Toyota is set to add an additional powertrain choice in the popular Kluger SUV, with the addition of a new 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s set to arrive in the first quarter of 2023.
The new engine employs a range of sophisticated technologies, including a newly developed turbocharger, optimised fuel injection system and long stroke to deliver excellent response and high output.
“With superb torque and response, we expect the addition of this strong new engine will make the popular Kluger family SUV an even more enticing prospect for buyers,” Toyota Australia VP of sales, marketing and franchise operations, Sean Hanley said.
Producing approximately 198kW of power and 420Nm of torque, the new power plant is replacing the well-regarded 3.5-litre petrol V6 powertrain in the Kluger line-up with a significant increase in torque.
Customers will have the choice of front and all-wheel drive, with power to be channelled through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4-litre motor will be available across the range in GX, GXL and Grande guise.
It will also be offered alongside the popular and efficient Hybrid AWD grades. Along with the new powertrain, the Kluger family SUV range will gain a number of range-wide updates, offering customers increased safety and convenience.
All Kluger variants will be offered with Toyota Connected Services, enabled through an in-built data communication module (DCM) that can offer valuable safety features including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call and stolen vehicle tracking.
A 7.0-inch colour multi-information display replaces the 4.2-inch display on GX, while GXL and up moves from an 8.0-inch multimedia display to an expansive 12.3-inch touchscreen.
More details will be confirmed closer to the upgraded Kluger’s arrival in the first quarter of 2023. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, check out CreditOne.