In Japan, Toyota will sell the Venza 2021 under the name Harrier – same sheet, different name – and there the company offers more sporty spare parts for the elegant crossover. Although most upgrades change the appearance of the model, there are also a few functional parts; however, do not expect an increase in performance. These are slight improvements that add a little spice to the new offer.
Visual upgrades are minimized, but they improve the look of the crossover. There is an aerodynamic kit available that combines a front spoiler, side skirts, a rear bumper spoiler and a four-outlet muffler into one convenient package. Other available exterior upgrades include a spoiler between the tailgate glass and the taillights, a body strip and front bumper trim. The functional improvement is the GR performance damper which improves driving comfort and handling.
After a six-year hiatus, the Venza returns to the United States – the wagon-shaped crossover bowed after the 2015 model year. The 2021 model looks premium in comparison – and it also has a powertrain premium hybrid. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine couples to three electric motors to produce 219 horsepower (163 kilowatts). According to the automaker, power is transmitted to all four wheels through a continuously variable transmission that should help the family vehicle achieve a combined fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon.
Surprisingly, this is not the first batch of spare parts for the new Venza. Artisan Spirits unveiled its visual improvements for the crossover at the end of last month, which embellishes the front and rear bumpers while adding definition to the hood. The Venza is Toyota’s latest hybrid, joining the RAV4 and Highlander hybrid models with prices expected to start somewhere in between – around $ 35,000. The Toyota Venza 2021 will arrive at dealerships later this summer.