One of the greatest models in Toyota’s lineup, at least in our opinion, is the Harrier. For the 2016 model year, the carmaker prepares a lot of improvements, but the greatest thing will be a brand-new engine under the Harrier’s hood. Yes, besides regular engines, there will also be a hybrid engine option.This model arrived on the market in 1997 and we were delighted with only two generations since then. Finally, the third generation is on the horizon and might see the light of the day sooner than you thought. Since the model already has reputation and pretty long history, we expect that the 2016 model year will be pretty interesting for the Harrier. The greatest changes will probably take place under the hood of the Toyota Harrier, but its exterior and interior won’t remain unchanged either. Here is the review of 2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid.
2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid Exterior
The 2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid comes with a great number of features and upgrades in terms of exterior design. We believe that all of the changes will be pleasing to the eye, but we also believe that they will make the Harrier more attractive and capable than ever. The front fascia will get newly designed headlights with sharper look and LED technology. The trademark grille also looks great on the new Harrier. The front bumper will also receive a new look for more threatening and menacing stance of the SUV. The Harrier will ride on uniquely designed 18” wheels. Once you see it, it will definitely take your breath away. The overall weight of the vehicle has been changed too. As you can assume, the vehicle is now lighter. Of course, all carmaker want as lighter vehicle as possible, and Toyota is among them.
Interior of 2016 Harrier Hybrid
When we took a seat behind the wheel of the 2016 Harrier, we had to sit tightly because everything was absolutely astonishing. At the first sight everything looked perfect, and after we checked all the details, we concluded that Harrier’s cabin was a piece of perfection. Technological features, ambience, and materials will indulge your craziest whims, there is no doubt. LED lightning, comfortable and lavish seats, airbags, Bluetooth, a brand-new infotainment system, parking sensors, and climate control are all there to make each and every driving safe, comfortable, and amusing. The cabin of the 2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid has the capacity to accommodate five passengers.
Engine of new 2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid
Under the hood of the 2016 Toyota Harrier Hybrid will be a combo which delivers decent power and excellent fuel economy. It is a hybrid engine after all and we expect no less. The combo consists of a 2.5-liter engine and two electric motors. The engine is capable of producing 152 horses at 6,600 rpm and 193 NM of torque. Power is routed through a CVT and power is sent to either front or all four wheels. Fuel economy is rated at 51 mpg, which is pretty amazing result for a vehicle of this kind.
Toyota Harrier Hybrid 2016 Release date and pricing
Details about price and release date are yet to be released. Allegedly, the starting price will be $45,000.
More on History of the model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Harrier