Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan officially unveiled, looking like a Mazda 2 clone

Mar 28, 2018 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan is said to be a redesigned variant of the Mazda 2 sedan.

The Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan has been officially revealed after 3 years since its first debut in the West. The design may feel familiar to some because the Yaris sedan, which is currently in only available the US market, is basically a clone of the Mazda 2.

Walking around, the facelift receives a handful of updates in its exterior design. At the front fascia, the Yaris is adorned with revised headlights, a fresh honeycomb grille, along with some chrome and piano black highlights.

Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan angular front

The facelift receives a handful of updates in its exterior design

It is worth noting that the Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan comes available in up to 3 variants: the Yaris LE, Yaris L and the top-of-the-line Yaris XLE.

All versions boast a common package for equipment with low-speed automatic front emergency braking, a 60:40 split-folding rear seat, power windows and mirrors, cruise control and a 7’’ touchscreen infotainment system (different color palettes, similar MZD interface). Besides, a new set of 16’’ alloys with dark gunmetal finish, illuminated entry and glossier LED headlamps are also included in the package.

Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan dashboard area

All versions boast a 7’’ touchscreen infotainment system (different color palettes, similar MZD interface)

Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan seats

A 60:40 split-folding rear seat is also included in the equipment

Under the hood, the engine range gets no change, which is similar to the Mazda’s powertrain - a 1.5L direct injection Skyactiv petrol mill. The 1.5L is capable of doling out 106 hp and 103 ft-lb, mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. The manual gearbox’s fuel consumption measures at 6.7L/100 km (combined cycle) while the automatic’s number is 6.4L/100 km. An option for Sport Mode is also available.

Speaking of the Yaris’s safety features, the kit dubbed Active Safety System includes:

  • A Brake Over-Ride System
  • Dynamic Stability Control 
  • Electronic Brake-Force Distribution
  • Traction Control System
  • Anti-Lock Brake System 
  • Brake Assist 

Besides, tire pressure monitoring system and 6 airbags coming standard are also equipped. Especially, the Yaris has a Low-Speed Pre-Collision system which can check the road ahead for possible crashes and notify the driver by automatically activating the braking assistance and an audio/visual alert if the driver fails to respond.

Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan side view

The Yaris 2019 sedan comes now available in up to 3 variants

According to latest car news, no word on the Toyota Yaris 2019 sedan prices, but it is expected that the base variant Yaris L will get the same price tag as the current model in the US which is $16,995 (equivalent to about P889,000).

In the meantime, let’s check our table of the newest prices for the Toyota Yaris 2018 in the Philippines:

Toyota Yaris 2018 prices in the Philippines
Models 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
 Toyota Yaris 1.5 S AT P1,006,000 P1,040,000 P34,000
 Toyota Yaris 1.3 E AT P877,000 P927,000 P50,000
 Toyota Yaris 1.3 E MT P825,000 P875,000 P50,000