2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives in L.A. image

The Japanese based automaker Toyota has introduced the 2014 Highlander Hybrid recently during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The model in question has received a familiar design which is very similar to the petrol-powered version and the only noticeable changes applied to its exterior design are the badges. The cabin of the 2014 Toyota Highlander Concept is now getting wood grain trim, an Entune infotainment system, a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display with an energy monitor, perforated leather seats and a third row bench which can accommodate up to three passengers.

“The new Highlander Hybrid is a complete package for environmentally-conscious families who want to travel in comfort and style. Its all-new sleek exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, complementing a new interior that will raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment”, says the carmaker in the official press release.

Power to the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is being provided by a 3.5 liter V6 engine, backed up by an electric motor, mated to an electronically controlled CVT, which is sending power to the electronic on-demand all-wheel drive system. Toyota says that the assembly is producing a total output of 280 HP (209 kW) and it can return 28 / 28 / 28 mpg in city / highway / combined (US). Prices for the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid have been set at 47,300 USD and the model will go on sale in February, next year.