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Adding to its expanding line-up of eco-friendly vehicles, Al-Futtaim Toyota launches its biggest Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) in the UAE to date. Available exclusively with an HEV powertrain, the all-new Toyota Highlander takes its place at the pinnacle of the brand’s electrified SUV line-up.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director at Al-Futtaim Toyota said, “We are very excited to be expanding our HEV offering with the launch of the much-anticipated Highlander. This car underscores our continuous commitment to play a leading role in constantly innovating and developing technologies that protect the UAE’s environment.”
The 2020 Highlander is based on the brand-new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA-K) vehicle platform. This robust foundation is complemented by a lightweight high rigidity bodyshell with a low center of gravity, which provides the SUV with exceptionally nimble handling and comfortable highway cruising characteristics.
The Highlander’s thrilling drive is brought to life by a new electrified hybrid system that combines two power sources. The vehicle’s 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle petrol engine produces 183 hp and is paired with two electric motors that generate 191 hp. The system is mated to a direct-shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which contributes to a minimum fuel consumption value of 20.0 km/L in the model equipped with Intelligent AWD while delivering enhanced driving pleasure.
The all-new Highlander HEV can be driven entirely on electrical power with zero-fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions, or by combining the power generated from the petrol engine and two electric motors, depending on the vehicle’s speed and driver behavior. 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.
Inside, the Highlander features a dual-zone automatic air conditioning system with rear control panel and Smart-flow (S-FLOW) control that provides air conditioning to occupied seats only. The cluster gauge features a 7-inch color multi-information display (MID), which is complemented by an 8-inch display audio system, a large colored head-up display, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Additional benefits for occupants include ambient illumination, a 6-speaker sound system, multi-adjustable power driver seat, 60:40 split-folding second-row seats, fully flat-folding third-row seats, power tailgate, and smart entry and start system.
Prices of the all-new Highlander in the UAE start at AED 154,900 including VAT.