It has been a busy day for UMW Toyota Motor. In addition to launching the Toyota GR Corolla, GR86, Corolla Cross GR Sport and Hilux GR Sport, the corporate additionally launched the 2023 GR Supra to make it a full hand of debuts at Sepang this night.
As beforehand intimated, the 2023 mannequin yr GR Supra introduces the highly-anticipated six-speed guide transmission mannequin – which was unveiled final yr – within the nation, and the continued availability of the eight-speed auto model signifies that Malaysian patrons now have two GR Supra variants to select from.
Each are powered by the acquainted B58 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six, which continues to supply 388 PS at 5,800 to six,500 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,800 to five,000 rpm from the 2020 replace. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time for the 8AT 3.0L stays at 4.1 seconds, and it’s marginally quicker than the guide, which manages the identical dash in 4.4 seconds. High pace is an identical for each auto and guide variations, at 250 km/h.
The guide transmission comes geared up with Toyota’s iMT (Clever Handbook Transmission) system that provides selectable automated rev-matching, in addition to a shorter final-drive ratio of three.46 in comparison with the eight-speed auto’s 3.15.
As earlier than, customary gear consists of Brembo brakes, an adaptive variable suspension and an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential, with a change to a newly-designed 19-inch solid alloy wheels the first exterior change. The unit is alleged to be 1.2 kg lighter per wheel than the earlier wheel, which helps to cut back unsprung weight.
Likewise, the inside equipment stays unchanged, with eight-way power-adjustable seats with driver’s aspect reminiscence, black leather-based upholstery, dual-zone local weather management, a head-up show, an 8.8-inch centre touchscreen, a reverse digicam and a 12-speaker JBL encompass sound system persevering with to carry court docket.
Some slight alterations have been made to the entrance finish of the guide model’s cabin – it will get a revised centre console to accommodate the shift lever – which is topped with a spherical, 200-gram shift knob with a GR brand – and naturally ditches the steering wheel paddle shifters, however the digital parking brake has been retained.
No change to the security and driver help gear checklist. Except for seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake help, stability management and hill begin help, the 2023 Supra is fitted with a full complement of driver help techniques, together with autonomous emergency braking, lane preserving help, blind spot monitoring with rear cross site visitors alert, site visitors signal recognition and adaptive excessive beam.
The one distinction between the auto and guide is that the auto comes with adaptive cruise management (with cease and go), whereas the guide does with regular cruise management.
Six exterior colors can be found as customary for the 2023 GR Supra, and Prominence Crimson, White Metallic, Black Metallic and Lightning Yellow proceed from beforehand, with Daybreak Blue Metallic and Volcanic Ash Metallic being new shades. The value checklist mentions two extra colors, Matte Storm Gray Metallic and Matte Avalanche White Metallic, strongly suggesting that they’re extra price choices for each auto and guide variants.
Lastly, pricing. The 2023 Toyota GR Supra variants are priced at (on-the-road with out insurance coverage):
- GR Supra 3.0 guide – RM645,000
- GR Supra 3.0 automated – RM655,000
Whereas the value of the 2023 mannequin yr eight-speed auto is a marked bounce from the RM598,987 for the 2022 model, it’s price remembering that the value was inclusive of the 50% rebate within the gross sales and repair tax (SST) that was in impact till June 30 final yr.
GALLERY: 2023 Toyota GR Supra 6MT dwell photographs
GALLERY: 2023 Toyota GR Supra 6MT official photographs