The all-new Toyota Yaris hatchback is officially launched in Malaysia with three variants on offer, starting from RM70,888. The Yaris 1.5J retails at RM70,888; Yaris 1.5E at RM76,888; and Yaris 1.5G at RM83,888. All prices quoted are on-the-road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia.
No surprises that the Yaris is the hatchback version of the recently-launched Vios sedan. They both share the same face, but a different rear light layout. Both models are locally assembled at UMW Toyota’s new Bukit Raja plant. According to Mr Ravindran K., President of UMW Toyota Motor, this new addition to the brand’s range shows the company’s support for the government’s aspiration of more localisation in vehicle production.
Powering all three variants of the Yaris is the 1.5L 2NR-FE four-cylinder engine with Dual VVT-i that has been tuned for fuel efficiency and smooth delivery of torque and power. It features a new Engine Integrated Control unit for more linear starts, as well as enhanced Flex Lock-Up Control which helps save fuel when decelerating. The engine is paired with a seven-speed CVT with Sport Sequential Shiftmatic and has an output of 107 PS and 140 Nm.
The Yaris gets halogen headlamps, LED daytime running lights, shark fin antenna, powered wing mirrors with integrated turn signals, keyless entry and push-button start, a suspension set-up with MacPherson struts at the front and torsion beam at the rear for improved storage space, 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating, seven airbags, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Hill-start Assist Control. Further, all variants have 60:40 folding rear seats and fabric upholstery.
Features according to variant are:
- 15″ alloy wheels
- Tail light cluster with conventional bulbs
- Scuff plates with illumination
- Backlit instrument cluster illumination
- Speed-sensing door locks
- 2-DIN audio unit with CD player, tuner, Bluetooth, AUX and USB
- 4-speaker sound system
- 12V socket and 2 USB charging ports
- 16″ alloy wheels
- Tail light cluster with LED lights
- Auto folding wing mirrors
- 6.8″DVD-AVX entertainment system with mirroring function, Android and Apple compatibility
- Multi-Info Display
- Steering-mounted controls
- Drive mode switch – Eco, Normal, Sport
- Panoramic View Monitor
- Blind Spot Monitor
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Front Digital Video Recorder
- Front Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Optitron instrument cluster
- Electrochromic rear view mirror
- Leather-wrapped, wood-trimmed steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear knob
- 6-speaker sound system
- Automatic climate control
The Yaris is available in five colours: Citrus Mica Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and Super White II.
The Yaris is covered by Toyota’s 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage.