Large and luxury RAV4 new Toyota Harrier officially presented

Large and luxury RAV4 new Toyota Harrier officially presented


Toyota has revealed details about crossover new-generation Harrier. SUV, technically repeating the current RAV4, kept the General style of its predecessor and first got the panoramic roof.

Fourth Harrier, like all the last major Toyota models with a transverse engine, built on a modular platform GA-K (TNGA) with MacPherson struts in front and double wishbones at the rear. The suspension geometry is optimized to achieve balance between comfort and sharpness of reactions, revised characteristics of the shock absorbers and the stiffness of the connections.

In addition, in the list of equipment Harrier appeared system Active Cornering Assist, which helps to minimize understeer due to a short brake “pulses” and taxiings.

Together with “truck” Toyota Harrier changed range of engines. Now these are the same units that offer Japanese RAV4: aspirated 2.0 (171 power) with a variable speed gearbox Direct Shift-CVT and hybrid power installation on the basis of THS II motor 2.5 (the total output of 218 or 222 of the force). Any of the units combined with front-or all-wheel drive (in the case of a hybrid the rear wheel spins a separate electric motor).


In the cabin the fourth generation of the Harrier, the emphasis is on the quality of materials and finishes to create a luxurious environment. The centre console is deliberately made in the shape of a saddle; decorative elements to mimic a curved wood; for the seat upholstery and front panel using artificial skin. In addition, for the first time on Harrier set an electrochromic panoramic roof with dimming option.

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The list of equipment novelties included a set of safety systems of the Toyota Safety Sense, which among other things includes the system of automatic braking with detection of pedestrians and cyclists. The crossover is equipped with front and rear Parking sensors and digital salon mirror.

Sales of the new Toyota Harrier in Japan, will begin this summer. Prices yet to be announced.

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