2018 Toyota Kluger will be a spiritual successor to its 2014 counterpart, as the company stated during the unveil ceremony last year. Automakers have already stated that this model will have a much sleeker and sharp design. It will show better stability and control compared to its previous iterations.
This new Highlander 2018 model for Australia will also show better fuel economy figures, due to its light body chassis weight. This has led to better driving performance, along with impressive safety features and a spacious and comfortable interior. More details will be available once its production stages are complete.
Toyota Kluger 2018 will be available in a standard model of 6 different Toyota SUV trims. So customers will have the opportunity to customize their personal vehicle according to their preferences. The following trim variants are available for this model LE, LE Plus, XLE, SE, Limited and Limited Platinum.
2018 Toyota Kluger Specs
According to its official press release statement, Toyota Kluger 2018 will provide 2 different power train choices for customers to choose from. The 2 different options are. A 2.7 L 4 cylinder gasoline setup forms the base engine model. It can generate around 185 HP of max power. Its standard 3.5 L dual VVT-i V6 cylinder engine will also be available which can generate around 295 HP of max power at 6200 RPM.
Performance and Fuel Economy
All models of 2018 Toyota Kluger will be available in both two-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel drive train setup. An 8 speed automatic transmission module will be paired alongside it. Top speed of its 3.5 liter V6 engine is estimated at 135 MPH, as this model accelerates 0-60 MPH in just 8.5 seconds.
Fuel economy specs also look pretty decent for a quality SUV model. This model is estimated EPA ratings of 21 MPG in city drive, as well as around 26 MPG for highway drive. Customers can expect a combined economy rating of 24 MPG.
Expected design changes in 2018 Toyota Kluger include both exterior and interior elements of this car. Customers will have a different experience when it comes to this new model. The following changes will come out in it. An aggressive and masculine front fascia design with larger front grille. Longer air intakes with new LED fog lamps. Standard 18 inch alloy wheels, with options available for 19 inches in higher trims. LED head and tail lights with a sleeker and rugged look. Leather accented interior with more passenger head and leg room. A brand new 9.0 inch touch screen infotainment module with Toyota Link. Keyless entry with cruise control, wireless connectivity and HD display. Optional zone automatic climate control is available in higher trims.
Price and Release
Pricing and release details of 2018 Toyota Kluger have not yet been released. Experts suggest that this model might come out for sale by the fall of 2017. In addition to that, its pricing will be varied due to multiple trim models. Still, customers can expect a base MRP of $30,000 for this vehicle.