Toyota Harrier previewed in Malaysia, 2.0L turbo, 2 variants, from RM238k!


Following the launch of Toyota Vellfire and Alphard, UMW Toyota (UMWT) has introduced yet another grey market favourite, the Toyota Harrier. Not only that, UMWT has brought in the facelifted turbocharged variant that was just unveiled in Japan earlier in the year!

There will be two variants of the Harrier Turbo available: Premium and Luxury, both priced at RM238,000 and RM259,900, respectively (OTR without insurance). Just about the same asking price of a parallel importer. Feeling compelled yet?

 

QUICK FACTS

NameToyota Harrier 2.0T PremiumToyota Harrier 2.0T Luxury
Engine1,998cc; 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged VVT-Iw
Transmission6-speed automatic with Super ECT
Max Power228 hp @ 5,200 – 5,600 rpm
Max Torque350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm
Price (OTR without insurance)RM238,000RM259,900

EXTERIOR

Both variants of the Harrier are of the facelift model and are identically spec-ed. As standard, both the Premium and Luxury get automatic bi-LED headlamps sequential turn signal and LED daytime running lights, LED cornering lights, LED rear combination lights, fog lamps, chrome side trim and 18-inch alloys wrapped in 235/55 profile tyres.

The only tell-tale sign that this is the most powerful Harrier is the subtle Turbo badge at the tailgate. Thanks to the facelift exercise, the Harrier has been updated with a new front grille with the iconic Hawk emblem and new alloy wheel design.

INTERIOR

Inside, both variants are draped with luxury items as expected for a Harrier nameplate. The Harrier Premium comes standard with leather upholstery, eight-way powered driver seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, smart entry and start system, electronic parking brake with auto hold and four-way powered steering column.

Stepping up to the Luxury-spec and you get upgraded to Nappa leather upholstery, powered moonroof, eight-way powered driver’s seat with memory function, four-way powered passenger front seat, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, electrochromic rear-view mirror, NanoE air-conditioning and illuminated scuff plates.

PERFORMANCE

Motivation comes from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission pushing out 228 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels. The turbocharged Harrier also gets Performance Dampers that reduces body roll and improve straight line and cornering stability. It also gets a Sports Mode button that sharpens the throttle and steering response.

SAFETY

As standard, both variants are equipped with seven-airbags, ABS with BA, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), hill-start assist control (HAC), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) as well as front and rear parking sensors. Besides that, Malaysians will also enjoy Toyota Safety Sense System (TSSS) on both Harriers – Pre-crash system, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Adaptive High Beam.

WHAT ELSE?

As with all vehicles sold by UMWT, the Toyota Harrier comes with a 5-Years unlimited warranty package and guarantee of parts and aftersales service. Order books for the Harrier are now open and deliveries are scheduled for early-2018.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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