2018 Toyota Kluger is the new Highlander for the Australian market

If you are looking for a comfortable mid-size SUV from the house of Toyota, you can always refer to the new 2018 Toyota Kluger. The same vehicle is marketed by the name of Highlander in many parts of the world. It is known as Kluger in Australia and Japan.

Current 2018 Toyota Kluger model is the third generation of the vehicle and comes with some changes. There is an improvement in the new model from almost all aspects, making it a better mid-size SUV.

2018 Toyota Kluger front view

2018 Toyota Kluger – Design Changes

The 2018 Toyota Kluger comes with strong masculine features with the completely modern approach. However, in spite of being muscular, the vehicle has elegance which cannot be ignored. The dual grille design adds impact on the front fascia. The integrated DRLs and modern headlights also need special mention for the exteriors. The Toyota logo sits smart and pretty right in the center of the upper grille. The finishing of the grille varies from shiny chrome version, silver finish as well as blacked out version. The alloy wheels in the vehicle come in 18 inches as well as 19 inches versions.

Coming to the interior of 2018 Toyota Kluger, the mid-size family SUV offers easy seating for 7 people and has space for cargo as well. The seats are supportive and made from soft-touch materials. The middle rows can be folded so that access to the last row can be availed. In the base models, the interface of the touchscreen will be small; however in advanced models high resolution, the 8-inch display can be found. Other prominent interior features also include automatic climate control facility, satellite navigation, power tailgate, DAB+ radio, unique accents, better speakers, power front seats etc.

Safety Features of the 2018 Toyota Kluger

Safety features installed in 2018 Toyota Kluger are the best according to the latest safety and security standards. Some prominent features which can be found in the vehicle include blind spot monitoring system, automatic high beam light, adaptive cruise control, reverse parking and also a sensing unit.

2018 Toyota Kluger interior

2018 Toyota Kluger – Powertrain Info

The upcoming model is expected to come with few engine variants. The first variation will be a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine comes with direct injection and is coupled to the 8-speed automatic transmission. The energy also delivered by the engine is about 295HP (218KW) and torque is 263 lbs-feet (350Nm).

The base model of the Toyota Highlander model comes equipped with 2.7 liters in-line 4 cylinder engine. This engine has the capacity of delivering 185HP of energy and 184lbs-feet of torque. Another version is the V-6 engine in combination with two electric motors. Total output from this engine is about 306 HP. We expect similar or same engines in the new Kluger.

2018 Toyota Kluger rear view

2018 Toyota Kluger – Cost and Debut

As per reports from the automobile industry insiders, the vehicle is estimated to be priced between $32,560 and $51,571.

There is not being fixed dates regarding the availability of the new Toyota Kluger, it is being said that the vehicle will be available on the market in few months.


With improvements from the last model, this mid-size family car is expected to win hearts of car lovers. However, the price has a role to play too.

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