Toyota has recently filed the new name – Grand Highlander, a larger version of the existing three-row model.
Like Jeep with the Grand Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee, Toyota plans to bring to live its Grand Highlander with a longer body, an extended wheelbase and more space for the third-row passengers.
The current Highlander’s third row of seats is not as roomy as that of the rivaling Chevrolet Traverse, Kia Telluride or the Volkswagen Atlas.
The Grand variant could arrive with a mid-cycle update of the Highlander. The latest redesign happened in 2020, so we expect the next refresh for the 2023 or 2024 model year.
The size-wise and pricier Toyota Grand Highlander will probably sit between the regular Highlander and the Sequoia.
The standard Highlander’s powertrain could carry over to the bigger counterpart. A plug-in-hybrid Grand Highlander Prime seems quite possible.
Source: Car and Driver