The new Toyota Yaris was just launched in Malaysia and this hatchback looksâ€¦ good.
There are 3 variants, the 1.5G, 1.5E, and 1.5J.
Toyota says they wanted it to be sleeker and more streamlined than the typical hatchback, with an advanced and sporty design.
Moving to the interior, thereâ€™s a 12V socket and 2 USB ports for charging your devices.
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.
When your friends are riding with you, theyâ€™ll have drink holders and storage space whether they sit in front or in the back.
And if you donâ€™t have to give anyone a lift, the backseats can fold down flat so thereâ€™s more room for the things in your life that really matter. Like extra luggage.
The Ease of Mind
Safety-wise, itâ€™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 youâ€™re the original owner, theyâ€™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
Itâ€™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.
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.