UMW Toyota Motor, the official distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia, has announced on its Facebook page that the company will be launching a new SUV this Thursday 9 November.
The single teaser image released by the company says Get Ready, accompanied by a silhouette of an SUV.
One can just about make out the outline of a long front, sharp front overhang – signature design details of the all-new Toyota Harrier.
Late yesterday, we’ve posted leaflets of the all-new Toyota Harrier, leaked ahead of the model’s launch at the upcoming 2017 MAI Malaysia Autoshow.
As mentioned in our earlier post, this all-new Harrier is, unlike earlier generation models, unrelated to the Lexus RX. Instead, the all-new RX shares the same underpinnings as the entry Lexus NX, sharing the same 2,660 mm wheelbase.
It also uses the same 2.0-litre direct injected turbocharged engine from NX 200t, producing the same 231 PS of power and 350 Nm of torque.
No information on the transmission is mentioned but in Japan, the Harrier Turbo, as this particular variant is called, uses a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission, available either as a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Assuming the same 20 percent price gap between a base model Japanese market Harrier Turbo and a base model Lexus NX 200t, we expect the Malaysian market Harrier to be priced within the range of RM250,000.