The Toyota Yaris is here! – from RM70,888 onwards

By thoriq, 18 April 2019

We’ve spied on it beforehand, and we’ve taken a closer look at it during the recent Malaysia Autoshow 2019. Well, the all-new Toyota Yaris has finally made its entry into the local market following its official launch held earlier tonight.

First up, prices and trimlines. There are three of the latter to choose from – J, E and a full-spec G. As far as digits go, the numbers are RM70,888, RM76,888 and RM83,888 respectively – excluding insurance costs.

FYI, this is UMW Toyota’s second model to roll out of its brand new Bukit Raja assembly plant after the Vios. Said prices will include a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty coverage as well.

So what’s in store with the much-hyped about “Vios hatcback” you ask? Well, pretty much similar to what we’ve already seen in the new generation Vios really, meaning the news isn’t that bad to say the least.

We’ll start with the common items, first and foremost being powertrain. All three employ a 1.5-litre Dual-VVTi DOHC 4-cylinder petrol mill that outputs 107PS and 140Nm, all going to the front wheels through a sole 7-speed CVT automatic box.

Besides that, all three are primed with 7 airbags, ABS/EBD with VSC (stability control), as well as rear seat-only ISOFIC childseat anchors. Standard across the board too are keyless entry and ignition, two USB ports, black fabric seats with contrasting blue stitching, as well as LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Whilst the Yaris 1.5J lives with just regular reflector halogen headlights and bulb-type taillights with a rear-only fog lamp, the mid-spec 1.5E and range-topper 1.5G gets projector halogen headlights, LED taillights, plus side-mirror-mounted turn signals, and both front and rear fog lamps to boot.

Also different are the wheels, whereby the base J-spec trim has to live with 15-inch wheels while the other two get larger 16-inch ones. The base J-spec car also doesn’t get a reverse camera feature, having to live with just a regular head unit and 4-speaker audio setup sans steering wheel controls.

Opt for the mid-range E-spec and the cabin is spiced up with a 6.8-inch touchscreen unit with reverse camera and steering wheel controls. It also gets a drive mode selector (Eco and Sport), multi-info display (MID) screen, as well as Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Blind-Sport Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) for added safety.

The range-topping Yaris 1.5G, on the other hand, ups the ante further with both a leather-wrapped steering and shifter, speaker count up to 6, automatic air conditioning, not forgetting a much neater ‘Optitron’ meter panel with an integrated TFT MID screen.

By the way, we will be sampling the all-new Toyota Yaris soon as there’s a scheduled press drive happening towards the end of the month. Stay tuned to all our platforms then to know more about it.