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You’ve seen the new Toyota Hilux TRD Sportivo and the recently revealed Fortuner TRD Sportivo in our 2016 Bangkok Motor Show coverage, now check out the little one in the family that Katy Perry promotes – the Toyota Yaris TRD Sportivo.

Revealed online in Thailand last week, the Yaris has been given a TRD Sportivo makeover here, with the final result looking more rugged than sporty – SUV-inspired perhaps, like fellow B-hatchbacks Volkswagen CrossPolo and Hyundai i20 Active.

There’s a layer of black plastic running the lower perimeter of the hatchback, with some silver bits (with little TRD Sportivo badges) on the front/rear and sides to mimic sump guards. Matching roof rails, too.

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The “Vios hatch” also gets LED daytime running lights on the lower front bumper, fog lamps for the first time, a TRD Sportivo badge on the grille and rear hatch plus 15-inch black TRD wheels with silver highlights. The car’s distinctive silver “whiskers” are in black here to match the lower part of the car.

The black-orange theme continues inside, where the seats are in black perforated leather with orange inserts and stitching (fabric for the rest of the range). The bright hue can also be found on the carbon-patterened “hydrographic” trim on the dashboard and door cards. More orange on the instrument panel and piping of the floor carpets.

Also, the metallic interior bits in the regular Yaris have been swapped with piano black trim, as seen on the steering wheel, gear knob and along the centre stack and console.

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For ICE, the Yaris TRD Sportivo gets a 2-DIN head unit with seven-inch touchscreen and USB/Micro HDMI/SD Card/Bluetooth compatibility plus T-Connect, with a reverse camera to assist parking.

A closer look reveals that this isn’t kitted like a regular range topper, though. The TRD Sportivo loses out on the Yaris G’s wing mirror signals, keyless entry and push start, MID, auto air con and steering buttons; so it’s a case of win some lose some with the sporty one.

No change to what’s under the skin, so it’s a 1.2 litre 3NR-FE four-cylinder with 86 PS and 108 Nm at 4,000 rpm for the Thai eco car. The Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine is paired to a CVT automatic. Kitted as such, the Yaris TRD Sportivo is priced at 649,000 baht (RM73,965) in Thailand.