Shortly after the official preview of the all-new Toyota Harrier on Malaysian soil, UMW Toyota (UMWT) has begun deliveries of the grey market favourite premium SUV. As promised, there will be two variants of the Harrier available: Premium and Luxury, price remains as teased, RM238,000 and RM259,900, respectively (OTR without insurance).
“We are encouraged by the response to the introduction of the all-new Toyota Harrier in Malaysia. As the earlier generations were intended only for the Japanese domestic market, we were unable to sell them officially. However, Toyota Motor Corporation has now decided to offer it outside Japan and we are among the first countries to sell it officially,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor, Mr Ravindran K.
|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|
Fully imported from Japan, the Harrier officially distributed by UMWT will come in the latest facelifted guise which means you get an updated front grille with the iconic Hawk emblem. As standard, all Harrier comes with automatic bi-LED headlamps with sequential turn signals, 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.
To recap, the entry level Harrier Premium comes furnished in leather and Ultrasuede upholstery, eight-way powered driver seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is adapted to the Malaysian market, Optitron instrument dials with Multi-Information Display, smart entry and start, electronic parking brake with auto hold and four-way powered steering column.
The more expensive Luxury-spec adds on Nappa leather upholstery, powered moonroof, memory function for driver seats, four-way powered passenger seat, ventilated front seats, rain-sensing wipers, powered tailgate, electrochromic rear-view mirror, NanoE air-conditioning and illuminated scuff plates.
Under the hood you’ll find an 8AR-FTS 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder – a first for the premium SUV – paired to a six-speed automatic that serves up 228 hp and 350 Nm of torque, the latter peaking from 1,650 rpm. The Harrier is strictly front-wheel driven. The turbocharged Harrier also gets Performance Dampers that reduces body roll and improve straight line and cornering stability as well a Sports Mode button that sharpens the throttle and steering response.
On the safety side, 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, the Harrier range is also the first Toyota model in Malaysia to be equipped with Toyota Safety Sense System (TSSS) that bundles Pre-crash system, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Adaptive High Beam.
All models officially sold through UMWT’s authorised channels comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage warranty and guarantee of genuine parts and aftersales service. Customer can choose from four exterior colours – White Pearl Crystal Shine, Dark Blue Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic and Silver Black Pearl Crystal Shine.