It’s been a busy day for UMW Toyota Motor. Alongside the launch of the Toyota GR Corolla, GR86, Corolla Cross GR Sport and Hilux GR Sport, the company also unveiled the 2023 GR Supra, making its full debut at Sepang tonight.

As previously mentioned, the 2023 GR Supra is available in the country with the much-anticipated six-speed manual transmission variant (launched last year), while the continued availability of the eight-speed automatic means Malaysian buyers now have two GR Supra variants. body to choose from.

Both are powered by the familiar B58 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine, which continues to deliver 388 PS from 5,800 to 6,500 rpm and 500 Nm from 1,800 to 5,000 rpm from the 2020 update. The 0-100 km/h acceleration time of the 8AT 3.0L remains at 4.1 seconds, which is slightly faster than the manual transmission, which completes the same sprint in 4.4 seconds. The automatic and manual versions have the same top speed of 250 km/h.

The manual transmission comes with Toyota’s iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) system, which offers selectable automatic rev-matching, and a shorter 3.46 final drive ratio compared to the eight-speed auto’s 3.15.

As before, standard equipment includes Brembo brakes, an adaptive variable suspension and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, while the main exterior changes are newly designed 19-inch forged alloy wheels. The unit is said to be 1.2kg lighter per wheel than the previous wheel, which helps reduce unsprung weight.

Likewise, the interior package remains unchanged, with eight-way power-adjustable seats with driver-side memory, black leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a head-up display, an 8.8-inch center touchscreen, a backup camera and a 12-speaker JBL The surround sound system continues.

Minor changes have been made to the front of the manual version’s cabin – it has a revised center console to accommodate the gear lever – it’s topped by a bulbous, 200-gram shift knob with the GR logo – naturally Steering wheel paddles have been forgoed, but the electronic parking brake is retained.

The list of safety and driver aids is unchanged. In addition to seven airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and hill-start assist, the 2023 Supra comes with a full suite of driver assistance systems including automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, with rear cross-traffic alert Blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition and adaptive high beams.

The only difference between the automatic and manual is that the automatic comes with adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go), while the manual comes with normal cruise control.

The 2023 GR Supra offers six exterior colors as standard, with Prominence Red, White Metallic, Black Metallic, and Lightning Yellow carrying over the previous colors, and Dawn Blue Metallic and Volcanic Ash Metallic being the new hues. The price list mentions two other colors, matt Storm Gray Metallic and matt Avalanche White Metallic, strongly suggesting they are extra-cost options for the automatic and manual variants.

Finally, pricing. Prices for the 2023 Toyota GR Supra variants are (on the road without insurance):

  • GR Supra 3.0 Manual – RM645,000
  • GR Supra 3.0 Automatic – RM655,000

While the 2023 model year price of the eight-speed auto has risen considerably from RM598,987 for the 2022 version, it’s worth remembering that the price includes a 50% sales and service tax (SST) rebate valid until June 30 last year.

Gallery: 2023 Toyota GR Supra 6MT live photos

Gallery: 2023 Toyota GR Supra 6MT official photos

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