The all-new 2021 Toyota Harrier is one of the most hotly-anticipated cars to be launched in Malaysia this year. However, due to the premium SUV’s overwhelming success in Japan, there could be some delay in its arrival here.
Meanwhile, the Harrier is also expected to be launch in Singapore in 2021 but its debut there might be unaffected by the delay.
According to CarBuyer Singapore, Toyota is expected to launch the Yaris Cross and the Harrier in Singapore in the first half of 2021. We’ve covered the Yaris Cross here but the automotive site has also revealed that the Harrier will be sold in Singapore in both petrol and hybrid variants.
The petrol-powered Harrier is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre Dynamic Force engine which produces 171 PS and 207 Nm. Meanwhile, the Harrier Hybrid uses a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre Dynamic Force engine (178 PS/221 Nm) paired with an electric motor (120 PS/202 Nm).
It is interesting to note that while the country has a number of Toyota hybrids on the road, most of them were brought over through parallel imports. The Yaris Cross and Harrier Hybrid will be the first hybrid-powered Toyota crossovers to be officially sold on the island.
If you're interested in the premium SUV's arrival in Malaysia, we have a guide on what to expect. Delay notwithstanding, we’re expecting to see the Harrier launched here in 2021 albeit much later than planned.