Toyota’s all-new Kluger large SUV has arrived in Australia

Toyota Kluger has been a huge success in Australia for the brand, especially with the family market. Its like Toyota could read a mums mind about what they wanted in their car. Now in 2021 the all new Kluger has arrived. 

2021 Toyota Kluger range (L-R) GX petrol, Grande Hybrid, GXL Hybrid. ALL-NEW TOYOTA KLUGER ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

Toyota’s all-new Kluger has arrived in Australia and the highlights are:

  • sporting a stylish sculpted look,
  • significantly improved safety features,
  • built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform
  • enhanced driving dynamics and
  • for the first time in Australia, a hybrid powertrain.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said “Kluger is now the eighth Toyota model in Australia that offers a fuel-efficient, environmentally-conscious, hybrid drivetrain and as our sales success proves, it is still currently the leading option for environmentally sustainable transport,” Mr Hanley said.

“While Toyota is continuing to develop a range of alternative powertrains to meet our sustainability goals into the future, right here, right now, for this market, we believe a petrol electric hybrid meets the needs of families for a practical and affordable vehicle perfectly.

2021 Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid

Kluger Model Walk

The all-new model is available in three trim levels – GX, GXL and Grande – in petrol 2WD guise or hybrid or petrol AWD configuration.

The new hybrid system combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson cycle petrol engine with three electric motors that generate a maximum combined output of 184kW that drives through an advanced electric e-Four AWD system.

2021 Toyota Kluger GXL Hybrid

At the same time, it delivers a combined cycle fuel consumption as low as 5.6l/100km with combined CO2 emissions of just 128g/km.

Driving through an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT), the e-Four AWD system allows up to 100 per cent of drive to be sent through the front wheels or up to 80 per cent through the rear, depending on conditions, with a Trail mode for more challenging off-road environments.

The 218kW/350Nm V6 petrol engine maintains the same maximum outputs as its predecessor but further refinement has improved fuel economy by between 4 and 7 per cent.

2021 Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid

V6 Petrol versions are offered with two AWD systems that can split torque from 100 per cent to the front axle and 50:50 front to rear with the more sophisticated Torque Vectoring system in the Grande able to also adjust torque distribution between the rear wheels for even more secure traction in all conditions.

2021 Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid

Inside a level of refinement is echoed in the cabin with soft touch materials, clever design and its increased space and versatility comfortably accommodating seven occupants.

The new Kluger features the latest in Toyota Safety Sense driver assistance features including pre collision safety system with pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, emergency steering assist and intersection turn assist on every model.

Added to this are active cruise control – with curve speed reduction function – lane trace assist, blind spot monitor, reversing camera and seven airbags, creating a very comprehensive safety package.

2021 Toyota Kluger Grande Hybrid

Standard equipment includes smart entry and start, manual front and rear dual-zone air conditioning, rain sensing wipers and automatic lights, and five USB ports.

GXL models gain power heated front seats, tri-zone climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, power tailgate and satellite navigation4 for the latest generation multimedia system.

The top-of-the-range Kluger Grande adds a panoramic moonroof, hands-free opening for the power tailgate, ventilation for the front seats, head-up display, a panoramic view monitor, leather-accented seats and a premium 11-speaker JBL® audio system.

The new Kluger is covered by Toyota Warranty Advantage, which offers 5 year unlimited kilometre coverage extending to seven-years on engine and driveline, with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $250.

2021 Toyota Kluger GXL Hybrid

Toyota Kluger Pricing

All pricing MLP*

GX 2WD petrol $47,650
GXL 2WD petrol $56,850
Grande 2WD petrol $68,900

GX AWD petrol $51,650
GXL AWD petrol $60,850
Grande AWD petrol $72,900

GX AWD hybrid $54,150
GXL AWD hybrid $63,350
Grande AWD hybrid $75,400

Options
Premium paint $675
Rear Entertainment System $1,500 (Grande only)

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.

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