At first glance, the new 2014 Toyota Harrier may look like a Lexus RX in drag – and well, it is – but it is not a new version of the RX for non-straight men. What it is, is an RX with more Japanese falvour. It is, as you can probably tell, is limited to the Japanese Domestic Market.
Compared to the Lexus RX we get elsewhere in the world, the 2014 Toyota Harrier features different bumpers with larger air intakes, new head and taillights that are slimmer and darker, bespoke grille and badging and a roof spoiler.
The interior too is different, trading the Rx’s fancy dashboard for a more conventional Toyota layout with more conventional trims. It does look pretty nice though inside, especially with those leather seats and the wood work.
The badge on this car says it is powered by a Hybrid Synergy System, which must mean it has the same system as the Lexus RX 450h, with a V6 petrol engine, two electric motors, and 300 horsepower. Whether or not the performance of the Toyota version is different, they have not revealed yet.