Toyota has recently launched a new plug-in hybrid version of the 4th generation Harrier in Japan, which is expected to go on sale from October 31. Thus, Toyota Harrier is currently available with engine options including plug-in hybrid, gasoline and hybrid for users to freely choose.
Providing the Harrier PHEV with power is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which on its own is good for 174 hp and 219 Nm of torque. Supplementing this engine is an electric motor at the front axle with 180 hp and 270 Nm of torque in addition to a rear-mounted electric motor with 54 hp and 121 Nm of torque that makes up the E-Four all-wheel drive system .
New 2023 Toyota Harrier (Venza) Plug in Hybrid – Compact Family SUV | PHEV
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This results in a combined 302 hp . The PHEV version is equipped with a floor-mounted 18.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, allowing the vehicle to travel a distance of about 93 km in pure electric mode.The average fuel consumption of the SUV is 4.88 liters per 100 km. Harrier 2023 has three driving modes including EV, Auto EV /HV and HV.
The EV driving mode will be programmed to keep the vehicle on battery power for as long as possible. To fully recharge the battery, it will take users about 5 hours and 30 minutes when the car does not have fast charging technology. The total weight of the SUV reaches 1,950 kg – 300 – 400 kg higher than the petrol and hybrid versions.
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The plug-in hybrid version of the Harrier has a few cosmetic differences. For instance, there is a distinctive front grille that comes in four different hues, including a unique metallic grey. Metal mesh, utilized for the instrument panel and door trim, together with dark red piping, makes for a striking interior.
Heated rear seats and a panoramic view monitor are among the new Harrier’s most notable standard features. Additionally, all Toyota Harrier versions come standard with a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, in-car WiFi, as well as the Toyota Safety Sense suite. Pricing for the updated Harrier in Japan starts at 3.128 million yen and goes all the way up to 6.2 million yen , with the costliest option being the PHEV variant.