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Published on August 27th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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Toyota GR Supra Updated In Malaysia With Apple CarPlay

UMW Toyota gives the Toyota GR Supra its second update in Malaysia.

It has been about 2 years since the A90 Toyota Supra was launched in Malaysia. In that time, UMW have already given it one performance update and now it’s getting another update to its in-car infotainment system.

It may be a minor upgrade on paper, but owners will appreciate the new set-up. It still features the same 8.8″ infotainment display and 12-speaker JBL Hi-Fi Surround Sound System. However, this time around, it supports Apple CarPlay through a wired connection. Before this, connectivity to the phone had to be done via Bluetooth only.

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That’s it. The rest of the Supra is the same as before. Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

The best just got trendier! Built to be experienced not only for its thoroughbred performance, the newly improved Toyota GR Supra inherits refinements and upgrades for greater convenience and to keep the digitally savvy sports car enthusiasts indulged in even greater driving enjoyment and connectivity.

Available in the 3.0-liter variant of the improved Toyota GR Supra, the introduction of Apple CarPlay
(wired) is certain to keep Apple mobile users connected and entertained throughout their journey, and complements the earlier generation 8.8-inch touchscreen display with touch pad remote, built-in navigation, USB and Bluetooth already built into the car. The GR Supra is also equipped with a 12-speaker JBL HiFi Surround Sound System for uncompromised sound quality.

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The new enhancement is the second update to have been executed on the GR Supra following a performance upgrade that was introduced in July 2020. The performance upgrade centered on the turbocharged inline-six engine which now delivers 285 kW (388 PS) of power at between 5,800 and 6,500 rpm, representing a 14% increase. Maximum torque remains at 500 Nm, but peaks through a slightly wider range of between 1,800 rpm and 5,000
rpm instead of 1,600 rpm to 4,500 rpm. Toyota engineers had also increased power output by tuning
and adding a new dual-branch exhaust manifold with 6 ports (instead of two), which improves heat
management. A new piston design meanwhile, reduced the engine’s compression ratio from 11:1 to
10.2:1.

These improvements allow the GR Supra which is equipped with the standard 8-speed automatic transmission to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, a clear 2/10ths of a second quicker, from its previous 4.3 seconds.
The GR Supra’s chassis was further tuned with the addition of a Performance Rod to increase lateral rigidity and greater cornering stability.

“The design and engineering parameters of the GR Supra from the onset placed great importance on performance, driving superiority and styling, elements that defined not only the heritage of the Supra but also represent the very the foundation of Gazoo Racing (GR). Having said this, GR models are built to continually evolve, not only enhancing on these three key parameters, but to also incorporate Connected Mobility and intelligent driving systems as these new advancements become available and can further enhance our customers’ overall driving and ownership experience,” said Gazoo Racing Malaysia Chief Motorsport Officer Akio Takeyama

Safety remains a priority for Toyota, and even more important with models like the GR Supra which is capable of very high performance. Safety technologies built into the GR Supra enable drivers to take the car safely to its limits. These technologies include a variety of active systems which work together to assist the driver when necessary. That includes Forward Collision Warning; Lane Departure Alert; Adaptive Cruise Control (All-Speed); Adaptive High Beam System; and Road Sign Assist.

Other features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Brake Assist (BA); Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) & Traction Control (TRC); Hill-start Assist Control (HAC); Emergency Stop Signal (ESS); Blind Spot Monitor (BSM); Rear Cross Traffic Alert; front and rear Parking Sensors; Reverse Camera; and Rear End Collision Warning.

The GR Supra is available in seven distinct colours: White Metallic, Silver Metallic, Ice Grey Metallic, Black Metallic, Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow and Matte Storme Grey Metallic. Priced from RM589,987 (with 50% sales tax exemption until 31 Dec 2021 and without insurance) the enhanced GR Supra is now available for booking from selected authorized Toyota GR Garage showrooms nationwide. For further information, customers can visit Toyota.com.my or call the Toyota free phone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682).


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