Automotive Toyota Harrier 2021 Model

Published on April 8th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Toyota Harrier 2021 Model Now In Malaysia For RM250K

The 4th generation fully imported Toyota Harrier has been launched in Malaysia.

The Toyota Harrier has been around since 1997 and its popularity in Malaysia has been undeniable. There are still plenty of units running around today. UMW Toyota began officially distributing the 3rd generation Harrier here in late 2017, with deliveries beginning in early 2018. Now, the 4th generation has arrived in Malaysia just one year after its international debut.

Toyota Harrier rear

The new Toyota Harrier is now built on the TNGA platform, specifically TNGA-K, which is reserved for the larger models. It shares this platform with the Toyota RAV4.

It also has the same 2.0L Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine with DOHC and electronically actuated Dual VVT-i. It makes 173hp and 203Nm of torque, is paired to a Direct Shift CVT. Yes, the 2.0L turbo engine is no longer offered. This engine is less powerful than the one it replaces but is also significantly more fuel-efficient.

Compared to the last Harrier, this 4th generation model is 2cm wider and its wheelbase has extended by 3cm. The height has been reduced by 3cm as well.

toyota harrier front

While the exterior retains the silhouette of the previous model, it’s clearly a more premium and dignified looking vehicle. The details have been refined and made more sleek overall. Toyota says the same treatment has been done inside, with more luxurious materials and a more upmarket design. NVH has been greatly improved with the use of sound absorbing glass

toyota harrier rims

There’s only one specification the Harrier 2.0L Luxury for RM249,706.50 (Peninsular Malaysia, OTR pricing without insurance, with 5% SST discount).

Toyota harrier interior

Here’s what equipment you can expect:

  • Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)
  • 18″ alloy wheels
  • Bi-LED headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Twin exhaust pipes with oval baffle design
  • Fixed panoramic sunroof with electro-chromatic glass (one-touch dimmable)
  • Digital Display rear view mirror
  • Leather seats
  • 12-way power adjustable driver seat
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Dual Zone Auto A/C system with nanoe X Technology
  • Power tailgate with handsfree operation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Ready 8″ infotainment system

Here are the colour choices available:

  • Steel Blonde Metallic
  • Slate Grey Metallic
  • Precious Black
  • Dark Blue Metallic
  • White Pearl Crystal Shine

As with all UMW Toyota models, the Harrier comes with a 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.

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Reaffirming its position as one of the all-time popular, reputable and highly-sought after vehicles in Malaysia, the fourth generation all-new Toyota Harrier is launched today, establishing a new benchmark in the mid-sized urban SUV segment by redefining elegance in simplicity!

A long and well established position in Malaysia, for Malaysians

Having captured the essence of a premium urban SUV since it was first introduced in 1997, the Harrier has risen to become a household name in Malaysia, recognized for its discerning styling and sterling reliability. This has made it a clear choice for families to businessmen and dignitaries alike.

The fourth generation Harrier launched in Japan in June last year sets out to reinterpret the parameters of premium.

Toyota Harrier 2021 Model_side view

Available from UMW Toyota Motor, Malaysia is only one of two countries where the new Harrier is sold officially with full warranty and after sales support. The Harrier comes with a full factory five-year unlimited mileage warranty for absolute peace of mind with comprehensive after-sales support at all authorized Toyota service centres nationwide with ready availability of genuine parts.

A benchmark for premium SUVs that excites and caters for all walks of life, inside out!

Fans will be pleased with its more chiselled front end, side profiles that are an equivalent of being athletically-well toned, and a sloping rear end that presents an all-new Harrier that sports a fluent and discerning coupe styling.

Larger than its predecessor, and with a lower and more pronounced stance, the all-new Harrier fashions an even more dynamic and expressive exterior silhouette as Toyota designers envisions the concept of Dignified Elegance.

The concept of Dignified Elegance extends throughout the interior not only in terms of styling but with the use of high-quality materials and finish, to define both individuality and the Harrier’s status of a premium crossover SUV.

One area that Toyota engineers paid special attention to for example was to further reduce Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) to new levels, including the use of highly-efficient sound-absorbing windows, resulting in an amazingly quiet cabin space expected of a luxury vehicle and allowing every journey to be a premium experience.

Toyota Harrier 2021 Model

Stunning looks, safety & security assured, packed with features, driven to excite

The all-new Harrier is powered by Toyota’s latest Dynamic Force (M20A-FKS) 2-litre 4-clinder DOHC engine with Dual VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) that operates electronically for quicker response. It is the most advanced version of the system developed by Toyota engineers since it was introduced 30 years ago.

A Direct Shift Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sequential Shiftmatic, allows the seamless shifting of gears, providing three unique driving experiences – ECO, Normal and Sport for more spirited driving.

Optimized front and rear suspension geometry meanwhile, complements the Harrier’s rigid structure making it very well-balanced, reassuring, predictable, yet still capable of demonstrating grace.

Built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-K platform, the Harrier is engineered with a highly rigid body structure with a lower center of gravity in pursuit of ride comfort, agility and greater vehicle driving performance. The all-new Harrier has a width and wheelbase that is up by 20 mm and 30 mm respectively, while the height has been reduced by 30 mm. The vehicle is perched on 18 inch alloys giving it the prowess of a sedan and the versatility of an SUV.

Features have been stepped up in the all-new Harrier which not only boasts an extensive suite of safety and security equipment via Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technologies, but new levels of intuitiveness, convenience and comfort by way of successfully fusing technology with styling.

The Harrier’s more pronounced front end is defined by new Bi-LED headlamps with long slits that give it a sharp yet wide impression. Its L-shaped Daytime Running Lights provide a strong and distinctive visual signature apart from enhancing daytime visibility. The rear, has a clean and intuitive design, defined only by a thin strip of LED tail lamps, twin exhaust pipes with oval baffle designs for a sportier appearance.

The Harrier’s signature Fixed Panoramic Sunroof is equipped with electro-chromatic glass, that can be dimmed or darkened at the touch of a button. The Harrier also introduces a Digital Display Rear View Mirror, displaying live images from a wide-angled high-definition camera giving the driver greater night-driving clarity and eliminating glare from oncoming headlights.

Premium is further defined by all-round leather seats, a 12-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat; a steering column that automatically rises out of the way when getting in and out of the vehicle; a vehicle Head-Up Display (HUD); wireless charging pad; Automatic Dual-Zone Air Conditioning system with nanoeTMX technology; front and rear USB ports for convenience; a Kick Sensor Power Back Door; and advanced infotainment in the form of an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Ready 8-inch capacitive touch screen.

Own one today!

Fully imported from Toyota’s Takaoka factory in Japan, the 2.0 Luxury Grade Harrier offers customers a choice of five elegant colours: Steel Blonde Metallic; Slate Grey Metallic; Precious Black; Dark Blue Metallic; and the signature White Pearl Crystal Shine.

The Harrier is priced at RM249,706.50, excluding road tax and insurance.

Customers are invited to view the all-new Harrier at the nearest authorized Toyota showroom. UMWT is also offering a Toyota FlexiPlan, where customers can enjoy Interest-Saving financing packages exclusively from Toyota Capital Services for the new Harrier and all Toyota Models. To located the nearest showroom and for more information on the al-new Harrier, visit or call the Toyota Freephone at 1800-8-TOYOTA (869682).

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