UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT) today officially introduced the All-New Toyota GR Supra to the Malaysian Market. The All-New GR Supra brings back an iconic model to Toyota’s range as its flagship sports car.
The All-New GR Supra was introduced by UMWT’s Chief Motorsports Officer (also Deputy Chairman of the company), Akio Takeyama, accompanied by Tengku Djan Ley, a well-known racer in the motorsports scene, especially in drifting. Witnessing the long-awaited occasion were members of various clubs, participants of the TGR Festival and Vios One-Make Challenge, and of course, many fans of the Supra.
“This time, as never before in the past, so much attention has been paid to its handling capabilities. Our President demanded nothing less than the highest performance and the considerable engineering resources and experience of the company were all drawn upon to develop the All-New GR Supra. This is a sports car in its purest form, with no compromise,” Mr. Takeyama declared.
In line with the aim to make ever-better cars, the engineers have provided a truly emotional experience for the driver. Part of this comes from the exhaust sound which strengthens the car’s character but also enhances the whole driving experience.
For the Malaysian market, UMWT offers the All-New GR Supra in a single variant – GTS spec. This comes with a 3-litre turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder engine producing 340 PS of power and peak torque of 500 Nm. Drive to the rear wheels is through a new quick-shifting, sports-tuned 8-speed electronic automatic transmission with a launch control function that enables a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.3 seconds. Lightweight 19-inch forged alloy rims are standard fitment.
Besides having a 50:50 weight distribution, the superior driving dynamics of the All-New GR Supra are enhanced with Adaptive Variable Suspension and Electronically Controlled Limited Slip Differential (LSD). Drivers can also further customize some of the settings to extend the performance envelop of the sportscar and reduce the intervention of electronic aids.
While the All-New GR Supra was developed for the sporty driver, the interior is no less comfortable for long-distance cruising. Befitting its flagship status, the GR Supra’s interior is finished in fine materials with a long list of features including dual zone climate control; keyless smart entry and start; leather upholstery, Heads-Up Display, electrically-adjustable sports seats with power lumbar support; electrochromatic rearview mirror; and a 12-speaker JBL audio system.
Customers can choose from as selection of eight exterior colors – Prominence Red, Lightning Yellow, White Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Silver Metallic, Matte Storm Grey Metallic, Black Metallic and Ice Grey Metallic. The On-the-Road selling price without insurance of the All-New-Toyota GR Supra starts from RM 568,000 for private registration in Peninsular Malaysia.
For further information on the All-New Toyota GR Supra, customers can visit toyota.com.my/vehicles/gr-lineup/supra or call the Toyota freephone line 1-800-8-TOYOTA (869682).