Update - New photos show the Harrier in different colours mounted on a transporter, dispatching to dealerships in Japan. An official announcement is expected anytime now.
June 3, 2017 -
Will go on sale in Japan next month.
The facelifted Toyota Harrier has been spied completely undisguised while shipping on a transporter in Japan, courtesy livedoor Blog.
On the outside, the 2017 Toyota Harrier will feature three-element LED headlamps with slightly different graphics, slightly changed air dam grille with fog lamps housed on the outer ends, restyled front bumper with vertical LED daytime running lights and tweaked tail lamps. The profile isn't visible in the images, but not much can change.
The interior of the Toyota Harrier may get subtle changes with the facelift. The drill of refreshing the upholstery and trim on various elements could apply here too, but on the safety front, Toyota will bring a major upgrade by offering Toyota Safety Sense P standard. Equipped with an in-vehicle camera and front-grille-mounted, millimeter-wave radar, the 2017 Toyota Harrier's advanced safety features should include Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection function, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist function, Automatic High Beams and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
The current Toyota Harrier is powered by the 3ZR-FAE 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 111 kW (151 PS) and 193 Nm of torque and sends power to the front or all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission.
The range includes a hybrid model too, which has the 2AR-FXE 2.5-litre petrol engine that produces 112 kW (152 PS) and 206 Nm of torque working with 2JM (front) and 2FM (rear) electric motors to drive the wheels. The front motor generates 105 kW (143 PS) and 270 Nm of torque, while the rear one supplements with 50 kW (68 PS) and 139 Nm of torque. The hybrid powertrain produces 145 kW (197 PS) in total and is matched to an electric continuously variable transmission.
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With the facelift, Toyota will introduce a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 151 PS and 231 Nm of torque in the Toyota Harrier. The turbocharged petrol model will have a 6-speed manual transmission and a four-wheel drive system for power delivery. Sales of the 2017 Toyota Harrier in Japan will commence in June, Japanese web blogs say.
[Source: livedoor Blog]