At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Toyota will be revealing the next-generation Highlander. To give us a sneak peek of what the upcoming three-row crossover will look like, the Japanese automaker has released a teaser photo and video to preview the 2020 Highlander. Unlike most companies which often show a shadowy image of the vehicle, Toyota decided to take a different approach by turning the Highlander into an art piece.
Toyota collaborated with artist Michael Murphy to create the 3D illusion of the 2020 Highlander. Watching the video, it starts by showing a single image of a suspended Highlander art piece. But as the video progresses, however, one can see that the ‘single image’ is actually composed of a number of art pieces hanging in different areas.
When looking at the Highlander’s overall design, it appears to have borrowed styling cues from the all-new RAV4. In fact, you can even say that it looks like a longer RAV4. That said, expect it to have a similarly styled front fascia featuring an angled grill and slim, slanted headlights. As for the rear, the upcoming model appears to have slimmer taillights over the current Highlander.
According to Car and Driver, the new Highlander will likely ride on a modified version of Toyota’s New Global Architecture platform. Should that be the case, the next-gen model could grow bigger in size. As for the powertrain, it will likely use an updated version of the current 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic. However, don’t be surprised if a hybrid version, as well as other engine options, are made available given the use of a new platform.
Expect full details on the 2020 Toyota Highlander soon as it makes it global debut on April 17.