The updated 2018 Toyota Yaris is being showcased at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. Toyota's cheapest offering in UAE gets a nip and tuck and was launched in Thailand in September this year.
The new Yaris hatchback has the same nose as the sedan version. It features an expansive V-shape air intake with integrated LED pilot lamps towards the upper corners. Circular fog lamps are housed in ice hockey stick shaped black inserts. The headlamps have been reprofiled with the lower edge tapering upwards near the new grille with body colour housing for the Toyota insignia. At the back, the boot lid gets sheet metal changes accompanied by new split tail lamps with horizontal LED signature.
The cabin is dominated by dark trims with silver accents accentuating the centre console and aircon vents. The seat upholstery gets contrast red pattern and red stitching. The steering wheel and front centre armrest also feature red stitching.
In terms of features, the 2018 Toyota Yaris gets manual Air conditioning, central door locking, power windows, MID, push-button start, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The audio unit supports AM/FM, CD, AUX, USB, and Bluetooth. There is no touchscreen on offer. Safety features include ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchorage points, and vehicle stability control (VSC).
Powering the hatchback is a 1.5 L four-cylinder petrol engine that has a power output of 105 hp and 14.3 kgm of torque output. Power is sent to the front wheels via Toyota's Multidrive transmission.