The all-new 2021 Toyota Highlander is already being tested. Spy photos caught the upcoming SUV with interesting details. We can see the mix of a few other models on the new body. However, these are only test mules and the only certain thing is redesign. Also, the new hybrid system is going to return more miles per gallon. Inside, Toyota already announced some big changes for the upcoming vehicles.
Highlander is a leader in the mid-size three-row segment. We can say it is one of the most reliable and durable models. One of the best buys without a doubt. But, other companies are developing their models as well. Next season, we will see Jeep Grand Cherokee with three rows. Also, the Nissan Pathfinder is entering a new generation. That all makes the 2021 Toyota Highlander lean forward into new projects.
2021 Toyota Highlander Redesign
The new SUV will come with a completely new look. It’s been a couple of years since Toyota made significant changes for its flagship SUV. But, the time is now, and the 2021 Toyota Highlander is going to bring a completely fresh look. The front fascia reminds us of the latest Rav4. This could be the test only, but the aerodynamics of the compact sibling is definitely something the Highlander would like to get. Under the heavy camouflage, we can’t see too many details. A new set of wheels are on the test mule. But again, these could be there only for the prototypes.
Android Auto, TRD Pro, and Other Accessories
The new 2021 Toyota Highlander will definitely get the Android Auto. The Japanese carmaker didn’t offer this service for a long time. However, first in 2018, they added Apple CarPlay, and in 2019 – Android Auto. Whatsoever, that doesn’t mean the company’s Entune infotainment system is going to die. All contrary – Toyota is developing the new generation which arrives in 2021. Perfect time to be installed in the new Highlander.
Fans are also tempted with the expansion of the TRD Pro family. The 2020 Sequoia TRD Pro is going to join the existing lineup (Tundra, Tacoma, 4Runner). What’s next for TRD Pro? The 2021 Toyota Highlander could be one of the logical choices. But, we have no info about the company’s plans for this package. There are also fans that would like to see it on Land Cruiser. Also, the recent news about Lexus Performance SUV could mean the elements from the TRD Pro suite could be borrowed to the premium branch.
2021 Toyota Highlander Release Date and Price
The new 2021 Toyota Highlander is still in development. However, the company is already testing it, so the SUV could debut pretty early. However, our pick is the new Detroit Show, which is moved from January to summer. The first show in a new form will host a lot of fresh vehicles. For Toyota, it is the right place to introduce an all-new Highlander three-row SUV. The price of the 2021 model will jump, thanks to the numerous upgrades we expect. However, the MSRP is not going above $32,000. The hybrid engine adds $3,000.