Ahead of its imminent launch (you can register your interest as well), we managed to get our hands on a Malaysian-spec leaflet for the 2021 Toyota Harrier. As we previously feared, yes it will no longer be powered by the 8AR-FTS turbocharged 2.0-litre. Will we miss it? Time will tell.
In its place is Toyota's Dynamic Force 2.0-litre naturally aspirated 4 pot (173 PS, 203 Nm) which is paired to a Direct Shift CVT transmission. Basically, this powertrain combo is identical to the one pulling duty in the Lexus UX. The Harrier, like its stablemates, sits on the TNGA platform (dubbed the GA-K, with rear double wishbones!) which promises an immersive steer.