2021 Toyota Harrier is finally here, after long waiting and speculations about the changes that the model should have. Being the third generation of the model, it is undoubtedly one of the most attractive models this year that people wait for a long time. There are exciting changes in design, but the most important are changes under the hood. We will be able to see great new hybrid, driven by two motors and matched with new transmission type.
- The model is fully redesigned and modernized.
- There are two significant engines which one of them is a hybrid.
- The model is too small for the class.
- There are no known technology features.
We had information that the manufacturer will significantly change the design of the 2021 Toyota Harrier, but it seems that it has not happened, at least not as we expected. They have adopted the system from Toyota RAV4, along with the platform, so some details recall on that model. However, it is made to be luxury and elegant, so in that part, it reflects on Lexus SUVs.
When it comes to the design, it is similar to large luxury vehicles, especially on the front end. You will see great gridded grille with thin and narrowed front lights and complete front bumper. The rear end is short and smaller, more like on crossovers, with curved lines and updated taillights. The best of all, it is small, but not that small to no being compared with the best models in the class.
We are sure that the manufacturer has planned to improve the design inside of the 2021 Toyota Harrier and upgrade the technology. There should be things like improved assistant system, a pre-collision safety system which could detect pedestrians on night and day and bicyclists one day.
As one of the specially made improvements for this manufacturer, they offered the first digital cabin mirror. Safety Sense System is a must-have in Toyota’s cars for a long time. When it comes to the design, it is made to provide the feeling of elegance with a touch of sportiness.
2021 Toyota Harrier Engine
There are a lot of rumors in the past five years about the engine that new Harrier will use, so when 2021 Toyota Harrier comes out, it is for sure that the buyers will be interested to know engine options that come along with it. It is expected that they will not make surprises to much with this car.
According to new information, it should be a 2.5-liter inline-four direct-injection petrol engine along with two electric motors. It means that we should expect that this crossover will be a hybrid model. The strength of the model, if it is a front-wheel driving model, will be 218 horsepower while the all-wheel driving system should be 222 horsepower—no matter which of them buyer order, it will have an electric continuously variable transmission.
However, there is no information about the currently used 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder direct-injection engine, which has proven as useful and robust enough for this size of the car. With 167 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque, it is for sure that the model satisfies all buyers’ demands and needs.
2021 Toyota Harrier Release Date and Price
Although the manufacturer is aware of the situation with the pandemic, they have not delayed the expected releasing date for the 2021 Toyota Harrier. It should be on the market in June. The price is not known yet, but we hope that it will not be much higher than $30,000.