The world needs a larger forecast report from Automotive News published over the weekend, Toyota plans for a Grand Highlander that will be longer and larger than the Highlander we know today., the Japanese automaker reportedly believes. According to a new
Toyota declined to comment, but it's hardly surprising. Automakers don't like to comment on future product. Nevertheless, in today's SUV-hungry car market, another Highlander derivative isn't too hard to imagine. AN reports this Grand Highlander will focus on giving third-row passengers even more room than the standard SUV. The Highlander is already a hulking machine, but like I said, buyers can't get enough of their big vehicles these days.
The report isn't the only sliver of evidence Toyota's working on a larger Highlander, though. In fact, the automaker filed a trademark application for the name "Grand Highlander" this past December. Perhaps this vehicle could help fill the gap left by thenow that we won't be getting the . It'd be nowhere near as cool, but it'd probably sell quite a few more units than the pricey, body-on-frame Land Cruiser.
Should a Grand Highlander come to life, it'll share powertrains with the standard Highlander SUV. A hybrid would likely be on the menu, as would a traditional gasoline-powered engine.