The car that took centre stage at the 2019 Malaysia Auto Show, the all-new Toyota Yaris, has been officially launched by UMW Toyota Motor with three variants available.
There is the high spec G variant, priced at RM83,888, E variant at RM76,888 and the base model J at RM70,888.
The Yaris comes in five different colours – Super White, Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and the vibrant Citrus Mica Metallic.
Powering the Yaris is the same engine you’ll find in the Vios – a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i with 107 hp and 140 Nm of torque – paired to a 7-speed CVT transmission.
As for the exterior of the E and G variants, the Yaris comes with projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, 16-inch wheels and LED tail lights.
As for the base model J variant, it gets 15-inch wheels, reflector headlamps, and bulb-type rear tail lights.
Inside, the Yaris comes with a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display linked to six speakers, an Optitron meter with TFT display, fabric seats, for the auto air conditioning (for G variant only), Panoramic View Monitor with 360-degree view and dual USB ports. The G variant also gets an electrochromic rear view mirror.
As for the E and J variants, the Yaris is equipped with an instrument cluster with the more conventional backlit illumination.
What you’d want to know is that the Yaris boasts the best-in-class Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) and cabin space. Sound insulation has been improved around the engine compartment, transmission while the engine mountings have been designed to reduced further vibration.
Safety wise, the Yaris comes with seven airbags, Hill-Start Assist, Traction Control and Vehicle Stability Control.
With the E and G variants, the Yaris is further equipped with a Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Also provided with these two models is a front Digital Video Recorder dashcam that offers Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning features.