According to recent announcements, Toyota has confirmed that it is working on the new hybrid Kluger. However, because of the situation with Covid-19, Australians will have to wait until next year to get their hands on a new 2021 Toyota Kluger Hybrid. If you didn’t know, the Kluger is a seven-seater SUV that is very popular in Australia. Also, it’s the second-best-selling model in Australia, behind the LandCruiser Prado model.
This model sits on the latest Toyota’s modular platform and it provides excellent and attractive design. The Kluger Hybrid is not the first model from this manufacturer. There is an array of Toyota’s hybrid products like Yaris Cross baby crossover, the small C-HR, RAV4, Corolla, and Camry. Alongside the hybrid model, the manufacturer will also introduce the standard V6 powertrain.
2021 Toyota Kluger Hybrid Improvments
The exterior design of the latest 2021 Toyota Kluger Hybrid will be recognized. This model will feature many improvements over the base model. It is based on the company’s next-generation global architecture.
As from company statements, the new architecture will allow designers to craft a longer, more distinctive body. Thanks to that, the new Kluger will sport a more flexible interior. Besides, expect also expanded cargo space. If you didn’t know, the Kluger shared many elements with Highlander.
Cabin Looks Very Comfortable
Inside, the upcoming Australian hybrid SUV will feature an upscale cabin. Generally, we can see plenty of similarities inside as in Toyota Highlander. Stepping in this SUV, you will first notice a big 12.3-inch touch-screen infotainment system that is very functional. Besides, this model is very comfortable and it provides excellent legroom for all occupants.
A digital head-up display will be offered, as will Toyota’s Safety Sense 2.0 system. According to the manufacturer, the new system will including autonomous emergency braking, automated steering, adaptive cruise control, and road sign recognition.
2021 Toyota Kluger Hybrid Specs
The new-generation 2021 Toyota Kluger Hybrid will be a very reliable SUV. As we mentioned, the Kluger will introduce plenty of changes. Alongside great comfort and tech upgrades, this SUV comes with a very potent engine. Under the hood of this seven-seater model is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle petrol engine. The same engine also powers famous RAV4 and the Camry models. However, alongside this engine, the new Kluger will use two electric motors. Moreover, the whole system will be able to produce 179kW, according to Toyota.
Finally, the upcoming model will sport a continuously variable transmission and AWD as standard. Alongside the hybrid model, the manufacturer will also offer a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. The new V6 is expected to deliver 218kW via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Release Date and Cost
The all-new 2021 Toyota Kluger will introduce plenty of upgrades. This model will receive better design and for the first-time hybrid drivetrain. Following several delays due to Coronavirus, the new Toyota Kluger Hybrid will be available to purchase in the first half of 2021 in Australia.
The pricing of the new model is still a mystery. The current Kluger range from $45,000 to $70,000. However, because a hybrid engine will power the next-gen Toyota Kluger, the price could begin at $50,000.