UMW Toyota will unleash the A90 Toyota Supra in Malaysia this year


Besides announcing the imminent arrival of the Toyota Yaris, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has also revealed that the A90 Toyota GR Supra will be coming to our shores in 2019!

The company is keeping mum about the technical specification and pricing of the new sportscar, but global markets have the option for a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder or a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six.

The four-banger offers two states of tunes – 197 hp/320 Nm or 258 hp/400 Nm while the straight-six unit commands 340 hp and 500 Nm of twist. Regardless of engine choice, you’ll get an 8-speed automatic transmission as standard so is rear-wheel drive. Of course, enthusiasts are hoping for the 3.0-litre straight six Supra to arrive in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, a rear-wheel-drive sports car with a straight-six engine are few and far between with the only alternative being the BMW M2 and Mercedes-AMG SLC 43. If the four-cylinder Supra arrives in Malaysia, it would also be up against the Porsche Cayman – mechanical wise.

Pricing is a big concern here as the German rivals all hover above the RM500,000 mark but can the Japanese sportscar command such a price? We’ll have to wait and see.


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A90 Toyota Supra


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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