2014 Toyota Kluger starts from $40,990
THE new seven-seat Toyota Kluger range will start from $40,990.
It's available in three grades GX, GXL and Grande. Each is available in two-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Standard features across the range include a reversing camera, rear parking sensors, touch-screen display audio systems and Toyota Link multimedia.
All Kluger grades feature a 3.5-litre V6 engine and new six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with selectable manual sequential shifting.
Toyota says fuel economy has been improved, at just above 10 litres for every 100km across the range, while maintaining power output at 201kW.
Kluger GX comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lamps, tilt-and-telescopic steering adjustments and Toyota's active safety package of stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, and Hill-Start Assist.
Mid-grade GXL grade adds three-zone climate-control air-conditioning, keyless smart entry and start, 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, roof rails, leather-accented interior and premium steering wheel and shift knob.
At the top of the range, the Grande is the Kluger with the lot, including safety technologies that help avoid a collision or mitigate the impact if a collision is unavoidable - Toyota's Pre-collision Safety System and Active Cruise Control, which utilise a grille-mounted radar. It also gains Lane Departure Alert and Blind Spot Monitor.
It also picks up 19-inch wheels, projector LED headlamps with Auto High Beam, tilt-and-slide sunroof, ventilated front seats, eight-inch display audio with navigation and DAB+ digital radio, second-row sunshades, 22.8cm rear-seat entertainment system with Blu-ray player, power-operated tailgate, woodgrain-look pattern highlights and a full-colour 10.6cm multi-information display.
Toyota Kluger pricing
GX - $40,990.
GXL - $49,990.
Grande - $63,990
Premium paint: $550 (Eclipse Black: no cost).
Model: Toyota Kluger.
Details: Seven-seat large two or all-wheel drive sports utility vehicle.
Engine: 3.5-litre V6 petrol generating maximum power of 201kW @ 6200rpm and peak torque 337Nm @ 4700rpm.
Transmission: Six-speed automatic.
Consumption: 10.2 litres/100km (2WD, combined average); 10.6L/100km (4WD).
CO2: 237-246g/km (depending on model).
Performance: 0-100kmh in 8.3 seconds (2WD), 8.7 (AWD).