No fresh metal at Toyota’s 2014 Bangkok Motor Show stand, but since the Yaris is now available in Malaysia, we’ve compiled a live photo gallery for you. For the uninitiated, the Yaris is a five-door hatchback sister to the current Toyota Vios. UMW Toyota quietly introduced the car in Malaysia earlier this week, a week after the car was launched in Indonesia.
The Yaris is sold as an eco-car in Thailand, which is why it carries a 1.2 litre engine with 86 PS and 108 Nm. The four-cylinder 3NR-FE is paired to a Super CVT-i gearbox across the range (no basic manual version) for fuel economy purposes.
Four variants (G, E, J, J ECO) are available in the Land of Smiles – both the sky blue and orange cars pictured here are Gs with things like automatic air con and keyless entry/push start. One unit has Toyota’s touch screen head unit while the other sports a standard audio system. The dashboard is from the Vios, but the orange stripe pattern on the seats is pretty unique.
Back home, the Yaris gets the same 109 PS/141 Nm 1.5 litre VVT-i engine and four-speed auto gearbox from the Vios. The sole 1.5G variant is yours for RM101,700 OTR with insurance. Click here for more details.