Since it has been recently revealed for the Japanese market, the new 2019 Toyota Harrier has also been keenly anticipated among the fans in the US. According to our sources, the popular crossover might be expected on the roads by the end of the year and it should bring some serious changes and improvements.
To be honest, no revolutionary changes should be expected in terms of appearance when it comes to 2019 Toyota Harrier. The only thing that the fans will probably notice includes its smaller dimensions. Yes, the upcoming Harrier will be smaller than its predecessor, but this shouldn’t affect its interior space so much. When it comes to exterior of this popular midsize crossover, it should show some minor refreshments and visual updates. The carmaker will definitely tend to make it more appealing and to soothe that muscular off-road look. Instead, the new Harrier will show some quite soft edges and more elegant features. It will definitely seem more attractive and sophisticated than the outgoing model. The front end of this crossover could appear a bit aggressive. It will wear a wider grille with lots of chrome details and a sportier bumper. Also, the fans will notice its large redesigned headlamps that will, as well as the taillights, use the latest LED technology and enable better visibility. The new Harrier should also improve its safety systems in order to provide better handling and stability. This model will stand on standard 18-inch aluminum wheels. In this segment new Harrier wins in every way against 2019 Ford Escape.
More changes and updates can probably be found inside the cabin of the 2019 Toyota Harrier. The new Harrier will offer a spacious and comfortable cabin that has been planned to seat five adult passengers. However, a rumor has it that the crossover might actually seat four of them, especially due to its smaller dimensions. So the things might be a bit cramped inside, but the Harrier will definitely use some high-quality materials to cover the seats and furnish the interior. The seats are expected to come in dark red color combined with black details. The updates are expected in its high-tech area as well so the driver should expect a smaller TFT information display and a larger 8.0-inch infotainment touch-screen with features such as navigation, dual-zone climate control, the 11-speaker JBL audio system and others. Some of its safety systems and driver assist features will include adaptive cruise control, airbags, a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking and parking sensors.
Two engine choices should be offered under the hood of the 2019 Toyota Harrier. The first comes with a 1.5-liter petrol engine that hits 151 horsepower. The other, hybrid version, offers the combination of a 2.5-liter engine and an electric motor that together deliver the output of 197 horsepower. It will be paired with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a CVT. When we talk about engine Subaru Forester is main competitor.
2019 Toyota Harrier Release Date and Price
As we have already mentioned, the 2019 Toyota Harrier has been first planned for the Japanese market. The official date for the US hasn’t been officially confirmed, but the price has been estimated to start at $45,000.
Competitors: Lexus RX, Mazda CX5, VW Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail.