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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Toyota launches all new Yaris with better looks

Launched in Thailand is the brand-new fourth-generation Toyota Yaris Ativ, a practical compact sedan sold elsewhere under the Vios name.

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The all-new fourth-generation Toyota Yaris Ativ, a cost-effective compact sedan marketed in other regions under the Vios label, has been launched in Thailand.

The new Toyota Yaris Ativ / Vios resembles a baby Corolla sedan in terms of styling. The majority of the front bumper is exposed, and two angular headlamps that are connected by the trim piece are placed on either side of the opening. Thanks to the revised proportions and the larger 16-inch wheels, the profile is more chiselled and upmarket than ever. Last but not least, the back end takes a sportier posture with sharper taillights and a more aerodynamic profile that is more reminiscent of the fastback bodystyle.

As part of the optional Presto package, Toyota is now providing a number of sportier add-ons, such as a flashy rear wing and bumper and side sill extensions.

More significantly, unlike the Yaris hatchback built to EU specifications, which is based on the TNGA-B platform, the new Toyota Yaris Ativ / Vios is built on the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA). Its dimensions are 4,425 mm (174.2 inches) long, 1,740 mm (68.5 inches) wide, and 1,480 mm (58.3 inches) height, making it slightly bigger than the previous edition. The largest difference is the wheelbase, which is 2,620 mm (103 inches) longer than the previous version by 70 mm (2.8 inches).

A naturally aspirated 1.2-liter Dual VVT-iE four-cylinder engine under the hood generates 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) of torque and 93 horsepower (69 kW/94 PS). Power is exclusively transferred to the front axle via the engine and a Super CVT-i automatic transmission. Three driving modes are available: Eco, Normal, and Sport. The subcompact model has coil springs in the back, front McPherson struts, and disc brakes on all four wheels.

Thanks to the dashboard’s straightforward design and the upholstery’s use of high-end materials like the red synthetic leather in the picture, the interior design of the cabin appears rather modern for a car in this segment. Along with a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster behind the redesigned steering wheel that has several built-in buttons, a free-standing 9-inch infotainment touchscreen that is compatible with all contemporary connectivity capabilities is also available.

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A six-speaker Pioneer sound system, 64-colour ambient lighting, automatic air conditioning with vents for all passengers (front and back), four USB connections, and luggage space separators on the boot are all included. The Toyota Safety Sense suite of ADAS, which includes adaptive cruise control, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring, is also part of the equipment.

The Toyota Yaris Ativ is already on the market in Thailand, with pricing varying based on trim from 539,000 baht ($15,232) to 689,000 baht ($19,472). The larger Toyota Corolla in Thailand starts at 1,059,000 baht ($29,932) as a suitable comparison. Most likely in the upcoming months, the Vios nameplate will be used for the roll-out in further Asian areas.