Toyota launches sales of new HarrierJune 17, 2020
A new generation of crossover, which debuted in mid-April, is available at dealerships in Japan.
On June 17, sales of the new Toyota Harrier coupe-like started in Japan. The company expects that the demand for the model will be quite high and plan to sell up to 3.1 thousand copies of the model per month. The cost of the model in the local market starts at 2.99 million yen. For top-end equipment, you will have to pay 4.43 million yen for the gasoline version or 5.04 million yen for the version with a hybrid power plant.
Since its debut in 1997, Harrier has continued to lead the way in its segment, offering customers all the delights of a class that the company calls the Urban SUV. As noted in the press service of Toyota, the engineers managed to create a car that goes beyond the category of SUVs and offers new value as an “enriching life partner”.
Unlike other SUVs, Harrier combines the simplicity, elegance and reliability of a cross-coupe. The new Harrier has received a front end design that emphasizes its “sharp and fearless” style thanks to the continuity of lines from the top grille to the headlights. Despite the simple design, the side profile looks dynamic. At the rear, attention is drawn to the line through the entire trunk lid and connecting the taillights. The novelty will be available in seven colors, including Precious Black Pearl.
The interior uses tactile synthetic leather, as well as three varieties of embossed wood, which create a relaxed atmosphere of quality. The panoramic roof, first used by Toyota, is equipped with electric curtains and electrochromic glass. The interior used low-contrast brown, gray and black colors. This soothing atmosphere gives the interior a sense of chic and maturity.
The new Harrier was created on the TNGA (GA-K) modular platform, which made it possible to make a crossover with a low center of gravity to achieve driving comfort. The front uses MacPherson suspension and a double wishbone at the rear. The new Harrier uses shock absorbers that provide a smooth ride even at very low speed ranges.
The car is equipped with Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which is used to control braking to prevent understeer in corners. Combined with an electric steering system that responds quickly to steering wheel movements and provides easy control, this creates a feeling of comfort and responsiveness to the car. The TNGA platform also allowed integration of the Dynamic Force Engine and Direct Shift-CVT functions, and the Harrier engine range was replenished with hybrid motors.
The new Harrier is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, a proprietary system of safety systems, which includes an automatic braking system that detects pedestrians, day and night, as well as cyclists. A digital interior mirror, first used by Toyota, allows you to record images from the front and rear cameras of the car while driving.
Toyota Harrier is equipped with a T-Connect SD navigation system with a 12.3-inch TFT touch screen and smartphone connectivity. The JBL premium sound system (9 speakers) creates a modern and realistic acoustic space.
The petrol version is driven by a 2.0-liter power plant, while the hybrid is based on a 2.5-liter engine with Dynamic Force Engine. The latter is equipped with a 4WD E-Four all-wheel drive system. In addition, the electrified crossover can be either charged from a home outlet or used as a generator in the event of a blackout.
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