The large Toyota Highlander crossover in the European version received certain updates for the new model year. For example, the dark green color of the Cypress Green body, black 20-inch wheels, new options for interior decoration. What you say, little change? That’s because the most important thing is hidden inside – and at the same time both under the hood and in the cabin.

Since the beginning of its career in Europe, the Toyota Highlander car of the current generation has been offered with a hybrid engine with a capacity of 248 “horses”. But now in addition to it, the Toyota Highlander crossover for Europe also offers a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder 269-horsepower turbo engine – it replaces the 3.5-liter V6 found in some markets.

In addition, two 12.3-inch displays appeared in the cabin at once. The former is the centerpiece of Toyota’s Smart Connect multimedia system, which suggests quick updates and wireless Apple CarPlay (Android Auto requires a wired connection). The second display is a fully digital instrument panel with four graphics options: Casual, Smart, Tough, Sport.

Interestingly, separately these updates have already appeared for the Toyota Highlander. For example, the digital instrument panel has been available in China since the start of sales of the current Toyota Highlander model. And information about the turbo engine appeared two months ago when updating the car for the US market. The “old world” waited for the longest, however, and received all the improvements at once, including a new color and wheels.

The car will soon be available for order, delivery and start of sales – in the fourth quarter of this year. We hope to win the war by then and peacefully welcome the updated Toyota Highlander crossover.