The Kluger is a crossover offered exclusively for the Australian and Japanese market. It is pretty much the same model as Highlander but still features some unique characteristics, in order to be adapted to those specific markets. Original model came in 2000 and so far, we have seen three generations of it. Current model was released in 2013. If we consider that this model is in production for only two years, it is hard to believe that 2016 Toyota Kluger will come with some bigger modifications. It is expected that this model will come with the pretty much same characteristics as model that came two years ago.
2016 Toyota Kluger specs
We already mentioned that this crossover in less than two years old, so it is hard to expect some changes. Since it is still very fresh, it will come with the pretty much same characteristics as current model. It will ride on the same K-platform. It is used for several other Toyota and Lexus models too. Visual appearance will remain the same. There is only a possibility to see 2016 Kluger with rims, and maybe new color options, but more than that you definitely won’t get. Same thing is expected with interior. New model will come with the same cabin and changes are not expected even when it is about update of infotainment system and similar stuff.
2016 Toyota Kluger engine
The 2016 Toyota Kluger will also come without changes when it is about drivetrain. There will be two petrol and one hybrid variant in offer. Base model will be powered by 2.7 liter engine, which will unfortunately be available only in FWD version. On the other side, 3.5 liter V6 engine that outputs 245 horsepower will be available both in two- and four-wheel configurations. Both engines will use same 6-speed automatic transmission. When it is about hybrid model, 2016 Toyota Kluger will be consisted of 3.5 liter V6 engine and multiple electric motors and battery pack. It will use CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). It will have total output of around 280 horsepower.
2016 Toyota Kluger release date and price
The 2016 Toyota Kluger is expected to come late this year. Price will remain unchanged. It means that base model will go around 30.000, while top models could go up to 44.000 dollars.