The first official images with the 2014 Toyota Highlander have surfaced, just a few hours before the car gets unveiled in New York.

Looking more evolved than before, the new Highlander has sweptback headlights and wraparound taillights, along with a sculpted hood, roof-mounted rear spoiler and a prominent front grille. Around the wheel wells it features plastic body cladding and below the fog lights it has LED daytime running lights.

From the only interior photo available so far we notice leather upholstery with red stitching, a subtle wood trim and a few metallic accents for the dashboard, vents, gear shift knob and steering wheel. The model featured here has an automatic transmission, start button, GPS navigation and dual climate control.

Chances are it has the same engines as the Camry so it's likely to get a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter with 178 bhp (133 kW) and 230 Nm (170 lb-ft), along with a larger V6 3.5-liter offering 268 bhp (200 kW) and 336 Nm (248 lb-ft) of torque. Toyota will probably offer a hybrid version with a 141 hp (105 kW) electric motor and a 4-cylinder, 2.5-liter rated at 156 hp (116 kW).

Full details will be available before the end of the day.

Gallery: 2014 Toyota Highlander shows its metal before New York arrival

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