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?
|Name||Toyota Harrier 2.0T Premium||Toyota Harrier 2.0T Luxury|
|Engine||1,998cc; 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged VVT-Iw|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic with Super ECT|
|Max Power||228 hp @ 5,200 – 5,600 rpm|
|Max Torque||350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM238,000||RM259,900|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.