Thanks to Japanese tuning house, Wald International.
The Toyota Venza, marketed as the Harrier in Japan, is a five-passenger midsize crossover SUV that competes with cars such as the Ford Edge. Designed to safely and reliably cart around the family, looking good is only a secondary concern, but as we've seen with the Artisan version, this car can look really good with a few tweaks. Who says you can't look good while being practical?
The Venza, which has hints of Jaguar F-Pace in its design now gets a makeover by tuning house Wald International, and the end result is something truly special.
Wald has kept things classy here: you won't find any flared wheel arches and wild JDM spoilers. Instead, you get a tasteful body kit that is designed to accentuate the lines of the Venza. In the front, Wald International has touched the front fascia with a chrome grille and blacked-out lower grille, which looks pretty menacing. Adding to this is a black front spoiler and chrome splitters.
The side profile also looks more sporty, thanks to some restyled side skirts that have been stretched ever so slightly to create a more flowing look. A few small chrome touches bring it all together.
In the rear, Wald rounded things off perfectly with the use of a completely new rear bumper that features Lexus IS F-style quad exhausts. The look is completed with a set of chrome wheels and a slight drop in ride height. The kit reminds us of a similar package it created for the Mercedez-Benz GLE Coupe which looks seriously cool. The kit you see in front of you has been fitted to the Japanese Harrier, which is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine producing 169 horsepower and 153 lb-ft of torque and is also available in AWD guise with a hybrid powertrain producing 219 hp.
Wald International has given no word on the availability of this kit for the American market, but we will probably be able to get our hands on one once the Venza lands here.