The 2018 Toyota Kluger will most likely come without changes. This crossover is present in Australia and some other specific markets. Despite its strange name, you will find it pretty familiar. This model is practically the same crossover as the famous Highlander, which is available in North America and other parts of the worlds. This crossover originally came in 2000. During these 17 years of production, we have seen three generations of it. The current model is present since 2013. However, the company already did a mid-cycle update, which included various changes. There are various new styling details, while the interior also received some novelties. The last-year refresh also included big mechanical changes, such as new engine and transmission. All these changes are clear indicator that the 2018 Toyota Kluger will come with the pretty much same characteristics as the current model.
2018 Toyota Kluger redesign and features
As we already mentioned, this crossover came with plenty of significant changes last year. So, it is pretty much for sure that the 2018 Toyota Kluger will come without bigger modifications. The current model received many new things. There is a new visual appearance that includes new details on both ends. You will notice new front end that comes with new front fascia, headlights etc. Taillights are also new. When it comes to the interior, company introduced several new color options. Technology features were also updated. Besides all these changes, probably the most significant novelties are those under the hood. So, it is hard to expect something new from a 2018 Toyota Kluger, since the current model came with such significant modifications.
2018 Toyota Kluger engines
The 2018 Toyota Kluger will feature all these big changes that current model received. Company did a great job for this update and introduced new engine and transmission. When it comes to the engine, there is a new version of the 3.5-liter V6 unit, which has max output of 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Besides new engine, there is also a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The result of these changes is not just more power and better efficiency, but also smoother and more convenient drive.
2018 Toyota Kluger release date and price
The 2018 Toyota Kluger will come by the end of year with the base price around 42.000 Australian Dollars. Main rivals will be models like Mazda CX-9, Nissan Pathfinder etc.