Toyota’s all-new Kluger large SUV has arrived in Australia sporting a stylish sculpted look, significantly improved safety features, enhanced driving dynamics and for the first time in Australia, a hybrid powertrain.
The fourth-generation of one of Australia’s favourite family seven-seat SUVs has raised the bar, with the all-new model offering customers a more premium, refined and sustainable vehicle.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the addition of hybrid to Kluger further demonstrated Toyota’s commitment to delivering on electrified options in its line-up.
“Kluger is now the eighth Toyota model in Australia that offers a fuel-efficient, environmentally-conscious, hybrid drivetrain and as our sales success proves, it is still currently the leading option for environmentally sustainable transport,” Mr Hanley said.
“While Toyota is continuing to develop a range of alternative powertrains to meet our sustainability goals into the future, right here, right now, for this market, we believe a petrol electric hybrid meets the needs of families for a practical and affordable vehicle perfectly.
“With this all-new generation offering substantially improved driving dynamics, a larger and more refined cabin, a stylish new look and the latest in safety technology, it really is the ideal large SUV wherever your journey takes you… and your family,” he said.
The all-new model is available in three trim levels – GX, GXL and Grande – in petrol 2WD guise or hybrid or petrol AWD configuration.
The new hybrid system combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine with three electric motors that generate a maximum combined output of 184kW that drives through an advanced electric e-Four AWD system.
At the same time, it delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption as low as 5.6l/100km1 with combined CO2 emissions of just 128g/km2.
Driving through an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT), the e-Four AWD system allows up to 100 per cent of drive to be sent through the front wheels or up to 80 per cent through the rear, depending on conditions, with a Trail mode for more challenging off-road environments.
The 218kW/350Nm V6 petrol engine maintains the same maximum outputs as its predecessor but further refinement has improved fuel economy by between 4 and 7 per cent.
V6 Petrol versions are offered with two AWD systems that can split torque from 100 per cent to the front axle and 50:50 front to rear with the more sophisticated Torque Vectoring system in the Grande able to also adjust torque distribution between the rear wheels for even more secure traction in all conditions.
Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, the new Kluger delivers a superb balance of ride comfort and handling giving it a premium feel on the road.
That same level of refinement is echoed in the cabin with soft touch materials, clever design and its increased space and versatility comfortably accommodating seven occupants.
The new Kluger features the latest in Toyota Safety Sense3 driver assistance features including pre collision safety system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, emergency steering assist and intersection turn assist on every model.
Added to this are active cruise control – with curve speed reduction function – lane trace assist, blind spot monitor, reversing camera and seven airbags, creating a very comprehensive safety package.
Standard equipment includes smart entry and start, manual front and rear dual-zone air conditioning, rain sensing wipers and automatic lights, and five USB ports.
GXL models gain power heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, power tailgate and satellite navigation4 for the latest generation multimedia system.
The top-of-the-range Kluger Grande adds a panoramic moonroof, hands-free opening for the power tailgate, ventilation for the front seats, head-up display, a panoramic view monitor, leather-accented seats and a premium 11-speaker JBL®5 audio system.
The new Kluger is covered by Toyota Warranty Advantage6, which offers 5 year unlimited kilometre coverage extending to seven-years on engine and driveline7, with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $2508.
Toyota Kluger Pricing9
GX 2WD petrol $47,650
GXL 2WD petrol $56,850
Grande 2WD petrol $68,900
GX AWD petrol $51,650
GXL AWD petrol $60,850
Grande AWD petrol $72,900
GX AWD hybrid $54,150
GXL AWD hybrid $63,350
Grande AWD hybrid $75,400
Premium paint $675
Rear Entertainment System $1,500 (Grande only)
1 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (litres/100km) for auto models.
2 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
3 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Coverage varies based on vehicle location
5 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
6 The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years, with unlimited kms, from delivery. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
7 The Toyota Warranty Advantage Extended Engine and Driveline coverage is for 7yrs from delivery, provided your vehicle is properly serviced and maintained per its Warranty and Service Book. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
8 Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 years/75,000km (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 6 services. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit Toyota.com.au/advantage
9 Manufacturer’s recommended retail prices provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included. On road costs vary from State to State and can be found by contacting the relevant government authority. Optional colours or features at additional cost.
Source: Toyota Australia