The 2020 Toyota Highlander Takes A Trippy 3D Approach Ahead Of Its NY Debut

More will be revealed next week

A 3D illustration of the 2020 Toyota Highlander. [Photo: Toyota]

The actual 2020 Toyota Highlander will reveal itself next week.

The Toyota Highlander is currently the best-selling crossover in its class. In part, it does that by not heading too far out of its way to defy convention. However, the company took a different approach to teasing the upcoming 2020 Toyota Highlander. In collaboration with artist Michael Murphy, Toyota capitalizes on a trippy 3D illusion of the upcoming model.

The current Highlander is in need of a refresh, so it’s timely for the 2020 Toyota Highlander to reveal itself at this year’s show. While it’s an impressive visual effect, the 3D rendering doesn’t reveal too many details. Overall, it looks like it retains the overall shape of the outgoing model, with a new front and rear end. That’s not a radical design philosophy, and it would make sense given the car’s family-minded layout.

At the front, the flat front end suggests something similar, but perhaps less in your face, than the new RAV4. The side profile gets a bit less boxy, as the shoulderline tilts up as you head toward the back of the car, and the design finishes up with a slimmer seat of taillights. The 2020 Toyota Highlander does take on a sharper look, even with its familiar overall shape.

In addition to the new Yaris, Toyota will likely reveal more technical details next week at the New York Auto Show. The official reveal is on Wednesday, April 17th at 9:10 A.M. EDT. Stay tuned for more updates!