In August 2017, the sedan version of the Yaris hatchback, dubbed “Toyota Yaris Ativ 2018” was launched in Thailand. The sedan Yaris is also an eco-car like its hatchback counterpart. It is powered by a 1.2L 3NR-FE powertrain producing 85 hp and 108 Nm of torque, combined with a CVT automatic transmission.
Compared to the Vios launched in our neighboring Malaysian market, the Ativ measures 30 mm larger and 15 mm longer with 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height. Meanwhile, both the Yaris Ativ and the Vios own equal wheelbase of 2,550 mm, which makes the former almost identical in dimensions to the popular Vios. Therefore, it is said that similar to the case in Singapore, the Yaris Ativ 2018 should hit the Malaysian market as the next-gen Toyota Vios 2018.
The sedan is also an eco-car like its brother Yaris hatchback
The Yaris Ativ is driven by powered by a 1.2L 3NR-FE powertrain
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The Singaporean-spec Vios is powered by a 1.5L 2NR-FE Dual VVT-i engine which produces 105 hp and 140 Nm of torque. In Thailand market, the Toyota Yaris Ativ 2018 is offered with 5 versions: S, G, E, J and J Eco. The J and J Eco variants are armed with 14’’ J and J Eco while others receive 15’’ alloys. The S and G versions are furnished with halogen projectors headlights.
In comparison, the E version gets a beige cabin and is priced at 559,000 baht (about P938,000) while the top-of-the-line S variant (635,000 baht, equal to P1,065,000) boasts a full-black interior with seats highlighted by the red pattern.
The E version gets a beige cabin
The top-of-the-line S variant boasts a full-black interior with seats highlighted by the red pattern
All versions are provided with standard VSC and 7 airbags. Especially, the S is pampered with a more modern package including a 7’’ touchscreen head unit, a 4.2’’ multi-info display, keyless entry, 6 speakers, push start, Optitron instrument cluster and automatic air-con.
According to latest car news, the next-iteration Toyota Vios 2018 has been spotted testing on Philippine roads. Let's wait and see if this sedan will be brought to the upcoming Manila International Auto Show.
In Thai market, the Toyota Yaris Ativ 2018 is offered with 5 versions