Toyota Yaris 2018 to arrive in the Philippines this month

Updated Oct 07, 2020 | Same topic: Most Updated Car Concept

It is expected that the Toyota Yaris 2018 will hit the local market with a new top of the line version.

Back in September, Toyota launched the significantly upgraded Yaris 2018 in Thailand. At that time, this stirred up a rumor that the new model would also come to the Philippines soon. And now, the rumor comes true! Toyota has recently announced that the Toyota Yaris 2018 will walk in the country this month. According to the latest car news, the Philippine unit will be sourced from the Thai-spec Yaris but will be slightly tweaked.

Angular front of a Toyota Yaris 2018

Toyota launched the significantly upgraded Yaris 2018 in Thailand in September

For starters, the car boasts a “Keen Look” design which offers a heftier body. Now, it comes up with a handful of changes at the front fascia including bigger and upswept headlights, more chubby bumpers, reshaped foglight housings and larger center air intakes, providing the Yaris a fresh and athletic makeover.

Angular front of a new Toyota Yaris 2018

The car boasts a “Keen Look” design

Moving to its side and rear fascia, the hatchback gets new panels and a refreshed sheetmetal. At the side, the doors now get more creases while the rear has a more rounded appearance. Additionally, to fit the new design in the tailgate, tail lights get wider and the rear windshield is also larger.

Toyota Yaris 2018 Hatchback

On top of that, good news coming to the Philippines is that the Toyota Yaris 2018 will make its local debut with a new top-of-the-line version. With this high-end model, the 1.5S will replace the 1.5G. It is also adorned with advanced features such as LED headlights, a traction control, a stability control, a rear spoiler, a smart entry and start system, sportier accents, and paddle shifters.

A Toyota Yaris 2018 on the road

The Toyota Yaris 2018 will make its local debut with a new top-of-the-line version

It is also suggested that the new 1.5S variant will be powered by the same engine as the current Toyota Yaris – the 1.5L engine which is capable of doling out 106 hp and 140 Nm of torque, working in conjunction with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), along with 7-speed mode.

Still, there is no additional information revealed for the base and mid-range variants. Also, no words on the Philippine-specToyota Yaris 2018 prices but in Thail market, the hatchback is priced at 479,000 baht (P740,845).

While waiting for the official prices, let's take a look at the current Toyota Yaris 2017 variants and prices in the Philippines:

Toyota Yaris 2017 prices in the Philippines
 Variants Price 
 Toyota Yaris 1.3 E MT ₱745,000
 Toyota Yaris 1.3 E AT ₱795,000
 Toyota Yaris 1.5 G AT ₱885,000 

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Toyota Yaris

Like its brothers in other Southeast Asian markets, the Philippine-spec Toyota Yaris is a five-door subcompact hatchback based on the Toyota Vios sedan. Locally, it is available in two variants: the Yaris E 1.3 AT and the Yaris S 1.5 AT. Toyota Yaris price Philippines starts at ₱973,000 for the entry-level E 1.3 AT, while the top-of-the-line Toyota Yaris S 1.5 AT is priced at ₱1,114,000

Both trims of the 2023 Toyota Yaris Philippines utilize a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 106 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque. For both Yaris variants, both come with a continuously variable transmission with a paddle shifter manual-mode. 

Size-wise, the Toyota Yaris measures 4,140mm long, 1,730mm wide, and 1,500mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,550mm, and a ground clearance of 140mm. 

In the local market, the Toyota Yaris’ competitors includes the likes of the Volkswagen Santana GTS, Honda City hatchback, Mazda2, Suzuki Swift, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,114,000