Price $40,990+ORC Warranty three-years, 100,000km Safety five-star ANCAP Engine 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol/electric motor – hybrid Power 131kW at 5700rpm (160kW combined) Torque 221Nm at 3600rpm Transmission CVT Drive front-wheel drive Dimensions 4885-4905mm (L); 1840mm (W); 1445mm (H); 2825mm (WB) Boot Space 524 litres Spare Space Saver Fuel Tank 60L (50L hybrid) Thirst 4.2-4.5L/100km.
The message James delivered also shows Toyota’s willingness to include its U.S. operations in cost-cutting efforts during politically sensitive times. President Donald Trump has pressured Toyota and its Japanese carmaking peers to locally produce more of the vehicles they sell in America.
We’ve just returned from the Australian launch event, where we had a crack in all three powertrains (the familiar 2.5-litre petrol is about the only bit of the old car carried over). We can’t be too definitive, but we can say things look positive.
The range-topping SL steps the sporty feel back slightly with smaller 18-inch alloys and conventional suspension settings, but focuses more on luxury with genuine leather trim, a panoramic sunroof (or a normal sunroof in the Hybrid), ambient interior lighting, power adjustable steering column, ventilated front seats with power adjustment, and a 10-inch colour head-up display.