2023 Toyota Yaris updated in Malaysia – 9-inch head unit, wireless charger; up to RM4.7k more, RM88-92k

2023 Toyota Yaris updated in Malaysia – 9-inch head unit, wireless charger; up to RM4.7k more, RM88-92k

UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) has given the Malaysian-market Toyota Yaris another update, following the previous revision in May this year when the B-segment hatchback range was trimmed to two variants. Effective today (September 18), the Yaris starts from RM88,000 for the 1.5E, and goes up to RM91,600 for the 1.5G.

Over the last update, these prices represent increases of RM4,700 and RM4,000 for the E and G variants, respectively. Powertrain continues as before, with the Yaris continuing with the 2NR-FE 1,496 cc inline-four cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine that outputs 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm. Similarly, transmission is a CVT with a simulated seven-speed Shiftmatic mode.

Exterior equipment carries on as before, where both variants continue to get LED headlamps with a follow-me-home function and manual-levelling adjustment, with LED combination tail lamps. Also on both variants are acoustic windshield glass, front LED foglamps, rear halogen foglamps, auto-fold side mirrors with indicators, and 16-inch alloy wheels in 195/50 tyres.

2023 Toyota Yaris updated in Malaysia – 9-inch head unit, wireless charger; up to RM4.7k more, RM88-92k

Where the two variants are differentiated on its exterior are on the door handles; the units on the 1.5E are body-coloured while those on the 1.5G get chrome plating. Mechanically, the 1.5G gains rear disc brakes, whereas the 1.5E carries on with rear drum brakes; both get front ventilated disc brakes.

To the interior, common between the two are black fabric upholstery, with 60:40 split-folding rear seats, Optitron instrument panel with 4.2-inch multi-information display, along with Sport and Eco drive modes, as well as illuminated scuff plates, nine-inch Display Audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (upgraded from the seven-inch unit previously), and a wireless device charger. Hard-wired charging continues to feature one USB-A port in front and two USB-C ports for the rear passengers.

Differences inside are on certain touch points, such as the shift lever knob and steering wheel which are urethane on the 1.5E, and are leather on the 1.5G. Air-conditioning is manual on the E and automatic on the G, a standard day-and-night interior rear-view mirror on the E and an electrochromic unit on the G, four-speaker audio on the E and six speakers on the G. The G variant also gets shift paddles, while the E does without.

2023 Toyota Yaris updated in Malaysia – 9-inch head unit, wireless charger; up to RM4.7k more, RM88-92k

Safety kit is largely identical across both variants, both coming with pre-collision system, lane departure alert, 3D panoramic view monitor, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert, ABS, VSC, traction control, hill start assist, now-standard front DVR, emergency stop signal, automatic door locks, seven airbags, and seatbelt warning for all seats. The 1.5E gets rear parking sensors, while the 1.5G gets those for the front as well.

As before, accessories for the Yaris are available to purchase, the Yaris getting a rear DVR (dashcam) for RM380, and an Aerokit package (bodykit) for RM2,500. Listed as part of the accessories pack, but already included with both variants are the Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) and RFID preparation. The Toyota Yaris continues to be sold in Malaysia with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

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Comments

  • Discount King on Sep 18, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Lucky just gotten last month
    Old price + 5K discount
    Almost 10K difference
    Hahahahaha

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    • Maibi Kross on Sep 18, 2023 at 10:37 pm

      Poor decision making, should had bought Ativa instead.

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    • Who cares on Sep 18, 2023 at 11:04 pm

      Dickhead

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    • Bangala on Sep 19, 2023 at 8:46 am

      Baru saja launch this car oredy kena updated. Sales must be so badly affected. Is this a sign Msia buying market are doomed?

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      • Unhappy Buyer on Sep 19, 2023 at 12:16 pm

        Yea. Ofd strategy. If facelifted to Thai front face would still make sense to update the model twice a year. But this seems just reintro to increase price. 4k is hefty for a ckd unit. If cbu diff story.

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  • that dashboard is so 2005

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    • Peppa on Sep 18, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      Not only that. The turn signals and interior lightings are all halogen as well

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  • Peppa on Sep 18, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Just buy a decent used Yaris folks! You won’t miss anything trust me

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    • Maibi Kross on Sep 18, 2023 at 10:38 pm

      Don’t just simply buy any used car, best is to get the new Ativa.

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      • Peppa on Sep 19, 2023 at 1:13 pm

        But the new Peroduas are nowhere near as refined as the current Yaris tho

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  • Some Dobi Auto on Sep 18, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Siapa komplen mahal dia B40

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    • Valerie on Sep 19, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      are you stupid or what? at least B40 have morale unlike you no class at all.

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    • but b40 don't have money on Sep 23, 2023 at 2:57 pm

      but b40 don’t have money

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  • dugong on Sep 19, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Wonder why people bother about buying Toyota….you see the new vios, the plastic quality is worst than b-segment kimci. It sounded like milo tin with very poor NVH. And yet so many soar high malaysian still buy Toyota. This folks need to wake up and explore other car than Toyota la.

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  • CBU C-segment Mazda 3 price increase 5k, everyone complains…CKD B-segment Yaris price increase 5k, no one complains?

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  • my racing car

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  • Overpriced car indeed.

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  • EV enthusiasts on Sep 19, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Toyota keeping it’s resale value motto by re-releasing the same vehicle as new model.

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  • Ur moms car on Sep 19, 2023 at 10:47 am

    A decade old model fr…. At least its a real toyota unlike daihatsu vios and veloz

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  • Ben Yap on Sep 19, 2023 at 11:17 am

    minor update only already price increase…. toyota yaris, sales surely tak laris.

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  • Justice on Sep 19, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    At least this yaris is still Toyota’s own EFC platform based, not like the new vios daihatsu based platform

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    • Just because Daihatsu has lower brand prestige compared to Toyota?

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  • Boy Racer on Sep 19, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Last time car makers will add more gadgets to the old models with discounted.

    Nowadays just sell old models and increase price with nothing added.

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  • hazri on Sep 19, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    no. i just wait for next gen facelift rear lamp. its so ugly. if not, i may go to city hb (ugly too).

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  • Lala Land on Sep 19, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    What ever happen to the “King of Formula” on car prices can be reduced when PH becomes government? Is it because it is not pure PH but PHBN instead so the formula does not apply? The second hand car value plunges like nobody business but new car price continues to increase. What the H! Was toying with the idea of changing my Mazda 3 Liftback. Bought at 160k and trade-in value after 4 years is 92k. What the H! And brand new is RM6k more than before! Makes no sense!. I am keeping the car until death do us part!.

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    • Lala Land on Sep 19, 2023 at 8:14 pm

      Sadly, M RV is nowhere near H and T RV. Maybe due more expensive parts/maintenance. I dunno, just a guess though.

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  • Gilismar on Sep 21, 2023 at 7:52 am

    Another day, another “updated” car. Absolute waste on money

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