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The all-new Yaris. Our verdict is “sure laris”

The all-new Yaris. Our verdict is “sure laris”

The new Toyota Yaris was just launched in Malaysia and this hatchback looks… good.
Really good.

There are 3 variants, the 1.5G, 1.5E, and 1.5J.

The Look

Toyota says they wanted it to be sleeker and more streamlined than the typical hatchback, with an advanced and sporty design.

UMW Toyota Motor has set Citrus Mica Metallic as the signature color, but Red Mica Metallic looks pretty sharp as well. It also comes in Super White II, Attitude Black and Silver Metallic.
(Pic Credit: UMW Toyota Motor)

The Interior

Moving to the interior, there’s a 12V socket and 2 USB ports for charging your devices.

You can reach this from the front and back seat so at least seating arrangements won’t be a factor when deciding whose phone gets juiced up.
(Pic Credit: UMW Toyota Motor)

The 1.5G and 1.5E will have a DVD-AVX system with a 6.8-inch touchscreen and USB mirroring of your Android or iPhone.

You can throw out that flimsy dock that’ll drop your phone out of sight after you drive over a tiny dimple on the road.
(Pic Credit: UMW Toyota Motor)

When your friends are riding with you, they’ll have drink holders and storage space whether they sit in front or in the back.

And if you don’t have to give anyone a lift, the backseats can fold down flat so there’s more room for the things in your life that really matter. Like extra luggage.

You can always make new friends wherever you go by being that guy at the party who pulls out an acoustic guitar and starts singing Wonderwall.
(Pic Credit: UMW Toyota Motor)

The Ease of Mind

Safety-wise, it’s got 7 SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control and Hill-start Assist, ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) as well as Brake Assist.

The 1.5G and 1.5E also alert you if another car is in your blind spot with a flashing indicator on the door mirror. They also include a built-in front dashcam that records your journeys in high definition and includes Front Pre-collision and Lane Departure warnings.

If you’re the original owner, they’re including a 5-year fully-backed factory warranty with no cap on mileage which is transferable to the next owner if sold off while still in effect.

The Engine and Transmission

It’s got a 2NR-FE 1.5 litre engine, 4-cylinder DOHC power plant with Daul-VVT-i.

All variants come with a 7-speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic transmission and a Drive Mode Switch so you can pick between fuel efficiency or performance.

Everything Else

By the way, Janna Nick was appointed as the brand ambassador for the new Yaris and you can check out a video she did for it below.

There price of the 3 variants are as such:
1. Yaris 1.5G : RM83,888
2. Yaris 1.5E : RM76,000
3. Yaris 1.5J : RM70,888


You can find out more about the Yaris or book a test drive at the Toyota Malaysia website here.

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