Alongside the exciting Toyota GR Yaris and the new Vios GR-S, UMW Toyota Motor also launched the facelift Yaris – available in three variants – 1.5 J, 1.5 E, and 1.5 G.
Prices start from RM70,940 for the 1.5 J, RM80,380 for the 1.5 E and RM84,808 for the highest spec 1.5 G. Since it was launched in 2019, alongside the Vios, over 20,000 units of the Yaris have been delivered to customers nationwide.
- Engine: 1.5-litre 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i
- Transmission: CVT with 7 speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic
- Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive (FWD)
- Horsepower: 107 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- Torque: 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
On the exterior, the facelift Vios certainly looks a lot less busy than before, and a whole lot more pleasing to the eye. It gets a new front bumper and front grille design, along with redesigned headlamps.
- 15-inch wheels with 185/60 R15 tyres for 1.5 J
- 16-inch wheels with 195/50 R16 tyres for 1.5 E and 1.5 G
- LED headlamps with Follow Me Home function
- LED daytime running lights
- Rear LED combination lamps for 1.5 E and 1.5 G
Only the 1.5 J model is fitted with bulb-type rear tail lights. In the 1.5 E and 1.5 G variants of the facelift Yaris, acoustic windshield glass has been used for better cabin insulation and noise reduction.
Inside, smart entry with push start, redesigned fabric seats with 60:40 split-folding, illuminated scuff plates and automatic windows with Jam Protection for the driver is standard across three variants. Both 1.5 E and 1.5 G variants come with an Optitron instrument cluster with a 4.2-inch multi-information display and a 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As for the highest spec 1.5 G variant, you get the following:
- Multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear knob
- Auto air-conditioning
- 6 speakers
- 2x USB ports
- Electrochromic rearview mirror
New in the Yaris is the Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) system which has been upgraded from 2D to 3D type. This is supplemented by a rear-view camera and parking sensors.
- Seven airbags
- Blind spot monitor
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Hill-start assist control
- Emergency stop signal
- Rear seatbelt reminder
The Yaris is now equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) which includes the Pre-collision system and Lane Departure Alert. It’s only available for the 1.5 E and 1.5 G variants.
Optional items include an Aerokit that provides a front and rear bumper lip, side skirts, and a roof spoiler. You can also upgrade the facelift Yaris to come with wireless charging.
Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) is standard for both Vios and Yaris variants except the 1.5J variants are offered as optional. This system uses GPS/GSM to track the location of the car at all times so if it is stolen, recovery by the police can be made easier and more likely. It can also monitor and record vehicle speeds and other operating conditions, with data sent by email to a designated user via mobile app.