2014 Toyota Yaris Archive

  • 2014 Toyota Yaris hatch open for booking – RM101,700

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    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)

     
     
  • Toyota Yaris launched in Indonesia – 1.5L from RM63k

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    PT Toyota Astra Motor officially launched the new Toyota Yaris in Indonesia yesterday. The Yaris is essentially a hatchback version of the new Vios, and is a different car from the Yaris supermini sold in Europe. We first saw this Yaris at Auto Shanghai 2013, before it was launched in Thailand last October.

    Unlike in Thailand, where the Yaris is sold as a 1.2L CVT eco car, the Indonesian-spec Yaris is powered by the familiar 1NZ-FE 1.5 litre engine we know from the Vios. The VVT-i four-pot makes 109 PS and 141 Nm of torque, and is mated to five-speed manual and a conventional four-speed automatic. The five-door hatch’s wheelbase, at 2,550 mm, is identical to the Vios’.

    Three trim levels are available in Indonesia – E, G and TRD Sportivo, all with a choice of manual or auto. Dual airbags, ABS, EBD and Brake Assist are standard across the board, while the range-topping Yaris gets things like auto air-con, keyless entry with push start and projector headlamps.

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    The standard head unit is a touch-screen unit with DVD/MP3/WMA, AUX-in, USB and Bluetooth capabilities; additional functions on higher spec cars include navigation, “air gesture” swiping, a pre-loaded Toyota Move app and WiFi.

    The Yaris starts from Rp. 219 juta (RM63,438) for the manual E, topping out at Rp. 256 juta (RM74,128) for the automatic TRD Sportivo, which gets plenty of aesthetic add-ons for a sportier look.

    Should UMW Toyota Motor elect to introduce the Yaris in Malaysia, this Indonesian-spec car, with its Vios drivetrain, should be ideal. With Honda Malaysia already planning for the new Jazz, we say why not? What do you think of this B-segment hatch?

     
     
  • New Toyota Yaris (Vios hatchback) debuts in Thailand

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    The new Toyota Yaris hatchback has just been launched in Thailand, and surprise, surprise, it’s the Chinese-market five-door compact hatch of the same name, not the third-generation Yaris that’s sold in the rest of the world. It’s basically a hatchback version of the 2013 Toyota Vios that we’ve covered from top to bottom, and more.

    It sits on the same 2,550 mm wheelbase of the new (and old) Vios sedan, though the hatchback is marginally shorter both in length and height. Specs aside, you wouldn’t be able to tell that the two are related, as the Thai Yaris gets its own set of clothes. The rear especially, features C-shaped rear lamps that make it unique within Toyota’s global range.

    Inside, though, it’s all Vios. The dashboard appears like for like to that of the sedan it’s based on, bar minor detailing and spec differences. Without a protruding rear end, boot space takes a dip from 506 litres in the Vios to just 326 litres, though there’s a lot more vertical room to play with in the hatchback.

    It’s what’s under the hood that distances the Yaris from its sedan sibling. There’s a new 3NR-FE 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with DOHC and Dual VVT-i that’s developed exclusively for the Thai market. It makes 86 hp at 6,000 rpm and 108 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, which is transferred to the front wheels via a Super CVT-i transmission.

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    Manual or traditional automatic transmissions are not available, as the more efficient CVT gearbox is required to exceed an average fuel economy of 20 km per litre, which is the mandated minimum figure under Thailand’s eco-car tax incentives scheme. The 4,115 mm-long Yaris is the largest hatchback to qualify for the programme.

    Four variants are available in Thailand: Yaris 1.2 J ECO, 1.2 J, 1.2 E and 1.2 G. With the model’s Eco-Car status, the Thai-built Yaris commands relatively low prices that range from 469,000 baht (RM48k) for the base 1.2 J ECO to 599,000 baht (RM61k) for the range-topping 1.2 G model. To put it into perspective, the Thai Vios range starts at 559,000 baht (RM57k) and goes up to 734,000 baht (RM75k).

    Standard safety equipment across the range includes dual airbags, ABS, EBD, BA and seatbelts with pre-tensioner and force-limiter. The rest of the specifications mirror that of the Vios, with projector headlamps, keyless entry and push start button, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and acoustic windshield reserved for the most expensive variant.

     
     
  • New China-market Toyota Yaris debuts in Shanghai

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    The wraps have come off the new China-spec Toyota Yaris at the ongoing Auto Shanghai. Measuring 4.113 metres long, 1.7 metres wide and 1.440 metres tall, with a wheelbase of 2.55 metres, the hatchback is a smidgen shorter both in length and height than the third-gen Toyota Vios sedan on which it’s based.

    This Toyota Yaris has been designed specifically for China, and so differs from the current iterations of Japan’s Vitz and Europe’s Yaris – although these two may receive an aesthetic update along the same lines in time, since they’re now approaching three and two years of age in their respective markets.

    Besides the obvious bodystyle and roofline differences between the Yaris and Vios, the hatchback gains a ‘handlebar moustache’ on the front grille that can be colour-contrasted with the body, different-shaped headlamps and a bigger front bumper cutout for the fog lamps.

    The Yaris’ bonnet shut lines are different from the Vios’ too, and check out those C-shaped tail lamps! Blacked-out pillars help to create the ‘floating roof’ effect, while the interior seems to remain status quo where the Vios is concerned, at least from the pictures we have.

    Details and specifications are scarce at the moment, but Toyota says the China-market Yaris and Vios are slated to enter production by the end of this year.

     
     
 

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