This is the 2021 Toyota Yaris with the new Vios face

Updated Dec 15, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The hatchback sibling of the Vios debuts in Thailand.

One month into the release of the facelifted Vios in the country, the design blueprint already made its way to Thailand. Toyota Motor Thailand recently launched the 2021 Yaris, the hatchback sibling of the Vios (or Ativ in Thailand).

The 2021 Toyota Yaris is offered with a base entry variant, mid-spec Sport variant, and top-spec Sport Premium variant.

The new 2021 Toyota Yaris

The new 2021 Toyota Yaris

Looking at the new Yaris, the appealing dual-tone paint scheme is the first thing you’ll probably notice. Toyota Motor Thailand is offering the top-spec Yaris with four exterior colors along with a black roof.

It can have the following exterior colors: Platinum White Pearl, Red Mica Metallic, Citrus Mica Metallic, and Cyan Metallic.

Since the new Toyota Yaris comes with the front face design found in the facelifted Vios, the hatchback now displays a more aggressive look. The glossy black front grille and sharp LED headlights give the Yaris a strong, powerful, and composed demeanor.

Front fascia view of the new Yaris

Thanks to the update, the new Yaris comes with a more aggressive front fascia

Inside, the Toyota Yaris is installed with a 6.7-inch infotainment touchscreen that’s integrated with Apple CarPlay. It also comes with a Smart Device Link as well as a voice recognition feature.

Moreover, the new Toyota Yaris is equipped with smart entry, push start system, leather seats, a black color finish, and two USB charging ports for the rear passengers.

The facelifted Toyota Yaris that debuted in Thailand is powered by a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that delivers 91 hp and 109 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with shift lock in all its variants.

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A Yaris in a park

This is the Cyan Metallic paint finish with a black roof

One of the major updates of the new Yaris is the Toyota Safety Sense that’s available in the top-spec Sport Premium variant. The Toyota Safety Sense includes advanced technologies such as pre-collision system (PCS) and lane departure alert (LDA).

Other safety features available in all variants include an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, SRS airbags (front and side), traction control, vehicle stability control, and hill-start assist control.

>>> Related: Here's what the new Toyota Yaris Cross looks like in the metal

Interior view of the facelifted Yaris

Interior view of the facelifted Yaris

With all the features said, Toyota absolutely brought the Yaris Thai-spec to a whole new level. As much as we love to have it here, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has yet to announce if the new Yaris will be brought here.

But, TMP has been launching new cars one after another. The most recent addition to TMP’s model lineup is the Corolla Cross, which is a five-seater compact crossover that’s available with a hybrid powertrain option.

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Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris is another subcompact hatchback offering from Toyota. It is a perfect vehicle for individuals with an active lifestyle because of its youthful vibe. The current version of this subcompact hatchback looks stylish and modern compared to its predecessor. The redesigned front exudes a premium and very trendy look. Inside, the five-seater Yaris features a 6.75-inch touchscreen entertainment display, and a 60:40 foldable rear seat to make additional room for the already spacious 326-liter cargo space. This subcompact hatchback is known for providing exceptional in-cabin comfort levels. The spacious cabin, particularly at the rear part, is massively impressive, considering the car size. The seats also offer under-thigh support and great cushioning. ABS with brake assist and brake distribution, complete set of airbags, and immobilizer with alarm are a standard feature in the Toyota Yaris. Toyota Yaris provides two engine options. The first option is the smaller 1.3-liter with an output of 98 hp and 124 Nm of torque. The second one is a bigger 1.5-liter unit that produces 106 hp of power and torque of 140 Nm. It comes in a total of two variants with base variant price at Php 973,000.

From ₱973,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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