Priced from $44,990 in front-wheel-drive specification and $49,490 in AWD, Toyota says the Kluger Altitude package adds more than $8000 in extra features for a $2300 premium over the KX-R variant on which its based.
The special edition seven-seater scores 19-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, black roof rails and Altitude badging on the outside, while the cabin gains satellite navigation with 3D display, tilt and slide sunroof and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a nine-inch screen and wireless headphones.
The satellite navigation system features SUNA traffic monitoring and speed camera warnings, and is displayed through a 6.1-inch touchscreen that also facilitates Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming, USB and SD card readers, voice recognition and SMS text-to-voice functionality.
The Toyota Kluger Altitude is available in four colours – Ebony, Crystal Pearl, Silver Pearl and Graphite – and features a black fabric interior.
Like all Kluger models, the Altitude teams a 201kW/337Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine with a five-speed automatic transmission, and burns fuel at a rate of 11.0 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.
The Toyota Kluger is the third-highest selling vehicle in Australia’s large SUV segment. With 11,027 sales to the end of October (up 26.5 per cent on 2011), the Kluger trails only its more hardcore off-road sibling, the Toyota Prado (14,496), and the locally manufactured Ford Territory (12,459) in the market.