2021 Toyota Harrier USA – In an older version of this story says that the new 2021 Harrier is actually a discretionary and slightly modified version of the fourth generation Lexus RX. “This is not true since the newest RX is based on the Toyota K platform, while the 2021 Harrier will actually ride the tNGA-K architecture. We apologize for false information. An official press release has also been added.
2021 Toyota Harrier USA
The latest important update for the Toyota Harrier dates back to 2014 since the SUV received a facelift, which means the upcoming generation is a new generation. The Japanese producer has just confirmed that it will release Harrier 2021 in June this year for the local market.
The new Harrier will be available in two modifications when it comes to drive trains. There is a hybrid model that uses a 2.5-litre direct injection engine, supported by one or two electric motors depending on location. The FWD version has a supreme power of 218 horsepower (160 kilowatts), while the AWD model is slightly more powerful at 222 hp (163 kW). The power of the internal combustion engine reaches the wheels by an electrically continuously variable transmission.
There is also a conventional gasoline model, which is driven by a 2.0-litre engine, generating a maximum of 171 hp at 6600 rpm and 153 lbs (207 Newtonometers) at 4800 rev/min. The Bébé engine is articulated with a direct-shift gearbox. Hybrid and standard gas models will be available in front wheel and all wheel configurations.
The new Harrier will also be available with a range of safety and assistance systems, including Toyota Safety Sense’s family technology. It includes a safety system before the collision, which detects pedestrians during the day and at night, as well as cyclists during the day. Toyota also proudly mentions that the 2021 Harrier will become the first model of the brand that features a digital mirror for the cab.
The automaker promises to launch its new SUV in Japan – “Around June 2020” when it will be sold out with a set of seven exterior colors. The 19-inch wheels will be standard.
2021 Toyota Corolla notes the return of the crossover plate, which dates from 2009 year. This original model shares the base of the Toyota Camry, and was designed specifically for, and built in, North America, although it was later exported to Russia and Ukraine. This new Venza, however, is actually a descendant of another crossover, one of the Japanese market called the Toyota Harrier, which has a history that comes back from 1997.
As it happens, we have received these early documents here in the United States, but they have been renamed as RX 300 and offered here until 2003. Second generation RX and Harrier are also the same cars, and launched for 2004. In 2009, the Lexus RX became a unique vehicle that allowed Harrier to continue with the old design until it received a new model in 2013 year. This crossover has unique motors and exterior and interior, with which features a Lexus. With heterogeneous models, the US does not receive Harrier either as a Toyota, nor as a whole Lexus generation. You can see the previous generations of Harlier in the gallery below.
As for the new model, American Venza and Japanese Harrier are essentially identical except for branding. Each of them uses the TNGA-K platform, has a very similar exterior and interior style and each can be with a naturally aspirated 2.5-litre 4-cylinder hybrid with all-wheel drive. The main difference is that the hybrid drive of all wheels is the only option in the United States, while the Japanese Harrier can have a hybrid front-wheel drive or non-hybrid engine with a 2.0 litre front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The hybrid makes a tolerable 219 horsepower, while the smaller non-hybrid engine makes only 169 horsepower and 153 HP We don’t think Venza’s customers will be upset that we won’t take the little one.
Now that America once again gets Harrier, we’re curious what Toyota will do and the owners with them in the future. Owners of older Lexus models are known to exchange badges and grills for Japanese models, so we can see some American Wentsas with the Harrier logo. We’ll also watch whether Toyota adds the GR Sport version of this Harrier, as did the latter. Perhaps such an option can appear here as a TRD model. Although based on the appearance of the last GR Sport Harrier shown in the gallery of past Harriers above, we can preferred TRD to handle the shaping of the performance version.