UMW Toyota has announced today that it will be launching at least two new models later this year – the Supra and the Yaris.
As reported by Carlist.my last year, a limited number of units of the all-new A90 generation Toyota Supra have been earmarked for Malaysia. Prices have yet to be confirmed but as you can imagine, don’t expect it to be cheap.
Globally, the Supra is available with two engine options, both turbocharged BMW units – a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder and a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder. Sources familiar with the matter have indicated that only the 3.0-litre version will be offered for Malaysia.
Considering that Malaysia’s import duty structure is based on engine capacity, it’s fair to say the all-new Supra will be at least on par or more expensive than a 2.0-litre Porsche 718 Cayman.
For reference, a similar engine capacity BMW M4 retails upwards of RM772,800.
At the opposite end of the price scale, Toyota has also confirmed that the all-new Yaris will be launched here very soon. This is not surprising, considering that spyshots of the Yaris have surfaced in November last year.
The Yaris is a hatchback version of the familiar Vios sedan. Mechanically identical, the Yaris will be powered by the same 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine paired to a CVT-type automatic. Our local Yaris will most likely be different from the Thailand market Yaris, which uses a smaller 1.2-litre engine to comply to Thai EcoCar regulations for tax incentives.
Like the Vios, the all-new Yaris will be assembled at the Assembly Services Sdn. Bhd. plant in Bukit Raja, Klang.