Fresh from being previewed in Setia City last weekend, the Toyota C-HR has now been spotted on the road in Malaysia. Reader Amirul saw the B-segment crossover leaving the Road Transport Department (JPJ) office in Putrajaya, hinting that the car could be undergoing type approval over here.

Before you make any inferences on the local spec, it should be pointed out that this is likely the exact car seen in the preview – a silver Australian-spec entry-level model with smaller 17-inch wheels and halogen headlights rather than the range-topping Kobe’s full-LED units.

That car also comes with a 114 hp/185 Nm 1.2 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a CVT, whereas our cars will likely be powered by a larger 150 hp/193 Nm 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated mill, also connected to a CVT. Front-wheel drive should be standard over here.

There’s no indication of pricing or a launch window as yet, but expect the C-HR to only arrive here either at the end of the year or early next year.

GALLERY: Toyota C-HR previewed in Malaysia