Wednesday, February 13, 2019

2020 Toyota Highlander




The first 2 pictures are obviously just illustrations. But they do match quite well the prototype that we have seen testing around. (bottom picture)
It now looks like Toyota is going for a 100% trucky look for their Crossovers. 
Since this will probably end up looking like a big 2019 Rav-4.

I think it is still quite a gamble. One that no one else seems to follow.

Ford will basically have 2 parallel line up of SUVs. One more car like with the Explorer, Escape etc...
The other one looking more trucky like the new Bronco and its yet unnamed baby brother.
GM seems to go for a more car-like design direction. Unless they turn GMC into their truck looking brand.
(Which they should)

I just wonder what Toyota will do with the next 4Runner then...

The Highlander has been a constant hit for Toyota ( each year selling more than the previous one since 2009. Ending up with over 244 000 units last year)
The new one will have more competition than ever. A brand new Explorer, Kia Telluride, Hyundai Palisade, Subaru Ascent etc... 
With new versions of the Pathfinder and Honda Pilot not far behind. And many more. 



11 comments:

Patrick said...

Another example of going truck-like is Hyundai with the new Palisade.

Anonymous said...

That's a nice looking Subaru Ascent

Anonymous said...

It doesn't look like that, simple as that. Looks more like a cross between the Infiniti QX60 and current Highlander. These illustrations are misleading and essentially fluff.

Harry_Wild said...

Other then the front end; the new Highlander looks like it a blown up longer Honda CR-V especially the rear quarter. Speaking of the front end; it across between the RAV-4 and 4Runner models. Not very attractive in my opinion!

Anonymous said...

Harry Wild, do you ever possess an iota of common sense? It's a damn illustration/rendering, NOT the real deal!

Anonymous said...

Lets see, take the front end from the new RAV 4 and the rear end from the Subaru Ascent and throw it on a body that's a mix of the two and tada.. presenting your new Highlander.

I certainly hope the illustrations are wrong and the actual new Highlander looks better then this.

Anonymous said...


The Pilot was new for 2016 and just got a refresh for 2019 so I don't think a new one is coming anytime soon. The Pathfinder on the other hand has been around since 2013 (same as the current Highlander) and hopefully for Nissan's sake they've got a replacement lined up and ready to go soon.

Unknown said...

I think it is finally going to be real expected Highlander with the design many people have been waiting for.

Unknown said...

If this is what it looks like we won't be buying another highlHighl again

Unknown said...

If this is what it looks like we won't be buying another highlHighl again

JD said...

Toyota increasing Highlander production capacity by 40,000.