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All-new Toyota Harrier officially launched at Malaysia Autoshow 2017

POSTED BY Nigel Andretti ON 10 November 2017

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), a joint-venture company between UMW Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation, is displaying eight Toyota models at the Malaysia Autoshow 2017, which is currently running at MAEPS (Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang).

The highlight is the all-new Toyota Harrier which will be sold officially in Malaysia from 2018. Two Toyota C-HR vehicles are also on display, another model that will go on sale next year.

The Toyota Harrier is a model that would be familiar to many Malaysians but until recently, the current model was mainly reserved for the Japanese market. Units sold in other countries were mainly imported privately through independent dealers.

However, Toyota has begun offering the third-generation model of 2015 in selected markets through its official distributors such as UMW Toyota Motor.

The Harrier, which will be imported from Japan, is the latest version that features new stylings and upgrades. UMWT’s sales network will offer the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with D-4ST and VVT-iW technology.

Two versions – Harrier 2.0T Luxury and Harrier 2.0T Premium – will be available and will come with Toyota’s advanced Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) Package for enhanced occupant protection and driving safety.

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, a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage. Owners can have peace of mind knowing that their vehicle will be serviced by skilled technicians who have received special training for the Harrier.

The sales launch for the new Harrier will be announced at a later date but with effect from November, all UMWT and it authorised showrooms throughout Malaysia will start accepting orders. The confirmed price for the Harrier starts from RM238,000 (on-the-road, without insurance).

Also on display at Malaysia Autoshow 2017 is the new Toyota Innova 2.0X, Toyota Vios SE and one of the cars used in the Vios Challenge One-Make race series. The second round of the racing series will take place on Nov 25 and 26 at MAEPS, bringing the exciting action to the Klang Valley.

The theme of the Toyota booth is All About the Drive, reflecting Toyota’s goal of moving people, literally and figuratively. The models displayed and made available in Malaysia are the result of understanding customer needs and how best to meet them.

Besides these exciting indoor displays, visitors are able to experience the latest versions of the Toyota Hilux and Toyota Fortuner at the Toyota Off Road area situated not far from the main exhibition area. The superior capabilities of the two vehicles will be demonstrated on the specially prepared course.

The vehicles’ driver assistance systems such as active traction control (A-TRC), hill-start assist control (HAC) and downhill assist control (DAC) will be demonstrated. At the same time, the improved comfort in today’s Toyota pick-ups and SUVs will also be evident on high-speed runs over rough terrain.

The two Toyota C-HR units on display bear the same specifications to the ones that will be sold in Malaysia from 2018.

As for the Innova, the version displayed will be the Innova 2.0X, a new variant which was introduced last month. This is the flagship variant of the Innova range that comes with advanced features. It retains the spacious and flexible cabin space which the model has always been noted for with more crossover styling, in keeping with the latest trends.

Throughout the four days of Malaysia Autoshow 2017, there will be various activities at the Toyota booth 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.

To learn more about Malaysia Autoshow 2017 and the various activities lined up, visit http://www.autoshow.com.my/

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