For those of you who can’t wait any longer for UMW Toyota (UMWT) to officially introduce the Toyota C-HR, here is an alternative if you want this funky compact crossover to balik kampung with during the Chinese New Year season.
, the online car marketplace backed by MyEG, has brought in 32 units of the JDM-spec C-HR, ready to be delivered before Chinese New Year. The parallel imported C-HRs comes in two variants: S-T and G-T, both are powered by a 1.2-litre turbo and four-wheel drive.
Under the hood, you’ll find an 8NF-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder paired to a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) with seven-stepped ratios to produce 113 hp and 185 Nm of torque. Drive is deployed to all four wheels. The official units from UMWT will be a 1.8-litre naturally-aspirated engine paired to a CVT and will only be front-wheel driven.
Equipment wise, the entry level S-T gets halogen headlamps, 17-inch alloys, 8-inch touchscreen and more. The more expensive G-T adds LED headlamps, upsized 18-inch alloys, front and rear park assist Sonar and fabric-leather combination seat covers. MyMotor also kitted some of the units with body kit options and a variety of bright colours such as this Yellow.
Being a full JDM-model, these parallel imported C-HR comes with Toyota Safety Sense P as standard which comes with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams. In Malaysia, the only car that comes with Toyota Safety Sense P as standard is the recently launched Harrier.
Now for pricing, if you remember UMWT hinting a price tag of RM145k for their local-spec C-HR, a C-HR from MyMotor starts from RM176,000 to RM185,000 depending on the variant and specifications. Yes, you read that right, RM30k more expensive than what UMWT is quoting.
While UMWT offers a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage warranty on all their models, MyMotor customers can opt for the MyOPal extended warranty package of 1-Years or 20,000 km for RM1,000 which is upgradable to a maximum of 3-Years/60,000 km. Like a regular warranty package, owners will have to send their car for routine servicing at authorised MyOPal service centres.