Toyota has announced that the world premier of the all-new 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVs will take place at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, February 7. The Highlander, Toyota's mid-sized SUV, was first unveiled during the 2001 model year and is receiving its first complete revision. Along with the Camry Hybrid and the Prius, Toyota boasts the industry's only three-vehicle hybrid line-up.
Analysis: Its great to see that its becoming a standard announcement with new vehicles from Toyota and others that in addition to the expected straight petrol models, there is also a hybrid/flex fuel/diesel to enhance the range and offer consumers more options with better fuel economy and lower emissions. As battery technology in particular advances, I expect to see the proportion of hybrid and low emissions models take over from the straight petrol models as the dominant options in the market.

Check back on the 7th when we'll have all the details and a host of high resolution photos to show off the new model.

[Source: Toyota]

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