Toyota Harrier 2021 – Honda CR-V’s rival – launched Southeast Asia
After nearly a year of world launch, the Toyota Harrier 2021 was introduced for the Southeast Asian market, namely Singapore with two variants, possibly Malaysia.
The two versions of the all-new Toyota Harrier 2021 sold in Singapore are Elegance and Hybrid Luxury with prices of SGD 161,000 and SGD 174,000 (~ 2,788 and 2.011 billion respectively). The new Harrier has a sleeker and more stylish look, the front featuring slender LED headlights, a more aggressive grille and a refined spoiler.
Toyota Harrier 2021 brings the design style of luxury sports crossovers with a beveled hood under the tail, creating a visual highlight. Combined with that, Harrier has a long front end, slightly curved ceiling, contributing to the sporty look of this car.
At the rear, Harrier 2021’s fashion is reinforced by a thin LED light bar connecting the two tail lights together and a sport chrome exhaust system. All new Harriers in Singapore are equipped with 18-inch wheels.
The Toyota Harrier 2021 has six exterior paint options including Precious Black, Dark Blue Mica, Sensual Red Mica, Steel Blonde Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine and Slate Gray Metallic.
Like the Toyota RAV4 , the new Harrier uses the TNGA-K platform, with the 2.0 Elegance variant equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 169 hp and 203 Nm of torque, going with a CVT gearbox.
Meanwhile, the Hybrid Luxury has an electric petrol powertrain, including a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor for a total capacity of 215 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels via an e-CVT transmission. The Harrier 2021 is the second Toyota hybrid car sold in Singapore, after the Toyota Yaris Cross.
Moving into the interior, the entire cabin of the Toyota Harrier 2021 is covered in leather, from the center console to the center armrest and dashboard. The Harrier 2021 in Singapore comes standard with a 10.5-inch windshield display, an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and interior lighting.
When all rows of seats are in use, the 2021 Toyota Harrier 2021 ‘s trunk compartment has a capacity of 396 liters, with the boot kick feature based on sensors in the rear.
The pricier Luxury model will add a wireless charger for a smartphone, and the front seats can be electronically adjusted for ventilation or seat location functions.
In addition, customers of the Toyota Harrier Luxury 2021 receive a wide-angle digital rearview mirror that replaces the traditional mirror and an electric sunroof with an automatic dimming function with just one touch.
In terms of safety, all Toyota Harrier 2021 in “lion island” are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense advanced driver assistance systems, including front collision warning, radar cruise control, lane assist. Road, automatic high beam, blind spot monitoring monitor with rear cross vehicle warning.
After Singapore, Malaysia will probably be the next Southeast Asian market where the all-new Toyota Harrier 2021 is launched. Vehicles will still be imported complete units from Japan.