The 2018 Toyota Yaris Ativ has finally made its presence in Thailand. This is an all-new B-segment sedan from Toyota which is expected to “attack” Thai market with a total of five variants: J, J Eco, E, S and G.
Mainly sitting on the Vios platform, but to respect Thailand’s eco car rules, the new Yaris Ativ will use a far different engine. Specifically, the new sedan is equipped with the 3NR-FE 1.2-liter dual VVT-I 4-cylinder engine making 86 PS and 108 Nm of peak torque, paired with the only super CVT-i transmission.
The 2018 Toyota Yaris Ativ has finally made its presence in Thailand
Car fanatics used to have chance to admire a sneak preview of the 2018 Yaris Ativ through recently-leaked images. At those photos, it seems that Toyota’s latest sedan is just a re-styled Vios. However, let’s take a real look at this car; it’s curvier and more aggressive than what you’ve seen.
The new sedan is equipped with the 3NR-FE 1.2-liter dual VVT-I 4-cylinder engine
Dominating the front fascia is a larger lower grille, upswept headlights and new fog lamps. In spite of borrowing some traits from the already popular sedan, the new Yaris has more character line than its brother Vios. But more than that, a special set of tail lights in the Altiv are considerably longer than that of the Vios.
Interior-wise, the cabin strongly resembles the Vios with standard fabric seats
Interior-wise, the cabin strongly resembles the Vios with standard fabric seats. Nonetheless, a 7-inch touchscreen, 4.2-inch multi-info display, automatic air-conditioning in addition to keyless entry and start are only available in the top-spec S. Luckily, all variants will come with standard safety features including seven airbags, traction control, VSC, ABS and hill start assist.
2018 Toyota Yaris Ativ