Toyota has launched the new Yaris (known as Ativ Eco Sedan) in Thailand, priced at 5,29,000 baht (INR 12,48,349.01) for its entry-level automatic-transmission model.
The Thai-spec Toyota Yaris has been given a Euro-5 compliant, 1,200 cc Dual VVT-iE 4-cylinder engine which develops 92 PS (68 kW) of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 109 Nm of peak torque at 4,400 rpm. It has been rated to deliver an outstanding fuel economy of 23.3 km/l.
For the uninitiated, the Yaris is the highest-selling car in the Eco-car sedan market in Thailand with a cumulative sales of more than 76,000 units. It holds a 32.4% market share in its segment which is huge by all standards. Last year, it scored 5-star safety standard rating on the ASEAN NCAP, thanks to the safety features like 7-airbags, ABS (Anti-Brake Lock System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) , VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), TRC (Traction Control) and HAC (Hill-start Assist Control) system. Furthermore, it also features a theft alarm system TDS (Theft Deterrent System) and a rear-view camera.
On the outside, the Toyota Yaris (Ativ) gets loaded with features such as darker projector headlights with LED light guiding, automatic head-on-off control system with Follow-Me-Home lamps, electrically adjustable side mirror, 15-inch two-tone polished alloy wheels and more. Inside, the Toyota Yaris (Thai-spec) comes with an all-black interior with piano black finishes, push-button start and 4.2 inch TFT colour screen. Furthermore, it gets leather seat covers as well as leather gear knob cover.
The Thai-spec Toyota Yaris is offered in 6 colour options including Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Red Mica Metallic and Dark Blue Mica Metallic. Also, it comes with exclusive GT accessories which are offered at a special price of Baht 7,000 (INR 16,505.93). The accessories include a front bumper skirt, side skirt (left and right), rear bumper skirt and rear spoiler, adding a touch of sportiness to the overall profile of the car.