Having developed on the same platform as the Harrier, SUVs of the Highlander middle class were introduced in 2000 in Chicago (the Japanese version of Kluger V debuted in the autumn of the same year).
The design used some elements of the the Sienna mini-van, in particular the underbody was reinforced with additional rails, there were front and rear sub frames, a schematic diagram of suspensions with McPherson struts. The salon may be decorated with leather and natural wood panels on order.
The new Toyota Highlander was presented at the motor show in New York in 2013. The crossover has become much larger. The front part of Highlander is decorated in original way due to a massive false radiator grille and new optics with Toyota Highlander headlights. As for the interior: the engineers have modified the third row of seats, thereby increasing the total number of seats to 8. This was achieved thanks to the extension of the internal space by 109 mm.