VIDEO: 2020 Toyota Yaris – TNGA-based hatchback

The all-new Toyota Yaris was revealed earlier this month, and it is the carmaker’s first model to use the Toyota New Global Architecture GA-B platform for compact cars, which is one of many firsts for the B-segment hatchback.

The Yaris also gets Dynamic Force engines for the first time, including a regular M15A 1.5 litre three-cylinder unit that is mated to either a six-speed manual or a Direct Shift-CVT – FWD and AWD are available as well. There’s also a hybrid version that pairs the M15A mill with Toyota’s Hybrid System II (THS II) system, which can be specified in front-wheel-drive or E-Four (electric four-wheel-drive) configurations.

Despite its size, the hatchback also comes as standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety systems. These include Low Speed Acceleration Control to counter throttle misapplication, Secondary Collision Brake, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, auto high beam and Advanced Park, among others.

All these technologies are packaged in a body that has been redesigned to look a lot more aggressive than before, and it’s certainly a striking thing to look at, as you’ll see in our video tour of the Yaris. The interior also gets revamped here, with Toyota placing an emphasis on creating a clutter-free cabin that is spacious while allowing the driver to concentrate on driving, with highlights being a high-mounted touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster meters and a head-up display. Interested?

GALLERY: 2020 Toyota Yaris

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  • UMW is a hustler on Oct 25, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    They won’t bring this in because it’s a great car that is on the more expensive TNGA platform. They will keep giving us the “new” Yaris that rides on the Vios platform which itself is over a decade old. Emerging markets like Malaysia, Indonesia, etc will only get the cheap stuff even though the actual price is not cheap. Oh well, better keep an eye out for this new TNGA Yaris on the Recond market

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    • seancorr (Member) on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

      I think they will bring this here. TNGA is their global platform designed for worldwide markets just like the recently launched Altis and Camry hence the price hike so the only issue when this Yaris arrives here will be the price UMW will be asking from us. Instesd of a 70k starting price this new one will likely be 80-90k instead. Whether people will buy is a different story though.

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      • transformer on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:27 pm

        Yaris used same platform of Perodua D55 Suv.

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        • Awang Selamat on Oct 26, 2019 at 6:11 pm

          Toyota Camry 2.5 CBU in USA with 9 airbags with VSC only USD22k (RM88k)

          Toyota Camry Hybrid in Australia is AUD27k. (RM90k)

          Come to Malaysia, Camry 2.5 already now RM200k. Camry Hybrid 2018 is RM185k.

          Untung so much to feed the lazy GLC staff and give them big fat bonus.

          Give it to Tan Chong, they can sell the Camry to us at RM125k like their Teana.

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          • Tryinz on Oct 27, 2019 at 11:58 pm

            This design is after toyota yaris married to mazda 2.

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        • Abang2 Basikal Lajak on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:35 am

          Toyota Japan must open directly in Malaysia. Having a pemalas partner like UMW has stunk up Toyota name badly in Malaysia

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      • Already we know the Yaris here is totally different than Yaris that was just launched. Who to blame? Those selfish and self-serving Japanese bosses that is maximum milking South East Asia with inferior products which they won’t sell anywhere else. Why they can do that?

        As clearly seen in this blogsite, we still have plenty of blinded fanboys that will lap up anything with a Japanese brand logo even if its a pile of literal crap.

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        • Awang Selamat on Oct 26, 2019 at 6:14 pm

          The truth is, our GLC UMW failed the rakyat of Malaysia and cheated us.

          All Toyotas in the Global market had 9 airbags with VSC

          But only Toyotas in Malaysia, until 2 years ago, had only 2 airbags and no VSC

          This is because our lembap GLC workers in GLC did not know how to negotiate and demand from Toyota Japan higher safety spec for the Malaysian public.

          The just wanted to squeeze maximum profit from the rakyat with the lowest safety spec.

          How come the same Toyota in Japan so hgh spec as basic model?

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          • Amran on Oct 29, 2019 at 2:12 pm

            Our specs are the same as Toyota in Toyota in Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. Yet in these countries the prices are comparable to Mesia. So what yr logic tells you about this? UMW punya salah lagi?

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        • Adrian on Oct 26, 2019 at 6:39 pm

          Toyota are top cars globally. But in Malaysia overpriced like crazy because local distributor money face.

          For example. Lexus ES250 (200bhp) is RM300k.

          Global price of Lexus ES350 (310bhp) is US$39k. (Rm160k)

          Thank you UMW Toyota for ripping Malaysians big time.

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          • Logical Deduction on Oct 28, 2019 at 12:08 am


            Toyota Camry in Thailand also same price lorr! You want to blame UMW Toyota for this too? Topkek logic. Better blame your Jap lords lorr.

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        • Abang2 Basikal Lajak on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:39 am

          Toyota Japan should withdraw their licencing in Malaysia and sell CBU Toyotas directly.

          Even CBU Camry also will be less than RM120k without greedy UMW hiking up their prices.

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      • 4G63T DSM on Oct 28, 2019 at 5:02 pm

        Who knows, but I don’t think that will be very likely, given they already called the vios hatch the Yaris.

        The Mazda 2 would be the closest thing to the Yaris, but dont seem to see too many of them, no doubt due to the pricing. It is a good package though dated.

        The Real deal Yaris will likely come in more expensive given the likely CBU status. Ironically, the Mazda 2 is rebadged as the Yaris in some markets by Toyota.

        But seriously, would anyone pay more than a top spec Mazda 2 hatch for that type of a car? We are talking close to 100k?

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    • harimau on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      This is what I called a hot-hatch! If hope UMW will bring this game changing new Yaris here and teach Proton how to design a game changing hatchback since Iriz design is truly game over

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    • Shukor bin Azman on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      You are right. This is because UMW wants to untung more as they need the money to support their overbloated staff of 50,000 employees.

      What do you expect from a GLC? This is why all our Toyota cars are over priced and we Malaysians kena ketuk kaw kaw from UMW the past 30 years.

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      • Avenger on Oct 26, 2019 at 8:17 am

        Your Japanese bosses are selling us crap cars which they don’t sell back in Japan. Again we become a dumping ground for your idols.

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    • YB Albert on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:27 pm

      ABSOLUTELY correct..correct…correct.
      UMW is a premium price exponent but presents only bare skeleton specs to the ripped off Malaysian “gian kereta baru” hardcore Toyota fanboys.
      I have 2 preowned Toyotas,cos brand new ones are way too expensive.It will be a dream come true if there is “regime change” to knock out UMW,and let another bumi distributor come in.Look at Honda Malaysia giving obscene amount of discounts in view of depavali.

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      • Engineer on Oct 26, 2019 at 12:49 pm

        The problem is not UMW but Toyota itself for letting their brandname get sullied just for extra profits (not like they care), and by their defensive hardcore supporters that trashtalk other brands but refuse to see the trash cars they got (not like they care).

        The general public are getting smarter and moving away from Toyota even buying Protons for a change, these supporters that I see here? They still remain oblivious and continue to their trashtalking.

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        • Abang2 Basikal Lajak on Oct 29, 2019 at 9:37 am

          Blame our greedy UMW. See who are the majority working there. Then you will understand why the company so lembap

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    • Rulered on Oct 27, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Will this car even arrive in South East Asia market at all? I doubt it. If it’s for European market, most unlikely they’ll land here. Yes TNGA is global but the specs and sometimes even the designs are not global. This is just for reading and viewing pleasure only. Proof me wrong.

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  • Haidi on Oct 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    Cannot find any info about the Super CVT-i on the Internet. What is the special of this Super CVT-i? Did Toyota brief?

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  • Jinggo on Oct 25, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    design ok but ride & handling mcm sampan…

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    • Ah meng on Oct 28, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Janji boleh jln dan pakai toyota.. Apa kelas pakai proton china & perodua copy daihatsu..

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  • Amran on Oct 26, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    This is the real game changer!

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  • Toyota, bring it to Malaysia.. And take my money!

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