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Toyota officially announced the fourth generation Harrier in Japan ahead of its launch in June 2020.
Toyota Motors has just rolled out the all-new Harrier SUV, now in its fourth generation, since its launch back in 1997. This time around, it gets a whole host of upgrades in terms of exterior design and tech features. In the Japanese market Toyota sells it as the Toyota Harrier but for all overseas markets it is re-badged as a Lexus RX.
This new generation SUV gets a new lightweight architecture that will help in better fuel economy figures for this SUV. Exterior styling for the Harrier gives it a whole new look, it carries forward the new design language that you have seen recently on the Camry. The car gets sharper styling, a longer hood section and daytime running LED lights, new front bumper and a lot of chrome details. From the side profile, it features a more coupe-like SUV stance with its sloping roof and tapered rear end. Seen from the back it looks to have taken inspiration from the Jaguar F-Pace. Coming to the interiors, the cabin feels well-appointed with leather trims and has a new upmarket look, it also features a panoramic sunroof, a digital real-feed rearview mirror, and a JBL surround system with navigation.
Coming to the drivetrain and performance, the new Harrier will feature a 2-litre petrol engine with 171bhp and 207Nm of torque. The Toyota Harrier is also getting a petrol hybrid version with an output of 222bhp of power, mated to a CVT gearbox.
As of now, Toyota India has not mentioned anything about getting this new Harrier to India, but we could see it happening like how they introduced the Vellfire in limited numbers, especially with the hybrid variant of the Harrier (as a rebadged version, of course), as Toyota has announced that it is going all out to promote hybrid vehicles in India.