Following the success of the Alphard and Vellfire in recovering lost ground from grey importers, UMW Toyota Motor hopes to repeat the same formula with the Harrier – by offering 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty, English language infotainment controls and owner’s manual (recond models have Japanese language controls), support from Toyota’s after-sales network covering not just maintenance and repairs but also recalls.
This all-new Toyota Harrier is quite a departure from its predecessors. It’s no longer related to the Lexus RX but instead shares the same platform as the smaller Lexus NX. UMW Toyota Motor’s Harrier uses a more powerful 2.0-litre direct injected twin scroll turbine turbocharged four-cylinder petrol that produces 231 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque. Both grey imported and officially imported Harriers are equipped with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.