That was quick! After teasing the internet landscape on Monday, UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) today officially launched the all-new fourth generation Toyota Harrier, fully-imported from Japan and in just one variant, the 2.0 Luxury.
Priced at RM249,706.50 on-the-road, without insurance and inclusive of the 50% sales tax exemption that is set to expire on June 30th and expect the price to move upwards from July 1st.
The all-new Toyota Harrier gains a longer wheelbase measuring 2.69 metres, up 30 mm compared to its predecessor. Presence on the road is also strengthened through a wider (increase by 20 mm) and lower stance (overall height decrease by 30 mm). For fans of panoramic glass roofs, the new Harrier boast a large fixed glass panel for its roof, extending to the rear passengers.
Upfront, full LED lighting are featured, with the slim headlamps being projector-type Bi-LED units inserted with L-shaped DRLs. The rear mirrors the thin lighting theme, with Toyota emphasising the light from a thin, sharp line of taillamps and brake lamps gives it an overwhelming sense of presence.
Other exterior highlights on the new Toyota Harrier include:
- 18-inch rims, 225/60R18 tyres
- Hands-free powered tailgate with feet-activated motion sensor
- Welcome light
- Dual exhaust outlets
The new Toyota Harrier 2.0L is available in five colours- Steel Blonde Metallic, Slate Grey Metallic, Dark Blue Metallic, White Pearl Crystal Shine and Precious Black. The special white and black paintwork requires buyers to top up an additional RM800.
Unlike our neighbour across the Causeway that has a line-up of petrol-only and hybrid powertrain options, UMWT is only focusing on the 2.0L variant, the same powertrain found in the now-discontinued Toyota RAV4 2.0L.
- Engine: 2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated, Dynamic Force engine, VVT-iE
- Transmission: Direct-shift CVT with sequential mode
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
- Max horsepower: 173 hp @ 6,600 RPM
- Max torque: 203 Nm @ 4,400 – 4,900 RPM
- 0 to 100 km/h: 9.7 seconds
- Fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km
The all-new Toyota Harrier is built on the same TNGA-K platform as the Toyota Camry and RAV4 with an increase in bodyshell stiffness, lower overall height and rear trailing wishbone suspension for better stability and comfort.
Inside, the new Toyota Harrier comes with plenty of luxurious features, as well as craftsmanship. The driver with presented with driving information through a seven-inch TFT multi-information display while an eight-inch touchscreen provides infotainment features.
The panoramic glass roof is expansive as it is impressive, with the usage of electro-chromatic glass, which can be dimmed or darkened at the touch of a button. The dimming of the glass raises a feeling of quality as soft light penetrates the cabin, as if through traditional paper windows.
The lower console is given extra attention by the designers, as they wanted the section to have the impression of a horse’s saddle.
One area that Toyota engineers paid special attention to was to further reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to new levels, including the use of highly efficient sound-absorbing windows, resulting in an amazingly quiet cabin space expected of a luxury vehicle.
Among the notable interior equipment in the new Toyota Harrier are:
- Head-up display
- 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
- 4-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat
- Ventilated front seats (heating and cooling)
- Power-adjustable tilt and telescopic steering column
- Driver’s seat and steering column position memory function
- Reclining rear seats
- Digital rear-view mirror
- Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning with Nanoe-X air purifier
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
- Ambient lighting
Being the latest model in the local Toyota line-up, the new Harrier 2.0L comes loaded with plenty of advanced safety features. Notable items include:
- Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 – Pre Collision Braking, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Tracing Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (all speeds) and Automatic High Beam
- Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic with Auto Brake
- Intelligent Clearance Sonar with parking support braking
- Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold
- Seven airbags
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with individual readouts
- Reverse camera
UMWT is also including a year’s subscription for the Vehicle Telematics System service (VTS) in the new Harrier, together with a front and rear driving video recorder (DVR) system and premium security and solar window tinting film in its RM249,706.50 price tag.