The older you get, the less time you seem to have. Those carefree days of youth, where days went on forever and boredom was your only challenge - it can all feel like an eternity ago.
These days you would give anything for just a little boredom, just ten minutes to think. Typically, our work will consume our time and thoughts through the week and it’s now likely that you haven’t just got yourself to think about, but also a wife or husband and perhaps children. Along with a busy family life comes hobbies, social engagements and holidays, so you need a car that can do it all, just like you do…
That car is the Highlander, from Toyota.
Being all things to all people is no easy task, but the Highlander is up to the job. Powered by a 3.5 litre Dual VVT-I petrol engine mated to a six speed automatic transmission, there is no shortage of smooth, effortless pulling power.
For when the going gets rough on wintery roads or holiday adventures, Highlander’s Integrated Dynamic Drive System (IDDS) aids its already innovative All Wheel Drive (AWD) technology by enhancing handling, agility and cornering stability. It does this by transferring 10% of engine torque to the rear wheels just as you steer into a corner and then 50% during the corner to maintain complete control.
Combine this with the fitment of VSC+ and you have a very safe and secure car. By activating each brake individually, controlling engine speed and even applying steering control to get you back on line, it will help to prevent skidding when you are cornering or on slippery bends.
All this safety know-how is wrapped up in a strong and dynamic body. The striking front grille with its chrome edging grabs your eye immediately, framed beautifully with LED headlights and daytime running lights, all sat purposefully on 19” double spoke alloy wheels. Whether you’re heading to the theatre, a five-star restaurant or escaping for a family weekend away, the Highlander will fit right in and let you live life to the full.
And don’t worry about space, the Highlander has it covered, with generous accommodation for seven, plus their luggage. If it’s possessions rather than people you have to carry, then the second and third row of seats can be folded fully in a 60:40 split configuration, so there is no excuse for not being able to take your mountain bikes with you wherever you go.
See for yourself how the Highlander can hold your family life together with its ‘yes I can’ attitude…