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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) celebrated the start of production of the all-new 2014 Highlander yesterday. TMMI said team members and local citizens have much to celebrate as the popular midsize SUV is responsible for $430 million additional investment and more than 600 jobs at the Princeton automotive plant. “Automotive manufacturers and suppliers around Indiana […]

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The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid made its world debut November 20 at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. This 2014 model marks the start of the third-generation Highlander gas-electric mid-size hybrid SUV. Toyota said its new Highlander Hybrid features a progressive silhouette, flush-mounted roof rails for improved aerodynamics, and sculptured side-door panels.  The exterior has […]

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Toyota is adding U.S. six-speed automatic transmission production in order to cope with demand. Toyota announced it will increase 6-speed automatic transmission assembly and machining capacity by 20,000 per month in early 2015 at its Buffalo powertrain plant and Bodine Aluminum casting facilities in Missouri and Tennessee. Toyota said this project will create more than […]

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Toyota announced on Friday that it will increase production of the Highlander mid-size SUV in late 2014 with a $30 million investment in Princeton. The company’s Indiana plant builds the American gas version of the Highlander and will begin producing the hybrid version before year’s end. Toyota said the project will create more than 200 […]

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Toyota revealed the third-generation of its Highlander mid-size SUV today at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The new Highlander will be launched as a 2014 model year vehicle. Toyota said an all-new exterior design conveys both refinement and strength, complementing a new interior that will raise the bar in the mid-size SUV segment.  With […]

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Toyota’s hybrid lineup has received quite a few awards and is adding to this with awards for the Prius and the Highlander hybrid, but Ford’s Fusion has been deemed best hybrid for families. The Toyota Prius and Highlander Hybrid have garnered category honors as part of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Cars for Families […]

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As part of its corporate plan to move more vehicle production overseas, Toyota has announced it will be shifting assembly of its Highlander Hybrid to Princeton, Indiana by mid 2013. The move comes as Japan’s largest automaker attempts to minimize the impact of currency fluctuations, which are not only eating into profits at home but […]

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Model-year 2012 marks the seventh year that Toyota’s Highlander mid-size SUV has been available as a hybrid. In 2008, Toyota completely redesigned the Highlander Hybrid, giving it more refinement and a larger body while still maintaining the same gas mileage as its predecessor. In 2011, the Highlander Hybrid received what the auto industry calls a […]

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Toyota has announced that it will recall more than 82,000 hybrid SUVs in the United States this summer, due to faulty soldering in the vehicles’ Intelligent Power Module, which is located within the Hybrid System Inverter. The vehicles included are model years 2006 and 2007 Toyota Highlander and Lexus RX 400h hybrids. The voluntary recall […]

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Toyota has released details about its forthcoming 2011 Highlander hybrid SUV, which will receive a major revamping for the first time since 2008. And while there will be a host of new options and features both inside and out, it’s the Highlander’s new engine and fuel economy numbers that deserve the most attention. Next year’s […]

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