environment for all occupants. The Highlander Hybrid is a true 7-seater - the 180 mm sliding range of the second-row seating ensures spacious third row accommodation for two adults, as well as easy ingress-egress. The power tailgate opens to 658-litres of boot space and with additional underfloor storage this can be dramatically expanded by fully folding the third and second rows of seats; bringing the total load capacity up to 1,909 litres.
Available with a choice of Black or Graphite colour schemes, the interior boasts comprehensive storage compartments throughout the cabin, complemented by power USB sockets in the first and second row seating areas. Equipment offered within the range comprises an 8" centre console multimedia display with satellite navigation, a head-up display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a JBL sound system, wireless phone charging, seat ventilation and a digital rear-view mirror, which uses a camera to display a wide rear image without the interruption of seat headrests or rear occupants.
Commenting on the launch of the new Highlander, Steve Tormey, Chief Executive of Toyota Ireland said “We are delighted to announce the launch of the new 7-Seater Highlander. The arrival of the purely self-charging SUV hybrid will offer families a comfortable and spacious way to travel whilst being eco-friendly, benefiting from lower CO2 and NOX emissions from hybrid technology, and of course excellent fuel efficiency. The Highlander is a strong addition Toyota’s range and builds on Toyota’s SUV heritage with no compromise on performance, comfort or style. We look forward to the arrival of the first ever 7-seater hybrid SUV in 2021 as we continue to offer customers new models that contribute to cleaner air and a better environment for Irish families.”
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid will go on sale in Ireland in the first half of 2021. Irish pricing and model specifications will be announced at a later date in the year. Customers can register their interest in the 7-Seater Highlander Hybrid SUV at toyota.ie. Irish specifications and pricing are likely to be confirmed later this year.
Carzone - 11-May-2020