IN World phrases, Australia has a exceptional connection with the Toyota Kluger.
We’re the only country outside the house of the US and Japan to get all four generations – though we did not get generation 1 right until its mid-life facelift – and we’re also the only put outside the house of Japan to call it ‘Kluger’ courtesy of Hyundai trademarking ‘Highlander’ – the Kluger’s nameplate in all other marketplaces.
So generation four is fairly substantial for Toyota in Australia – not only due to the fact it debuts an all-new GA-K platform, shared with the present-day Camry and RAV4, but also due to the fact it has the probable to problem Toyota’s have Prado 4×4 as the reigning sales champ among substantial SUVs.
If the RAV4 is any guidebook, the ace up Kluger’s sleeve is the optional hybrid drivetrain readily available throughout all trim stages, completely with a sophisticated ‘eFour’ AWD technique and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).
Right until Hyundai’s Santa Fe Hybrid launches later on in the 12 months, the fourth-gen Kluger will be the only substantial SUV to supply a hybrid product in Australia, even though a Kluger Hybrid has been readily available globally considering that 2005!
Wherever this fourth-generation product genuinely demands to elevate Kluger’s match, having said that, is in phrases of seating comfort and operation, interior excellent, and trip comfort.
Now that the new Kluger/Highlander is a real world-wide product (heading to the United kingdom and Europe for the first time, exclusively in Hybrid sort), its ambitions need to extend considerably further than simply just pleasing Center America.