The new Toyota Harrier is now officially available

 

The new Toyota Harrier is now officially available

 

It is not available in Zimbabwe. It has never been officially sold in Zimbabwe but it remains a favourite with some as grey import.

Unlike the previous SUV (Harrier Turbo), which has a turbocharged 2-litre engine, the new Harrier is available with two engines.

There’s a naturally aspirated 2-litre 4-pot, and a petrol-electric hybrid equipped with a 2.5-litre inline-4 and electric motor.

The new Harrier looks much sleeker than its predecessor. Apart from the curvier front end, flowing lines continue from the grille to the headlights, lending this SUV a more upmarket look.

Toyota says that the Harrier’s flanks have a “dynamically changing body cross-section” and feature “sports car-like” wheel housings. At the rear, the slim LED tail-lights emphasize the vehicle’s width. There are six paint colours to choose from.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Designers have given the new Toyota Harrier a calming interior with the use of low-contrast brown and black hues. The centre console is supposedly inspired by a horse’s saddle.

Key enhancements include a larger infotainment display and air-con controls that are no longer blocked by the gearshift knob.

 

To give the cabin an upmarket air, electrochromic glass is used for the panorama sunroof. When the glass is dimmed, the effect is supposedly similar to light being filtered through paper windows.

TOYOTA HARRIER: SAFETY

The latest Harrier is equipped with Toyota Safety Sense, the carmaker’s suite of safety features.

Safety Sense functions include Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Departure Alert and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert. It also comes with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, which can help the driver deal with traffic jams.

A Heads-Up display helps drivers stay focused on the road. Meanwhile, the Digital Inner Mirror, which uses video feed to provide rearward visibility, enables drivers to see behind even if the rear windscreen is obscured by backseat passengers.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The all-new Toyota Harrier is available at Borneo Motors in two models – Harrier (petrol) and Harrier Hybrid. Buyers who opt for the latter have Premium and Luxury variants to choose from.

At time of writing, the Harrier currently starts from $160,888 with COE.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Toyota Harrier 2.0 (A)

ENGINE     1987cc, 16-valves, inline-4

MAX POWER     127Kw at 6600rpm

MAX TORQUE     203Nm at 4400-4900rpm

POWER TO WEIGHT     80Kw per ton

GEARBOX     CVT

0-100KM/H     9.7 seconds

TOP SPEED     190km/h

CONSUMPTION     15.4km/L (combined)

 

Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2.5 (A)

ENGINE     2487cc, 16-valves, inline-4, hybrid

ENGINE POWER     131Kw at 5700rpm

ENGINE TORQUE     221Nm at 3600-5200rpm

ELECTRIC MOTOR POWER     88Kw

ELECTRIC MOTOR TORQUE     202Nm

TOTAL SYSTEM POWER     160Kw

POWER TO WEIGHT     95Kw per ton

GEARBOX     eCVT

0-100KM/H     8.1 seconds

TOP SPEED     180km/h

CONSUMPTION     21.3km/L

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