Where Freedom Meets Family: All-New Kluger To Arrive Soon
As a large family, if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, one of the best places to start is with your transport. Riding bikes to school and work isn’t always possible: but that’s where Toyota has come in with the new 7 seater hybrid Kluger SUV.
In 2020, 25% of Toyota’s sold in Australia were hybrids. Australians bought more than 54,000 Toyota hybrids, with the petrol-electric RAV4 topping the sales market.
And with families either getting bigger, or needing more space to carry luggage, the popularity of the Kluger hybrids is set to increase. So, what is it about the new 7 seater hybrid Kluger that’s guaranteed to draw sales?
There are three trim levels: the entry level GX, mid-range GXL, and the flagship Grande. It pairs a 2.5 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with three electric motors, and offers the chance to upgrade to a 3.5 litre V6 engine. They have the following features:
- Seven seats, ideal for larger families
- Advanced safety tech
- Front wheel drive
- Capacity for all wheel drive when paired with V6 petrol engine
- 184kW output four cylinder, 218kW V6 engine
- 60mm longer wheelbase compared to previous versions
- Larger cabin
The ultimate family SUV
Standard features of the GX include air conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, active cruise control, keyless entry and start, auto headlights, LED DRLs and tail lights, front fog lights, rain sensing wipers, 6.1-inch multimedia display, a reversing camera and rear parking distance control, as well as a trip computer.
The GXL has the same, but larger media screen, leather accented seats, and power tailgate. The GXL also has tri-zone climate control, heated front seats and satellite navigation. At the top of the range, the Grande has a panoramic roof, ventilated seats, 360-degree camera, and premium sound system.
For fuel consumption, the four-cylinder Kluger offers 9.1 litres per 100km. Toyota boasts a figure of 8.7 litres per 100km with the two-wheel drive V6 variant, and 8.8 litres per 100km for the all-wheel drive V6 variant.
If boot space is important, you’ll get around 195 litres with each model. That’s enough for some small bags for day trips with the full 7-seater family on board. Fold the back seats down and you have 529 litres – ideal for smaller families that pack a lot of luggage. The second row of seats also fold down.
The price? From $47,650, plus on-road costs.
Keep your eyes peeled. The Toyota Kluger arrives in June and this is one car that won’t stick around long when it gets here.