If the Toyota Highlander wasn’t exciting enough to look at for you, Toyota is angling for a solution. Today, the 2022 Toyota Highlander Bronze Edition is being revealed to bring a touch of spunk to the Highlander’s lineup. It’s essentially an appearance package for the Highlander Hybrid model, which it is exclusively paired with.
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The Bronze Edition is available with the exclusive color Cement grey or Wind Chill Pearl, which is a new shade for the 2022 Highlander range. Regardless of the exterior hue, the crossover gets 18-inch wheels with a five-spoke design and a bronze finish. There are bigger changes on the inside.
The cabin has bronze-colored stitching, and there are illuminated door sill plates in a matching color. The seats feature textured inserts in the centre, which Toyota says is inspired by mid-century-modern style, but seeing that styling motif seems like a stretch to us. The floor and cargo mats get a bronze logo.
On the engine, the 2022 Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition is equipped with a 2.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. The gas engine employs a Variable Valve Timing-intelligent system by Electric motor (VVT-iE) on the intake camshaft, and VVT-i on the exhaust camshaft. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump help to further enhance engine efficiency. It will be available in front or all-wheel-drive setup.
No word on pricing yet for 2022 Toyota Highlander grades. MSRP should be between Highlander Hybrid XLE and Highlander Hybrid Limited.