Toyota unveiled the facelifted version of the Yaris in Thailand, coming with changes mostly in the exterior and safety department.
2023 Toyota Yaris
With the updates, the 2023 Toyota Yaris gets a more distinct face as compared to its subcompact sedan twin, the Vios. After all, the two now don’t share the same underpinning following the Toyota Vios’ use of the all-new Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform.
Exterior-wise, the 2023 Toyota Yaris is fitted with new headlights that look sharper and sportier. Another major revision is the new ultra-wide grille, which gets more character than the straightforward design of the outgoing version.
The facelifted hatch gets a more striking appeal
Over to the back, the sporty aesthetic continues as the Japanese automaker added a new diffuser-style trim on the rear bumper. For the 2023 Thai-spec model, it is made available with a new exterior color called Cement Gray Metallic, which is said to go well with the hatchback’s two-tone paint scheme.
Inside, the layout should look familiar to those who have seen at least the outgoing version before. The top-of-the-line Toyota Yaris Premium S comes with a combination of black and red interior theme, adding sporty touches for passengers to see.
The black and red interior theme
While the interior appears to remain untouched, the automaker did add a USB Type-C charging port, adapting to the technological advancements among smartphones. This can also future-proof the reworked hatchback for the years to come.
Tech & Safety
One of the few changes in the interior is the upsizing of the infotainment screen, which now spans nine inches. Aside from on-road entertainment, the screen can display the vehicle’s 360-degree camera view as part of the addition of the brand’s Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) called Toyota Safety Sense.
The new Yaris now has Toyota Safety Sense
Available in the Thai-spec model’s Premium and Premium S, the hatchback’s Toyota Safety Sense package is equipped with Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision System, and Lane Departure Alert.
Engine & Powertrain
No changes were made under the hood. This means that the Yaris is still powered by the same 1.2-liter 3NR-FKE engine as standard, which is capable of generating 91 horsepower and 109 Nm of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), paired with a stop-and-start system.
Sportier-looking and safer
Here is the price list of the 2023 Thai-spec Toyota Yaris:
- Yaris Sport – 559,000 Baht (or around Php 879,000)
- Yaris Smart – 619,000 Baht (Php 974,000)
- Yaris Premium – 679,000 Baht (Php 1.068 million)
- Yaris Premium S – 694,000 Baht (Php 1.092 million)
In comparison to the current PH-spec model, we can get our hands on the pre-facelift Yaris with a price that ranges from Php 973,000 to Php 1,114,000.
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Know more about Toyota Yaris 2023
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 2023 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.
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