2023 Toyota GR Supra launched in Malaysia – six-speed manual and 8AT 3.0L versions, RM645k-655k

2023 Toyota GR Supra launched in Malaysia – six-speed manual and 8AT 3.0L versions, RM645k-655k

It has been a busy day for UMW Toyota Motor. Besides launching the Toyota GR Corolla, GR86, Corolla Cross GR Sport and Hilux GR Sport, the company also introduced the 2023 GR Supra to make it a full hand of debuts at Sepang this evening.

As previously intimated, the 2023 model year GR Supra introduces the highly-anticipated six-speed manual transmission model – which was unveiled last year – in the country, and the continued availability of the eight-speed auto version means that Malaysian buyers now have two GR Supra variants to choose from.

Both are powered by the familiar B58 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six, which continues to offer 388 PS at 5,800 to 6,500 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm from the 2020 update. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time for the 8AT 3.0L remains at 4.1 seconds, and it’s marginally faster than the manual, which manages the same sprint in 4.4 seconds. Top speed is identical for both auto and manual versions, at 250 km/h.

2023 Toyota GR Supra launched in Malaysia – six-speed manual and 8AT 3.0L versions, RM645k-655k

The manual transmission comes equipped with Toyota’s iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) system that offers selectable automatic rev-matching, as well as a shorter final-drive ratio of 3.46 compared to the eight-speed auto’s 3.15.

As before, standard equipment includes Brembo brakes, an adaptive variable suspension and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, with a change to a newly-designed 19-inch forged alloy wheels the primary external change. The unit is said to be 1.2 kg lighter per wheel than the previous wheel, which helps to reduce unsprung weight.

Likewise, the interior kit remains unchanged, with eight-way power-adjustable seats with driver’s side memory, black leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a head-up display, an 8.8-inch centre touchscreen, a reverse camera and a 12-speaker JBL surround sound system continuing to hold court.

2023 Toyota GR Supra launched in Malaysia – six-speed manual and 8AT 3.0L versions, RM645k-655k

Some slight alterations have been made to the front end of the manual version’s cabin – it gets a revised centre console to accommodate the shift lever – which is crowned with a spherical, 200-gram shift knob with a GR logo – and naturally ditches the steering wheel paddle shifters, but the electronic parking brake has been retained.

No change to the safety and driver assist equipment list. Aside from seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and hill start assist, the 2023 Supra is fitted with a full complement of driver assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition and adaptive high beam.

The only difference between the auto and manual is that the auto comes with adaptive cruise control (with stop and go), while the manual does with normal cruise control.

2023 Toyota GR Supra launched in Malaysia – six-speed manual and 8AT 3.0L versions, RM645k-655k

Six exterior colours are available as standard for the 2023 GR Supra, and Prominence Red, White Metallic, Black Metallic and Lightning Yellow continue from previously, with Dawn Blue Metallic and Volcanic Ash Metallic being new shades. The price list mentions two additional colours, Matte Storm Grey Metallic and Matte Avalanche White Metallic, strongly suggesting that they are additional cost options for both auto and manual variants.

Finally, pricing. The 2023 Toyota GR Supra variants are priced at (on-the-road without insurance):

  • GR Supra 3.0 manual – RM645,000
  • GR Supra 3.0 automatic – RM655,000

While the price of the 2023 model year eight-speed auto is a marked jump from the RM598,987 for the 2022 version, it’s worth remembering that the price was inclusive of the 50% rebate in the sales and service tax (SST) that was in effect until June 30 last year.

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Comments

  • Nurul Izzah on Feb 17, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    My dream car.

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  • When this came out, the Old M2 and M4 were dying, and it was 10% cheaper. Now, with the new M2 and M4 costing about the same, this is obsolete.

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  • Dumb island PN voter on Feb 17, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    Buy in langkawi.. Free tax rm70k only

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 4
  • newme on Feb 18, 2023 at 7:55 am

    One ugly butt

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  • ThePolygon on Feb 18, 2023 at 8:29 am

    I can’t help but compare with the Z4 price.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 1
  • stick on Feb 18, 2023 at 9:59 am

    pls ban these so called “sports cars” on public road, they’re a menace for losers who are weak physically

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 34
  • Fredrick on Feb 18, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    Nice car i would like to get one

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0
  • potato on Feb 18, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    electricparking break on spots car. why?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 2
    • tomahto on Feb 20, 2023 at 9:48 am

      because nowadays sports cars are not for sports. They are for retired uncle and aunties to enjoy their golden days. So we want comfort, and ease of use.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
  • May I know which showroom has an example for viewing ?

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  • Ben Yap on Feb 20, 2023 at 9:14 am

    top speed of 250 kmph is not impressive. it shouldn’t be limited.

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  • Car Review on Feb 20, 2023 at 9:49 am

    The car has poor space. I cannot fit my 3rd and 4th girlfriend inside. How to have orgy?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 3
    • Kamarul Dewi on Feb 20, 2023 at 11:14 am

      you sir, has my upvote.

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    • car review on Feb 20, 2023 at 2:25 pm

      Maybe you should reduce your landwhale weight of yours and your gf’s to fit to have an orgy inside the car.

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