UMW Toyota Motor will be displaying the all-new Toyota Harrier at the 2017 Malaysia Autoshow this week (November 9 – 12) which will be held at MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang) outside Kuala Lumpur. It is understood that while the model will be displayed, deliveries will not commence until 2018. However, all authorised Toyota outlets are accepting bookings from today.
The Toyota Harrier is a model familiar to Malaysians but until recently, the model line was mainly for the Japanese domestic market. Vehicles sold in other countries were mainly imported privately through independent dealers, mostly as used units. However, with the third generation which was introduced in 2015, Toyota has begun to offer it in selected markets through its official distributors such as UMW Toyota Motor.
The Harrier which will be imported from Japan and distributed by UMWT is the latest version with new styling and upgraded features that were made since it was launched. This particular variant will only be available through UMWT’s sales network and not private importers.
The variant, which comes in two versions, has a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with D-4ST and VVT-iW technology. Also included is Toyota’s advanced Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Package for enhanced occupant protection and driving safety. Prices start from RM238,000 (excluding insurance) for privately registered vehicles in Peninsular Malaysia.
As with all Toyota models sold in Malaysia by UMWT and its authorised dealers, the Harrier will have nationwide aftersales support including ready parts availability and more importantly, it will have a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.
Besides the Harrier, UMW Toyota Motors will also display two units of the two Toyota C-HR compact SUV which will also go on sale in 2018. These two units have the appearance and specifications of the version that will be offered for sale.
Also on display will be the new Innova 2.0X, Vios SE and one of the cars used in the Vios Challenge One-Make race series which will have its second round on November 25 and 26. The event, part of the Toyota GAZOO Racing (TGR) Racing Festival, will be held at MAEPS as well. Vios Challenge celebrities Shukri Yahaya and Shawn Lee will be also present at the Toyota booth to meet fans.
Besides the indoor displays, visitors can experience the latest versions of the Hilux and Fortuner at the Toyota Off-Road area situated not far from the main exhibition halls. The capabilities of the two models will be demonstrated on the specially prepared course. Driver assistance systems such as Active Traction Control (A-TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) will be shown in action. At the same time, the improved comfort in today’s Toyota pick-ups and SUVs will also be evident on a high-speed run over rough terrain.
Throughout the 4 days of the 2017 Malaysia Autoshow, there will be various activities at the Toyota booth with chances for the public to win exclusive Toyota merchandise and other goodies. Information on financing packages and special offers such as the ‘Toyota RM1,000,000 Bonanza’ will also be available for those who are planning on getting a new Toyota model.