Toyota has released additional photos of the 2014 Harrier which is essentially a Lexus RX with a modified body.

Set to be sold exclusively in Japan, the 2014 Harrier adopts a significantly modified front fascia compared to the RX, packing a pair of appealing darkened headlamps, an Avalon-like large air intake as well as what appears to be a glossy transparent plastic grille. At the back there are stylish slender taillights and a roof-mounted spoiler.

Official details about what powers the Harrier are not known at this moment but we will find out in the near future as the car will allegedly reach dealerships this winter. Since the attached photos show the "Hybrid Synergy Drive" badging, Toyota plans on offering the Harrier at least in an eco-friendly variant which could include V6 3.5-liter engine from the RX 450h working with two electric motors and a Ni-MH battery to provide a combined output of 295 bhp (220 kW). The Lexus version needs 7.8 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run and will do a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).

Gallery: 2014 Toyota Harrier returns in new official pics

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