2021 Toyota Yaris now available for pre-order with P973K starting price

Updated Dec 23, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto now standard across all variants.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is on a roll this year as it launches new models one after another. Since introducing the new Wigo last June 2020, TMP brought in the updated versions of the Vios, Hilux, and the Fortuner. Moreover, the brand introduced the Corolla Cross as its challenger in the competitive crossover segment. 

Now, before everyone gets to enjoy this year’s Noche Buena, TMP officially launched the 2021 Yaris hatchback featuring a restyled exterior and a revamped interior. It still comes with the same engine options that can either be a 1.5-liter or 1.3-liter gasoline. But, the Yaris has now integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

2021 Toyota Yaris front

The 2021 Toyota Yaris

Since the Yaris is the hatchback sibling of the Toyota Vios, it has a similar front end design. The 2021 Yaris is fitted with a large mesh-type grille as well as sharp-looking headlights that come in LED on the top-spec 1.5 S variant. The headlights are also integrated with daytime running lights, while the fog lamps are now LED. Toyota’s subcompact hatchback also gets a new bumper design, which is arguably better-looking as compared to the outgoing model.

2021 Toyota Yaris side

The 2021 Yaris gets a new set of alloy wheels

Turning at the side, the 2021 Toyota Yaris is characterized by sharp lines. It sits on a new set of 15-inch two-tone machine-finish alloy wheels across all variants. The new Yaris also features a glossy piano black accent that complements its exterior paint and chrome door handles.

2021 Toyota Yaris rear

2021 Toyota Yaris has a sporty rear

The rear is also fitted with a distinctive piano black accent that is placed between the taillights. The rear bumper, on the other hand, adds muscle to the sporty looking Toyota Yaris. This subcompact hatchback also has a spoiler and a shark-fin antenna.

Inside, the 2021 Yaris has a dark interior theme with silver and glossy black accent. It has the same interior layout as the outgoing model but the 2021 Yaris gets a new seat design. Speaking of which, the top-spec 1.5 S Yaris variant has leather seats with blue stitching. In addition, the Yaris’ 6.75-inch infotainment touchscreen now comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all variants. This means that you can seamlessly connect your smartphone to the Yaris’ infotainment system.

2021 Toyota Yaris interior

Interior of the 2021 Toyota Yaris

In terms of safety features, the 2021 Toyota Yaris is equipped with seven airbags as standard. It also has Vehicle Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist, Anti-Lock Brake System, among others. Of note, the 1.5 S Yaris variant has speed-sensing door locks.

Under the hood, the 2021 Yaris is powered by either a 1.5-liter or 1.3-liter gasoline engine. The 1.5-liter engine delivers 106 hp and 140 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.3-liter power unit generates 98 hp and 123 Nm. Both engines are mated to a continuously variable transmission. And yes, TMP will no longer be offering the Yaris with a manual transmission.

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2021 Toyota Yaris

2021 Toyota Yaris in Cyan Metallic paint

The 2021 Toyota Yaris comes with a starting price of Php 973,000 for the 1.3 E variant while the 1.5 S is priced at Php 1,114,000. Toyota’s subcompact hatchback is also available with a new exterior paint dubbed Cyan Mettalic. Other available colors for the 2021 Toyota Yaris are Citrus Mica Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, and Super White II.

Interested individuals can now make reservations for the new Yaris. TMP added that the retail sales of the 2021 Yaris will start on January 13, 2021.

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Know more about Toyota Yaris 2021

Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is another subcompact hatchback offering from Japanese marque 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

Martin Aguilar

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