Toyota has introduced the 2014 Highlander Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Toyota has introduced the 2014 Highlander Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Designed to appeal to "environmentally-conscious families who want to travel in comfort and style," the Highland Hybrid has a familiar design that closely echoes its petrol-powered counterpart. Toyota didn't go into specifics but the only notable change is special hybrid badging.

Inside, the cabin comes nicely equipped with perforated leather seats, second row captain's chairs and a third row bench that can accommodate up three passengers. The model is also has wood grain trim, a JBL audio system, an Entune infotainment system and a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display that has an energy monitor.

Motivation is provided by a Hybrid Synergy Drive system that consists of a 3.5-liter V6 engine and an electric motor-generator. It is connected to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission and an electronic on-demand all-wheel drive system. This setup enables the crossover to produce a combined maximum output of 280 bhp (209 kW) and return an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city / 28 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined (US).

The 2014 Highlander Hybrid will go on sale in February and have "value pricing" that starts at $47,300.

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