The Toyota Yaris ATIV had its world premiere in Thailand yesterday. Here are live images from the event, courtesy Autodeft.
The Toyota Yaris ATIV qualifies for Thailand's Eco Car tax incentives. It is positioned as a more economical offering compared to the Toyota Vios. With a length and width of 4,425 mm and 1,730 mm respectively, the Yaris ATIV is 5 mm longer and 30 mm wider than the Vios. Under the hood, rests the Yaris hatchback's 3NR-FE 1.2-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine. This unit develops 86 PS at 6,000 rpm and 108 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. A continuously variable transmission sends the drive to the wheels.
The Toyota Yaris ATIV is listed in S, G, E, J and J ECO grades in Thailand. Exterior features include projector headlights with LED light guiding, horizontal LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors and tail lamps with LED light guiding. On the inside, the sub-compact sedan gets Optitron instrument panel with 4.2-inch MID, leather door trim, shift knob and steering wheel. Parking sensors (rear), reverse camera, VSC, TRC, HAC and 7 airbags are the safety highlights.
The Toyota Yaris ATIV's prices start at 4,69,000 baht (INR 9,04,979.86) and go up to 6,19,000 baht (INR 11,94,419.05). Production takes place in Thailand only, at the Gateway Manufacturing Plant in Chachoengsao province. Toyota will launch the Suzuki Ciaz and Nissan Almera rivalling sedan at the BIG Motor Sale 2017 in Bangkok this month.
[Image Source: Autodeft]