The CMI Toyota team are extremely excited to reveal that the next generation Kluger SUV will offer BOTH hybrid and petrol engines when it arrives in Australia in the first half of 2021.
The new seven-seat Kluger embraces a similar dual-powertrain strategy to that adopted by the Yaris Cross SUV due later this year and the latest-generation C-HR and RAV4.
It will be the first time a hybrid powertrain has been offered on Kluger in Australia, with our popular hybrid range now accounting for more than one in every five Toyota sales.
Built in the United States, the newest Kluger will provide you with the choice of a 2.5-litre new-generation hybrid system or a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine.
Kluger's total hybrid system power output is expected to be 179kW* when it arrives in Australia, with excellent fuel economy and low emissions. Its performance is supplemented by electric motors and a hybrid battery located under the second-row seats.
The powerful quad-cam V6 is expected to deliver 218kW* to the road through a direct shift eight-speed automatic transmission.
All-new Kluger will also offer front and all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction alternatives for the V6, with the hybrid drivetrain equipped exclusively with an intelligent AWD system that incorporates front and rear electric motors.
The fourth-generation Kluger sits on the Toyota New Global Architecture GA-K platform, providing multiple benefits for dynamics, safety and styling.
It has enabled engineers to develop a lightweight and highly rigid bodyshell with a low centre of gravity - features that provide the new SUV with nimble handling and comfortable driving around town and on the highway.
The new Kluger will be equipped with advanced Toyota Safety Sense active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations.
The Kluger's new platform has also allowed designers to craft a longer, more distinctive body that delivers a more flexible interior with expanded cargo space and a more tailored ambience.
Be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media pages for further updates on the next-generation Kluger Hybrid.
* All figures and features are preliminary and subject to final homologation.