Toyota Highlander HEV: a ‘powerful and advanced’ family vehicle

      Published on Tuesday, 17 November , 2020      0 Views     
Toyota Highlander HEV: a ‘powerful and advanced’ family vehicle

Toyota has combined its leadership in hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) development and extensive experience in the SUV market with its Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR) standard to create the new Toyota Highlander HEV.

The new Highlander ‘combines the familiar Toyota SUV attributes of comfort, drivability and safety with low emissions, greater fuel efficiency and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD), according to a press statement issued in Doha by Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros Co (AAB), the exclusive distributor of Toyota and Lexus in Qatar.

‘The innovative vehicle builds on a legacy of more than 23 years at the forefront of eco-friendly technology, 15mn satisfied HEV customers and the most extensive HEV line-up in the region, the statement notes.

The 2020 Highlander’s sophisticated body is based on the brand-new Toyota New Global Architecture vehicle platform.

This robust foundation is complemented by a lightweight high rigidity bodyshell with a low centre of gravity, which provides the SUV with ‘exceptionally nimble handling and comfortable highway cruising characteristics.

The new Highlander has a new electrified hybrid system that combines two power sources. The vehicle’s 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle petrol engine comes with a  combined power of 240hp and is capable of delivering a maximum torque figure of 231nm.

The system is mated to a direct-shift Continuously Variable Transmission, which contributes to a minimum fuel consumption value of 20.0km/L in the model equipped with Intelligent AWD while delivering enhanced driving pleasure.

Drivers can also select from Eco, Normal and Sport driving modes to suit their driving styles.

Its hybrid-electric batteries are continuously charged by either the petrol engine or when decelerating and braking, eliminating the need to plug in a power cord. Further, the HEV features a host of advanced technologies, yet drives like any conventional vehicle and does not require special fuel.

The 2020 Highlander offers a comfortable, premium quality environment with impressive flexibility. The seven-seat vehicle’s second row of seats has a sliding range to ensure spacious third-row accommodation for two adults, together with easy access. The cabin provides plenty of storage compartments, as well as five USB charger terminals for the front- and second-row seats.

The car’s cabin includes a range of advanced features, including a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning system with rear control panel and smart-flow control that provides air-conditioning to occupied seats only. The cluster gauge features a 7-inch colour multi-information display, which is complemented by an 8-inch display audio system, a large coloured head-up display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As with any other Toyota model, safety remains a top priority for the all-new Highlander that comes with an advanced safety system.

This is complemented by Toyota Safety Sense, an advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with All-Speed Range, Lane Tracing Assist and Automatic High Beam. In addition, the vehicle features a comprehensive array of safety features to protect its occupants, such as eight SRS airbags, including side-curtain airbags for all three rows, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Brake Assist, trailer-sway control, Electric Parking Brake with brake hold function, Blind Spot Monitor, Panoramic View Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Hill-start Assist Control, Tyre Pressure Warning System, driver and front passenger seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters, and a clearance sonar featuring eight sensors located in the front and rear bumpers.

Category Life | 2020/11/17 latest update at 7:50 AM
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