Effective 1st of June 2018, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is to be set at 0% and we suspect it’ll make the Toyota C-HR an even more attractive prospect from now.

If you haven’t already seen, here’s Adrian’s first impression on the new Toyota C-HR.

By not paying the extra 6%, the asking price for the C-HR has now dropped to RM 137,300 (without Insurance); a full RM 8,000 cheaper than before at RM 145,500 – a figure most thought were a little “out of reach”, to say the least. 

Sedans Current Price Without GST
Vios
1.5J M/T 74,980 70,752
1.5J A/T 77,980 73,582
1.5E A/T 81,980 77,356
1.5G A/T 87,980 83,016
1.5GX A/T 90,980 85,847
1.5S A/T 93,980 88,677
Corolla
Corolla Altis 1.8E 117,400 110,790
Corolla Altis 1.8G 120,300 113,526
Corolla Altis 2.0V 134,900 127,305
Camry
Camry 2.0G X AT 155,400 146,645
Camry HV 2.5 LUXURY AT 169,900 160,352

That said, it’s still not as competitively priced as the 2017 CBU Mazda CX-3 with G-Vectoring Control (RM 131 k) and the Japanese-import factor of the CX-3 still has the edge in terms of appeal to most buyers, against the C-HR from Thailand.

MPV Current Price Without GST
Avanza
Avanza 1.3E MT 70,200 66,242
Avanza 1.5E AT 76,600 72,281
Avanza 1.5X AT 82,700 78,035
Avanza 1.5G AT 79,200 74,733
Avanza 1.5S AT 81,500 76,903
Sienta
Sienta 1.5V A/T 97,000 91,528
Innova
Innova 2.0E M/T 107,800 101,739
Innova 2.0E A/T 115,800 109,287
Innova 2.0G A/T 123,800 116,834
Innova 2.0X A/T 132,800 125,324
Vellfire & Alphard
Vellfire 2.5 350,800 331,010
Alphard 3.5 429,800 405,626
Alphard 3.5 Executive Lounge 540,800 510,343

As for the SUVs, the 2.0-litre Harrier Turbo “Luxury” we reviewed recently is now priced at RM 245,233 instead of the RM 259,900; nearly RM 15,000 cheaper from when we had it – wonder what that will do to the waiting list/duration for the car.

SUV & 4×4 Current Price Without GST
Fortuner
Fortuner 2.4 AT 4×4 169,800 160,251
Fortuner 2.4 VRZ AT 4×2 185,800 175,346
Fortuner 2.4 VRZ AT 4×4 195,800 184,779
Fortuner 2.7 SRZ AT 4×4 181,800 171,594
Hilux
Hilux S/CAB 2.4 MT 4×4 87,200 82,327
Hilux D/CAB 2.4 STD MT 4×4 96,900 91,478
Hilux D/CAB 2.4G MT 4×4 106,700 100,723
Hilux D/CAB 2.4G AT 4×4 116,300 109,779
Hilux D/CAB 2.4 L-Edition AT 4×4 119,300 112,610
Hilux D/CAB 2.8G AT 4×4 130,900 123,581
Hilux D/CAB 2.8 L-Edition AT 4×4 133,900 126,411
Harrier
Harrier 2.0T Premium 238,000 224,573
Harrier 2.0T Luxury 259,900 245,233
C-HR
C-HR 1.8L A/T 145,500 137,300

President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, Mr. Ravindran, has assured all its customers that any relief and benefit from the new tax structure will be fully passed on to its customers and any price revision will be considered in the best interest of its customers.

Further information on the reduced On-The-Road prices of Toyota vehicles can be obtained through the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682) or by visiting any authorised Toyota sales outlet.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.