Turbo Four Kluger
Turbo Four Kluger

Arriving in Australia in the first quarter of 2023, Toyota will offer a new powertrain for the Kluger in the way of a new 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The new four-cylinder engine will introduce an efficient and more responsive powertrain for the SUV. The 2.4-litre engine employs a range of sophisticated technologies, including a newly developed turbocharger, optimised fuel injection system and long stroke to deliver high output.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the new turbocharged engine will provide an engaging driving experience for customers.

“With superb torque and response, we expect the addition of this strong new engine will make the popular Kluger family SUV an even more enticing prospect for buyers,” Mr Hanley said.

The new 2.4-litre engine will produce approximately 198kW of power and 420Nm of torque, replacing the well-regarded 3.5-litre petrol V6 powertrain in the Kluger line-up with a significant increase in torque.

The new engine will come with a choice of front- and all-wheel drive, with power to be channelled through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The new powertrain will be available across the range in GX, GXL and Grande guise, and will be offered alongside the Hybrid AWD grades.

Along with the new powertrain, the Kluger family SUV range will gain a number of range-wide updates, offering customers increased safety and convenience.

All Kluger variants will be offered with Toyota Connected Services, enabled through an in-built data communication module (DCM) that can offer valuable safety features including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency call and stolen vehicle tracking.

A 7.0-inch colour multi-information display replaces the 4.2-inch display on GX, while GXL and up moves from an 8.0-inch multimedia display to an expansive 12.3-inch touchscreen.

More details will be confirmed closer to the upgraded Kluger’s arrival in the first quarter of 2023.

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