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.

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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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Know more about Toyota Yaris 2022

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 2021-2022 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

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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