This one is quite a surprise. UMW Toyota has just announced that the 2014 Toyota Yaris is now open for booking in Malaysia, priced at RM101,700 (Peninsula Malaysia, on-the-road with insurance). You can refer to the official pricelist below to see how much it costs in Sabah, Sarawak, Langkawi and Labuan.
Only one model will be available – the Yaris 1.5G A/T. As this is essentially a hatchback version of the latest Vios (identical wheelbase, similar dashboard, etc.), expect the engine specifications and equipment list to be close to those of the equivalent Toyota B-segment sedan.
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The same model was launched in Indonesia just last week – priced from Rp. 219 juta (RM64k) to Rp. 256 juta (RM74k) – where the 109 PS/141 Nm 1.5 litre engine is paired either to a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile in Thailand, the Yaris is available with a new 86 hp/108 Nm 1.2 litre engine matched to a CVT transmission. Classified as an Eco-Car there, it’s on sale from 469,000 baht (RM48k) to 599,000 baht (RM61k).
No other details of the Malaysian-spec model are offered at the moment, other than the list of five colour options: Gray Metallic, Silver Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Super White Metallic, Orange Metallic. We’ll have more information here when they are released.
2014 Toyota Yaris (Indonesian-spec)