The Japanese have a thing for giving their products English names and Toyota makes no exception.
Just check out how the carmaker has decided to call its latest special versions of the Harrier SUV: the Harrier Progress “Style Blueish” and the Harrier Progress “Metal and Leather Package – Style Blueish.” On sale from September 3 throughout Japan, the similar models feature blue accents on the inside as well as unique exterior styling cues.
Starting with the outside, the “Blueish” Harriers feature black-painted 18-inch aluminum wheels with grey accents, smoked headlights, and black protection trim on the lower part of the doors. Customers can choose between two body colors: Black Mica and Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine.
The interior justifies the name of the special edition models thanks to the blue wood trim on the dashboard and door cards, blue seating surfaces, blue gearshift panel, and blue door switch panel. Furthermore, blue stitching can be found pretty much everywhere inside the Lexus RX-based vehicle: the seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, instrument panel, and door cards. Topping it all off is the blue ambient lighting.
The Toyota Harrier Progress “Style Blueish” can be had with either of the engine choices available on the standard model. Those include a 151 PS (149 hp) 2.0-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine paired with a Super CVT-i transmission, a 231 PS (228 hp) 2.0-liter turbo-four linked to a six-speed Super ECT gearbox, and a 152 PS (150 hp) THS II hybrid.
All models are available with two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, except the hybrid which is AWD-only. Prices start from 3,810,240 yen ($34,205) for the Harrier Progress “Style Blueish” and 4,160,160 yen ($37,345) for the Harrier Progress “Metal and Leather Package – Style Blueish.”