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2020 Toyota Harrier SUV revealed in Japan, not for India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Japanese carmaker Toyota has revealed the 2020 Toyota Harrier SUV which will be making its debut in June 2020 in Japan. The model was first launched in 1997 and claims to have pioneered the term ‘Urban SUV’. The new Toyota Harrier employs the TNGA (GA-K) Toyota New Generation Architecture which gives the 4th generation Harrier its enhanced driving performance and coupe-like design with its sloping rear roof. 

In terms of design, the Toyota Harrier features a long bonnet design with a sharp front fascia that comes with a large horizontal slated lower grille and a futuristic upper grille with sleek up-swept LED headlamp units and integrated L-shaped LED daytime running lights. The front multilayered bumper also features a wide air dam with rock guards on the lower bumper, bumper integrated rounded fog lights and sleek vertical aero ducts that flank the bumper.

Coming to the sides and rear the Toyota Harrier features rounded wheel arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, charecter lines on the sides, plastic door claddings, chrome window linings, blacked-out B-pillar, shark-fin antenna, tailgate integrated spoiler, black skid plate in the rear bumper with twin tipped chrome treated exhaust, chrome embellishment on the rear bumper and wrap around LED taillights that run across the width of the SUV. 

On the inside, the Toyota Harrier features a multilayered dual-tone dashboard with satinised chrome accents on the sleek air-con vents, centre console, three-point control mounted steering wheel, cup holders and door pads. The car features a 12.3-inch TFT wide touch-display infotainment system with T-Connect SD navigation system, SmartDeviceLink, smartphone connectivity and 9 speaker JBL premium sound system. The new Toyota Harrier also features a panoramic sunroof with electro-chromatic glass and digital rear view mirror with front and rear video recording. 

In the engine department, the Toyota Harrier comes with two powertrain options – petrol and petrol hybrid. The SUV is powered by an M20A-FKS 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine that produces 171 ps of power and 207 Nm of torque matched to a Direct Shift CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The other powertrain is a 2.5-litre A25A-FXS series in-line four-cylinder direct-injection petrol hybrid engine that produces 178 ps of power and 221 Nm of torque coupled to an electric CVT. The electric hybrid model gets a combined output of 218 hp on the front wheel model and 222 hp on the All-Wheel-Drive model.