The announcement of a huge crossover Toyota Grand Highlander 2024 model year. Based on the teasers, the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander was expected to be basically a longer version of the regular Highlander. However, Toyota gave the Grand Highlander a new design and a new Hybrid Max powertrain as an option. Of course, the novelty is really larger than the usual crossover.
The 5105mm long Toyota Grand Highlander 2024 differs in body shape from the regular Highlander, the grille design also resembles the 4Runner more than other Toyota SUVs. The wide rear pillars hide the additional 165 crossover lengths well. It is also about 50mm taller and wider than the regular Highlander.
The interior of the Grand Highlander features a new instrument panel. It bears some resemblance to the regular model, but stands out due to its screen layout. Grand Highlander can carry 0.58m3 with the seats raised, which is 0.11 m3 more than the regular Highlander. When all seats are down, the Grand Highlander’s payload increases to 2.76m.3 (+0.37 m3). Buyers can choose between a triple second-row seat or captain’s chairs.
The Grand Highlander’s most powerful drivetrain, which further differentiates it from the conventional one, is the Hybrid Max. It combines a 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a pair of electric motors and a six-speed automatic. In this bundle, the power plant produces 362 horsepower, almost the same as the version in the Lexus RX 500h. Toyota doesn’t release torque or fuel consumption figures, but the transmission will allow the Grand Highlander to tow a 2.2 tonne trailer.
The standard version will get engines from the regular Highlander: a base 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an optional naturally aspirated 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder engine. Both are available with front or all wheel drive.
Three trim levels will be available for the Grand Highlander: XLE, Limited and Platinum. Standard features on all models are alloy wheels, heated mirrors, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with the latest Toyota system, wireless phone charging, seven USB-C ports, 13 cup holders, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise. -control, automatic braking when pedestrians are detected, lane keeping assist and automatic high beams. Older versions will get bigger wheels, LED lighting, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated and ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, parking sensors and stop-and-go function for adaptive cruise control.
The Grand Highlander will go on sale this year. Prices will be announced this summer.