2013 Toyota Harrier in Japan review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 4 January 2014 , 03:01:52 byAngela

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Toyota Harrier in Japan

Badging decisions in the home market can be a tricky thing and Nissan knows exactly what we are talking about. But this is not the only Japanese company that has been having moments of confusion. Toyota is also one of them. For instance, the specialists have launched the Lexus brand in Japan back in 2005 and they have tried to phase out all Toyota-rebadged Lexus vehicles. Now, the Japanese manufacturer is working on bringing the Harrier name-plant that has as base the Lexus RX, back on the table. We will try to make a comparison between the current Lexus RX and the Harrier just to make a better idea on what happened.

The new model comes with different front and rear ends, with specially made headlights and taillights, redesigned bumpers, a new grille and the interior is something really special. In case you are one the people interested in maybe purchasing one for yourself, please know that the engineers have offered a 2.5-liter engine paired to an electric motor. The combined output of the two can reach up to 197 PS. In the case of this power plant, the unit has a fuel economy of 21.8 km/l and the CO2 emission level reaches 106 g/km.

The other option regarding the engine includes a 2.0-liter Valvematic, equipped with continuously variable transmission capable of generating 151 PS. The unit can be combined with a 2WD or with 4WD. In the same time, the hybrid version can only be offered as a 4WD. When it comes to the price of the model, the unit will be available for purchase for a starting price of $27.330, starting with the 2nd of December on the Japanese market.