Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021

Shaun · Apr 19, 2021 05:25 PM

Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 01

Following the sighted homologation documents, the Toyota Crown Kluger is now officially revealed alongside the fourth-generation Toyota Highlander at the Shanghai Auto 2021.

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Toyota has two joint venture partners in China, FAW and GAC. The Toyota Crown Kluger will be made by FAW-Toyota while the Toyota Highlander, which the Crown Kluger is based on, is made by GAC-Toyota.

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Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 01

Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 02

The front bumper and grille with the Crown emblem help differentiate the two in terms of exterior styling, but are otherwise largely similar. Both are underpinned by the TNGA-K platform, which is also shared with the Toyota Harrier, RAV4, and Camry.

Also read: Priced from RM 249k, turbo-less 2021 Toyota Harrier launched in Malaysia, TSS, TNGA

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Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 04

While exterior dimensions are almost identical, the Crown Kluger is slightly longer overall, likely due to the unique bumper that extends its overhang. Wheelbase, width, and height measures exactly the same.

Dimensions
Model Toyota Highlander Toyota Crown Kluger
Length 4,965 mm 5,015 mm
Width 1,930 mm
Height 1,750 mm
Wheelbase 2,850 mm

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Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 06

Both are equipped with 2.5-litre hybrid system and E-Four system, which is Toyota’s AWD system for hybrids. Power figures have not been disclosed, but looking at the spec sheet of the Highlander in US and Europe, the combustion engine makes 190 PS/239 Nm alone, while the total output with the electric motors is 248 PS.

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Toyota Harrier too small? Here's the Toyota Crown Kluger unveiled at Shanghai Auto 2021 08

As for the interior, both appear largely identical, with the main differentiation being the Crown logo on the steering wheel and the Crown Kluger’s colour scheme.

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The fourth-generation Toyota Highlander and Crown Kluger are both slated to go on sale mid-2021 in China.

Also read: More premium than Harrier, Toyota Crown Kluger leaked by Chinese gov

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