In May 2020, Toyota unveiled the Highlander for the European market. Aside for the Land Cruiser, this is manufacturer’s biggest SUV on sale in the Old Continent. Now, the model gets a mid-life refresh which brings a new engine for some markets, new tech and custom optionals.
A few European markets will get the new 2023 Highlander with a new 2.4 liter turbo engine which will replace the old naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6. Toyota says it will deliver 269 horsepower and 420 Nm peak of torque.
In other markets, Toyota will sell a hybrid system which uses a 2.5 liter Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, supported by front and rear electric motors. In total, the system delivers 250 horsepower.
Another important modification is the introduction of a large 12.3 inch screen for the infotainment system. All 2023 Highlander models in Europe will standard get a wireless charging pad. Apple CarPlay is wireless, while Android Auto is available only by cable.