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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#284 of 4026 2005 Hybrid Highlander
Nov 29, 2004 (7:16 pm)
I called a local dealer here in the Atlanta area this weekend, and was told the hybrid Highlander will be available in April 2005...sounds like it's being released with the Lexus.
I also found on the Toyota site that the Highlander is scheduled for a redesign on the 2007 model. I really want to pick up the hybrid when it hits the market, but it sucks that the design will change within 2 years.
#285 of 4026 2005 Hybrid Highlander
Nov 29, 2004 (9:31 pm)
A salesperson at a dealership in the SF bay area told me the HH would be available in the second quarter of 2005, but I still wouldn't be surprised if it's as late as August.
Somehow in the back of my mind I too remember reading a year or so ago (Motortrend or the like web site) that the HL would be redesigned in MY 2007...
Dec 01, 2004 (8:46 am)
Where on the Toyota site does it say that the Highlander is going to be redesigned for 2007?
Or did you just make a guess by going by Toyota's redesign schedules?
#287 of 4026 redesign
Dec 01, 2004 (6:36 pm)
Toyota's redesign cycle for popular models is 5 years (with cosmetic interior and exterior changes implemented in the 4th year of the cycle). They have been consistent with this trend since the 1980's. Unless they've decided to abandon this strategy, the HL should be in for a major change in model year 2006. I get the feeling the new model will be larger inside and out (to better compete with the Pilot). I'm in the minoritư, but I hope the redesigned HL doesn't get too big. I like the size of the current HL. I wish they would give it just a little more character. Hopefully we will have some information soon.
#288 of 4026 Re: redesign [petl]
Dec 01, 2004 (7:45 pm)
They have already decided to abandon the five-year cycle, with the '05 Odyssey. A five-year cycle for the Highlander is not a sure thing.
Dec 02, 2004 (6:59 am)
Pilot is covered by the Honda redesign strategy not the Toyota redesign strategy.
#290 of 4026 Re: redesign [backy]
Dec 02, 2004 (7:02 am)
As I recall, the previous 4Runner was around for at least 6-7 years before a major redesign. I agree that a 5 year cycle isn't a sure thing, even for Toyota.
#291 of 4026 Re: [dewey]
Dec 02, 2004 (7:14 am)
Doh! Of course, brain needs to be engaged before typing. OK, how about the Corolla as an example? Or Sienna? Or Celica? Or ECHO? All more than five years for most recent update cycles.
#293 of 4026 Re: [backy]
Dec 02, 2004 (8:31 am)
True, five year cycles are not carved in stone for any company.
Since the Highlander is based on the platform of the Camry, it probably makes sense to introduce the new Highlander after the new 07 Camry is introduced. Just like the new Pilot will not be introduced until the 08 Accord is redesigned.