UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has just published the Toyota Yaris on their official website, signalling the imminent launch of the new B-segment hatchback.

Like the facelifted Vios, there will be 3 variants of the Yaris available –1.5 J, 1.5 E and 1.5 G which are estimated to be priced at RM71,888, RM77,888 and RM84,888 respectively or between RM2.4k to RM5k cheaper than the Vios.

QUICK FACTS

Name

Toyota Yaris 1.5 J

Toyota Yaris 1.5 E

Toyota Yaris 1.5 G

Engine

1,496cc; 4-cylinder DVVT-i

Transmission

CVT

Max Power

107 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Max Torque

140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm

Est. Price (OTR without insurance)

RM71,888

RM77,888

RM84,888

Only one powertrain is available on the new Yaris, the 2NR-FE 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with seven virtual ratios. Output is rated at 107 hp and 140 Nm of torque driving the front wheels. There is also a Drive Mode Selector that alters the powertrain between Eco, Normal and Sport.

There will be five colour options available – Citrus Mica Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and Super White II. There’s an optional aero kit available for RM2,800 on the E & G variants with a spoiler while the aero kit on the J does not include a rear spoiler (RM2,450).

While the full specifications are not released yet, equipment available on the Yaris include headlamps with follow-me-home function, Optitron Meter & Multi-information Display, electrochromic rear-view mirror, automatic climate control, DVD-AVX touchscreen infotainment with USB Mirroring and rear USB charging ports.

Safety equipment dittos the Vios with 7 airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Front Digital Video Recorder.

Every purchase of the new Toyota Yaris comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty. Interested parties can now register your interest on UMWT’s website.


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Toyota Yaris Launching in Malaysia


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.