The Toyota C-HR public preview has now begun in Malaysia, with the highly-anticipated model making its first stop at the Toyota showroom in Section 19, Petaling Jaya. For your viewing pleasure, we now bring you a full gallery of the compact crossover.

Firstly, a disclaimer: the car you see here is the same show car that was presented to us earlier in May this year, which was brought in from Australia. As a result, the specifications here do not fully represent the local-spec version we will get, but it will be close to it.

Where a 1.8 litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine will power the Malaysian-spec C-HR, under the bonnet of this show car is an 8NR-FTS 1.2 litre turbocharged four-pot (115 PS/185 Nm) instead. Both mills are paired with a CVT that sends drive to the front wheels.

The car you see here also comes with the Toyota Safety Sense suite that includes systems such as Pre-Collision Safety, Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning and Automatic High Beam.

As for the rest of the equipment, there’s 4.2-inch multi-info display within the instrument cluster, halogen projector headlights with LED DRLs, dual-zone automatic air-con, 17-inch alloy wheels and fabric seats. Once again, these specifications may or may not make it to C-HR that Malaysians will get, so keep that in mind.

Aside from the engine and transmission, UMW Toyota revealed the local-spec C-HR will receive follow-me-home headlights, puddle lights, UMW Toyota head unit and rear cross traffic alert (also found on the Australian-spec car together with a blind spot monitor).

You’ll also notice the cabin’s diamond theme, with the motif seen on the door cards, headliner, buttons and door sills. Our man on the scene, Hafriz Shah, also pointed out there are soft-touch plastics on the top of the dashboard, which is “quite impressive” and “above the class average,” as he puts it.

Of course, the most important question on everyone’s mind is, “how much will it cost?” We don’t have the exact answer to that yet.

If you want to check out the C-HR, the car will be on display at the Toyota showroom in Section 19, Petaling Jaya from now until August 8. The next stop for the C-HR tour is Batu Kawan Stadium, Penang, in conjunction with the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival from August 12-13.

Shortly after, it will be on display at the Toyota Subang Jaya showroom (August 16-22), Mid Valley Megamall (August 23-27), Sunway Pyramid (September 4-10) and other locations around Peninsular Malaysia.

What do you think of the Toyota C-HR? Would you prefer it to the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3? Let us know in the comments below, and for those interested, do proceed to the C-HR ROI page, here.