Toyota Motor Thailand has launched the 2018 Toyota Yaris with an updated exterior and interior design. The launch of the new Yaris takes place around a month after that of its sedan derivative - Toyota Yaris ATIV.
The new Yaris hatchback bears the same front fascia 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 grille. Speaking of which, the grille is also new with a body colour housing for the Toyota badge.
Towards the rear, the boot lid gets sheet metal changes accompanied by new split tail lamps with horizontal LED signature. There is also a new 15-inch alloy wheel design on offer. Toyota is offering the Yaris in seven colours - Citrus Mica Metallic, Orange Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Super White II, Silver Metallic, Grey metallic, and Attitude Black Mica.
The dashboard layout of the 2018 Toyota Yaris is identical to the Yaris ATIV sedan. However, it does not get the 7-inch touchscreen audio unit. Instead, there's a 2-DIN audio setup with Bluetooth, USB, and AUX support. Features on offer on the top-spec G trim include an Optitron instrument console, smart entry and push-button start, MID, auto aircon, and electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs. Safety features include dual front, curtain shield and driver's knee airbags, ABS with EBD, VSC, TRC, and HAC.
In terms of engine and transmission option, there are no changes. The 2018 Toyota Yaris continues with the 3NR-FE 1.2-litre Dual VVT-i engine. This four-cylinder petrol engine develops 86 PS and 108 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission, which is standard.
Prices of the 2018 Toyota Yaris start at TBH 479,00 (INR 928,054) for the entry-level J Eco trim. Here's the full price list of the new model
2018 Toyota Yaris Thailand Price List
|1.2 G CVT||TBH 609,000|
|1.2 E CVT||TBH 559,000|
|1.2 J CVT||TBH 529,000|
|1.2 J Eco CVT||TBH 479,000|
[source - Autodeft]