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2017 Toyota Kluger pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Kluger range have been announced this week, bringing styling enhancements, an updated powertrain and new active safety features. Kicking off at $43,550 plus on-road costs, the new Kluger's entry point is $1360 higher than before, with the wider range seeing price increases of $1860-$2360 depending on model...

Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Kluger to replace Ford Territory in Victoria Police fleet

Victoria Police will introduce the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Kluger to its SUV fleet to replace the locally-made Ford Territory in March. With Ford's local production ending last October, Victoria's police force evaluated a range of large SUVs and subjected them to a range of tests developed by Monash University's Accident Research Centre (MUARC)...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...

Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...

2014 Toyota Kluger : Pricing and specifications

The third-generation Toyota Kluger range has launched in Australia priced from $40,990. A three-tier range comprising entry-level GX (below), $49,990 GX-L and $63,990 Grande (above) are each available in either front-wheel drive, or for an extra $4000, all-wheel drive. Every new Toyota Kluger utilises a 3...

Toyota Kluger : new-gen here March; passes on diesel, hybrid and eight seats

The third-generation Toyota Kluger will be the first US-built model the brand has offered locally, but that petrol-loving market has ruled diesel power out, while the alternative petrol hybrid has been deemed too expensive for our country. "The main market for this vehicle globally is North America," explained Toyota Australia product public relations manager Stephen Coughlan at the international launch of the new model...

2014 Toyota Kluger goes family friendly with SpongeBob SquarePants

Toyota and Nickelodeon have joined forces to create a unique 2014 Toyota Kluger inspired by children's cartoon favourite SpongeBob SquarePants. The brightly coloured Kluger – called the Highlander in North America – will headline Toyota's promotion of the all-new third-generation SUV as it completes a four-month road trip around the US...

Toyota Kluger Altitude special edition released

The Toyota Kluger Altitude special edition has been released, offering local buyers more than $9000 worth of additional features and technology for a $1300 premium. Based on the seven-seat Toyota Kluger KX-R, the Altitude special edition is priced from $44,490 in front-wheel drive and $48,990 in all-wheel drive. Both are powered by the same 201kW/337Nm 3...

Toyota Kluger: all-new SUV now seats eight, but still lacks diesel

The third-generation Toyota Kluger has been revealed at the 2013 New York auto show ahead of its arrival in Australia in the first half of next year. With an aggressive front end featuring a prominent ‘blade’ running through the headlights into a large trapazoidal grille, and LED daytime running lights flanking the front bumper, Toyota says one of its aims with the new full-sized Toyota Kluger SUV was to dramatically improve its looks...

2014 Toyota Kluger: sharper third-gen SUV teased

The all-new Toyota Kluger will sport sharper, squarer styling when the covers come off at next week's 2013 New York auto show. The single teaser image confirms the third-generation Toyota Kluger – called Highlander in most overseas markets – will feature a broad, chrome-edged grille flanked by thin, horizontal headlights, while contoured bumper and bonnet panels combine for a tougher, more muscular appearance...