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New Toyota Kluger SUV idles on line

Make room: The Toyota Kluger with option. Source: Weekly Now

AUSTRALIANS are about to have a new SUV on their shopping lists.

The Toyota Kluger is due in Australian in March, just three after going on sale in America.



Price: From

Road test: JOSHUA

Pricing for the new line-up is yet to be confirmed but tipped to remain the same as the model, which ranges $40,000 to $65,000.

More than 100,000 Klugers are already on Australian but the former king of the large wagons slipped to fourth in the category last year, in the sales race by the Ford Holden Captiva7 and Jeep Cherokee.

The Kluger is the first sold in Australia to be built in the US of Japan — the new model from Indiana.

VALUE: to measure this when we yet know the price.

But we do know the entry price probably creep up a little because the new will be a seven-seat-only proposition.

The current five-seater starts at and the seven-seat versions are about for front-wheel-drive and $44,990 for AWD This the Toyota Kluger at the expensive end of the

A seven-seat Ford Territory can be had for than $40,000 drive-away special promotions, and the Holden occasionally has dipped below drive-away.

TECHNOLOGY: Top-end of the new Kluger have a function broadcasts the voice of the driver to the speakers.

It means mum or dad can keep eyes on the road because don’t have to turn head to project their to the second- and third-row seats.

As before, a rear camera is across the Kluger range but the is larger and every model rear parking sensors as

Top-end models also get alert (a camera checks driving within your and there are beeps if you’re out of line) and radar cruise which maintains a safe gap to the car

Toyota Kluger

DESIGN: If you think it looks a truck, that’s because it was in Toyota’s California studios, in the where big is usually better.

The is it will be slightly harder to than the previous model you need to find a bigger

Inside, the cabin has taken on a up-market appearance.

There are storage pockets and cubbies, a massive 24.5-litre centre which can easily accommodate The centre section of the second-row can slide forward (independently of the on the other side) for better access.

SAFETY: Seven stability control and (most a five-star safety rating. The US has stringent crash test than Australia, in particular for rollover protection.

Of course, we know for sure until does gives its blessings, but is a pretty safe bet.

DRIVING: Presumably Toyota has sound deadening and made other refinements to cut noise the engine, tyres — and the as the box-shaped two-tonne wagon through the air.

The 3.5-litre V6 over but is a fraction more thanks to the fitment of a six-speed rather than the five-speed.

is yet to publish fuel economy for the new model in Australia.

VERDICT: A big on the current Kluger but we reserve judgment until we know the

As good as the new model is, Toyota to sharpen the pencil to bring the back to rivals outselling it.

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