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Toyota Highlander, Toyota, SUV
#179 of 2954 Re: yeah, but [kdhspyder]
Nov 15, 2006 (4:18 pm)
Fine Print can be overwhelming at times. But in any case, when it comes to a final sale, that is when the smoke clears for me. And I don't sign anything that isn't what I thought it to be.
The ad did say "Brand new 2006 Toyota Highlanders" whatever that means..............
I do know for a fact that there still are some brand new 2006s in our area, as of last week. That is what surprised me when you said the 07s came out in March/April.
If what you say is true then the projected release of 2008s in April will be no sooner than normal.
I had been seeing chatter that the 08s would come out earlier than the previous year and the 07 model year would be a short one.
If they had 07s around here in March/April they sure weren't advertising them. But I can't say for sure since I was not looking for a Highlander at that time.
Maybe they had a big inventory or 06s in March/April in our area and they didn't advertise the 07s at that time?
#180 of 2954 Re: yeah, but [toyotagal]
Nov 15, 2006 (4:22 pm)
You guys are talking about two different cars, ..toyotagal is refering to HIGHLANDERS, and kdhspyder is refering to CAMRYS.
#181 of 2954 Re: yeah, but [toyotagal]
Nov 15, 2006 (6:47 pm)
I was using the example of the 2006/2007 Camry in showing how the planning worked during a major model changeover. We had 1 2006 Camry left over when the first 2007 Camry's began arriving.
I thought then that you were referring to 2006 Camry's at up to $7000 off. sorry. AFAIK there are none of the new Highlanders anywhere in the US. I'd watch the donlen site to see when the new '08 models are scheduled to hit.
#182 of 2954 Re: yeah, but [jbollt]
Nov 15, 2006 (7:51 pm)
Me sorry, cemosabi..................It just goes to show you how we can get off track. Thanks for showing us where the tracks are.
I just assumed we were discussing Highlanders on this link.
That'll teach me to assume anything.
#183 of 2954 Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander
Nov 16, 2006 (7:49 pm)
It has been Impossible to find anything out on the new 2008 highlander. Its said to be on the avalon platform.Could it be a avalon suv,with a new avalon name like avalon uv. Or could there be a new name anyway.I would think the name highlander would stick.I wish I could post a reward for the first person to find out.
#184 of 2954 Re: Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander 
Nov 17, 2006 (7:46 am)
Although I can't say for certain. I would bet the odds of Highlander changing its name as next to zero. JMO
#185 of 2954 Re: Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander [toyotagal]
Nov 19, 2006 (10:49 am)
I started a new post similar to this one that is centered on the 2008 highlander hybrid. I have the 2006 hybrid and can't wait to see the new version. I will watch both posts and give any info I can find ...JOE
#186 of 2954 Re: Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander [joe540ci]
Nov 19, 2006 (1:26 pm)
Any info you come across as the 2008 Highlander release gets closer will be appreciated, Joe.
I shall continue scouring whatever sources I have as well.
#187 of 2954 Re: Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander [toyotagal]
Nov 21, 2006 (1:54 pm)
Hi there. I decided to finally step-into this thread after a lot of searching. Although it could be delayed (like the 2008 Corolla was), the hints from Toyota insiders suggest that the 2008 Highlander will make its debut at the North American Auto Show in Detroit (January 13-21 2007). This October 30th article from Australia sheds some light on the release schedule. The 1st generation Highlander came to Japan and the USA in the year 2000, and then Australia about a year later. It seems that the cycle is about to happen again, with the USA getting the new vehicle first, as sales in the US are about 10K per month, making it Toyota's 5th best selling vehicle (after the Camry, Corolla, Prius, and RAV4):
As you know, the Highlander is known as the Kluger in Japan and Australia. I will be checking the Kluger page on Toyota's domestic site after January 1st for any more clues.
It is fascinating how the clay model of the Avalon-based Highlander was shown to insiders and select journalists this past summer, but we haven't seen s single spy photo of the vehicle. Compare that to the slow and steady unveiling of the Mazda CX-7, which was featured in the Grand Turismo vide game 2 years ago, and is now selling briskly as a hot new corssover.
Toyota has shown a lot of confidence in retaining customers and selling new models. Like weathermen in San Diego, they are making it look almost effortless day after day. Release a flawed new Camry? It sells. Don't update the Highlander? Its sales are up 6% over last year.
#188 of 2954 Re: Back on track-maybe? 2008 highlander [quebecois_33]
Nov 27, 2006 (5:16 pm)
Well, I just looked at the list of unveiling for the LA show and there was no mention of the Highlander, so I assume Detriot will get it. Still shocked that there are no spyshots of this thing, man these guys are gettign to be like Honda with the hush hush.