UMW Toyota Motor has announced the first units of the Toyota Harrier are now being delivered to customers, just a few months after the SUV was first previewed in November last year. The Harrier is available in two variants here – 2.0T Premium at RM238,000 and 2.0T Luxury at RM259,900 (on-the-road prices without insurance).

“We are encouraged by the response to the introduction of the all-new Toyota Harrier in Malaysia. As the earlier generations were intended only for the Japanese domestic market, we were unable to sell them officially. However, Toyota Motor Corporation has now decided to offer it outside Japan and we are among the first countries to sell it officially,” said Ravindran Kurusamy, president of UMW Toyota Motor.

Both Harrier variants are equipped with an 8AR-FTS 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 231 PS and 350 Nm of torque – all sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. Toyota claims fuel consumption of 13 km per litre on the Japanese JC08 cycle, and there are also “performance” dampers to reduce roll and improve high-speed stability.

Local variants get plenty of kit, with available equipment including triple-projector LED headlights with sequential indicators, LED fog lamps, 18-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with a five-spoke turbine design, Nappa leather upholstery, a height-adjustable powered tailgate, panoramic sunroof and ventilated, power-adjustable front seats with memory function.

On the safety side of things, there are seven airbags, VSC as well as the Toyota Safety Sense suite of systems, including Pre-Collision System (autonomous emergency braking), active cruise control and auto high beam. For more information and detailed specifications of the Toyota Harrier, head on over to