With the addition of both the Highlander, which goes on sale early in 2001, and also the full-size Sequoia, Toyota will certainly have five SUVs in its lineup. Though it is larger than the truck-based 4Runner, the Highlander will certainly port listed below the 4Runner in rate and above the RAV4-- a smaller sized car-based SUV. Toyota anticipates Highlander to interest car proprietors that want the look and also adaptability of an SUV while keeping carlike flight and also handling.
Toyota Highlander 2001
Highlander is based upon the very same layout as the RX 300 yet has a wheelbase of 107 inches and a general length of 184-- 4 inches longer in both measurements. Both SUVs are built on a customized Toyota Camry system.
The single body design is a four-door wagon with a rear liftgate. Popular fender folds and squared-off designing rather than inclined back roof pillars offer the Highlander a different appearance.
Sitting for 5 will include two front buckets as well as a split back bench that holds three as well as folds up for additional freight space. As in the RX 300, the transmission lever mounts at a strange angle listed below the control panel but proves to be in a practical place. Though the control layout is similar to that in the Lexus, the Highlander has different sound and environment controls.
Under the Hood
Like the RX 300, the Highlander will certainly be readily available with front-wheel drive or irreversible four-wheel drive. Unlike the RX 300, which comes only with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine, the Highlander likewise will come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines are utilized in the Toyota Camry car and group with a four-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 generates 220 horsepower, and also the four-cylinder makes 155 hp.