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After skipping a generation, the Toyota Harrier is set return to the fold. After being present for the first two generations of the type, the arrival of the third-generation AL10 Lexus RX in 2008 saw the equivalent Harrier version being dropped from the Toyota line-up.

Looks like it has indeed been missed, and with that, a new one is coming about. The first images of the new Harrier have been released, popping up on a special page on the automaker’s domestic website. The SUV is scheduled to make its market debut at the end of the year – ahead of that, it should get its premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show in November.

Only the exterior shots are to be had; no details as yet on the vehicle, even though there’s a brief release on it via the website – all that’s said is that the new one continues with familiar design elements such as that tilted C-pillar and that the “strong exterior lines are flowing with a sense of speed” (that’s Google Translate at work, by the way). And that it’ll be sold domestically through Toyopet stores nationwide.

We’ll know more as it gets closer to the TMS. Considering that the RX should be due to go into its fourth-gen cycle sometime next year or so, the timing of the Harrier’s arrival is quite strange. As for that face, you’re either going to love it or hate it. What do you think of the 2014 Toyota Harrier?