Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines: Price, Specs Review, Release Date, Interior, Exterior, Pros & Cons

Dec 05, 2017
Preview the Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines in terms of price, specs, release date, interior, exterior, pros & cons through our brief review on Philkotse.com

Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines – Continue Making the Statement

The Toyota Yaris 2018 should have hit our shores last month. We've waited for months to see the all-new hot hatch. Albeit late, it's finally come. Yes, Toyota Motor Philippines has made the 2018 Yaris available for pre-orders at all Toyota dealers across the country.

2017 Toyota Yaris on the road

The Toyota Yaris 2018 has officially arrived in the Philippines

Today, Philkotse.com will pay the way for full details of the Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines via our Toyota Yaris 2018 Review so as that those who're taking this hatch into account can reach the right decision. With a youthful look, comfortable cabin and an adequate performance for daily trips, the all-new Yaris will certainly make you yearn for.

Toyota Yaris 2018 models

The all-new Yaris will certainly make you yearn for

2018 Toyota Yaris hatchback

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1. Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines: Exterior

The Toyota Yaris 2018 model is every inch sharper and more stylish when compared to the previous Yaris.

Toyota Yaris 2018 angular front

The 2018 model is every inch sharper and more stylish

Up front, the hatchback features the “Keen Look” design benefiting from the big brother Toyota Altis. Correspondingly, the slim headlights now make the room for upswept projector units with LED daytime running lights while a rounded profile is also applied to the front bumper. Reshaped fog lamp housing and larger center air intakes successfully finish off the front face.

Toyota Yaris 2018 front view

Up front, the hatchback features the “Keen Look” design

Toyota Yaris 2018 angular rear

The side and rear facets are also decked with new panels and sheet metal

The side and rear facets are also decked with new panels and sheet metal. More creases appear on the doors and 15-inch alloy wheel are much sleeker with new design. Rounded shape continues dominating the rear fascia where wider LED taillights have replaced the old-school ones and a larger rear windshield is also furnished. A new tailgate and a refreshed shark-fin antenna finish off the up-to-date look.

Toyota Yaris 2018 angular rear

Rounded shape continues dominating the rear fascia

In the Philippines, the Yaris 2018 has welcomed an all-new top-of-the-line variant dubbed “1.5S”. At the same time, the 1.5G has been removed from the family annals. For the 1.5S, LED headlights, red accents in its grille, side mirrors with turn indicators, and a sporty rear spoiler are offered. 

Toyota Yaris 2018 angular front

In the Philippines, the Yaris 2018 has welcomed an all-new top-of-the-line variant dubbed “1.5S”

In general, the Yaris, faithfully, is always extremely alluring and maybe is still the most striking hot hatch in the Philippine car world today.

2. Toyota Yaris 2018: Interior

ALL-NEW 2018 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

Similar to the exterior, the Toyota Yaris 2018 interior carries over some substantial refinements. Specifically, new modern dashboard will make you say “Whoa!” with an additional dial and a refreshed factory head unit in the meter panel. Also being set up in the cockpit is an Optitron meter panel, a steering wheel with audio/calls button, keyless entry with push start and a digital air-conditioning panel. When it comes to the 1.5S Yaris, paddle shifters and extra sportier accents will be exclusively fitted inside.

Toyota Yaris 2018 interior

The interior will come into most features of the Thai Yaris

Exclusive of those changes, the rest of the cabin remains unvarying with fabric seat covers, Toyota’s latest 7-inch infotainment screen compatible with Apple CarPlay, CD, MP3, USB, voice control with MirrorLink as well as Aux and Bluetooth connectivity. The 1.5S is blessed with automatic climate control, six speakers and power fol

Toyota Yaris 2018 dashboard

New modern dashboard will make you say “Whoa!”

In terms of space, the Yaris is very spacious and is engineered for busy and active lifestyle of modern Pinoys. With extended legroom, it is certain that you will have chance to experience the utmost comfort inside the hot hatch during every ride. Other than that, the cargo space is also upgraded so that the car now can store up to 326 liters of stuff.

Toyota Yaris 2018 seating

You will have chance to experience the utmost comfort inside the hot hatch

Toyota Yaris 2018 luggage trunk

The car now can store up to 326 liters of stuff

All in all, equipment in the 2018 Yaris is quite competitive for such a hatchback. Truthfully however, we still expect more work on the inside like the way the Japanese brand has done with the Yaris exterior.

Toyota Yaris 2018 cargo space

Equipment in the 2018 Yaris is quite competitive for such a hatchback

3. Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines: Safety Features

Being a B-segment hatchback cannot prevent the Yaris from being equipped with upscale safety features. The Yaris 2018 is more protective than ever thanks to:

  • Seven airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Braking Assistance (BA)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

Besides, standard features include Immobilizer, Security Alarm, Electronic Door Locks and ISOFIX.

4. Toyota Yaris 2018 Review: Engine & Performance

The new Toyota Yaris 1.5S variant uses the same 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine as the current top-spec Yaris 1.5G. As it stands, it can dish out 107 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque torque @ 4,200 rpm. This power permits the hatch to sprint from the stand still to 100 km/h within 9.8 seconds before topping out 180 km/h. The mill is solely mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with variable drive modes: SPORT, ECO and paddel shifters.

Toyota Yaris 2018 engine

The new Toyota Yaris 1.5S variant will likely use a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine

Concerning lower trims, perhaps the familiar 1.3-liter 1NR-FE powerplant with 99 hp and 123 Nm of torque will continue running the hatch. The engine comes aired to the same CVT in addition to a 5-speed manual.

As a city commuter, the Yaris performance is adequate, let alone its impressive fuel economy. When you crawl during horrible traffic in the city, the Yaris consumes only 8.8 km/L at average speed of 13 km/h. On the highway roads, meanwhile, it generates decent fuel consumption of 15.3 km/L at 91 km/h on average.

Toyota Yaris 2018 on the city road

As a city commuter, the Yaris performance is adequate

On the topic of ride and drive, it’s surprisingly comfortable for a small hatch. Assuredly, you cannot expect to drive a Camry yet the Yaris is passable. Due to tuned suspension system together with comfortable seating, passing city potholes is not a burden at all to the Yaris. As well as that, brakes system is also reworked; to be specific, the 1.3E comes with rear drums while the 1.5S has disc brakes.

That said, we still hope for more improvement for the Yaris. Altering the CVT appears to be impossible but Toyota could carry out some modifications to enhance the throttle response as long as the fuel efficiency is kept. Regarding steering, an addition of a telescopic function would be perfect. Lastly, noise isolation also needs ameliorating.

5. Toyota Yaris 2018 Price in the Philippines

In Thailand, Toyota is offering its new Yaris in seven colours, including:

  1. Super White II
  2. Silver Metallic
  3. Grey metallic
  4. Citrus Mica Metallic
  5. Red Mica Metallic
  6. Orange Metallic
  7. Attitude Black Mica

As a result of such prominent enhancements, the Toyota Yaris 2018 price is a bit pricier than that of the Toyota Yaris 2017.

Toyota Yaris 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price
Toyota Yaris 1.3 E MT ₱825,000
Toyota Yaris 1.3 E AT ₱877,000
Toyota Yaris 1.5 S ₱1,006,000

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6. Toyota Yaris 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Toyota Yaris 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Overall
Name Toyota Yaris 1.5 S AT
Body Type Hatchback
Transmission Type CVT
Dimensions
Length 4,115 mm
Width 1,700 mm
Height 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,550 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Turning Circle 10.2 m
Trunk Capacity 326 L
Max Cargo 326 L
Number of Doors 5
Number of Seats 5
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 1.5 L
Displacement 1,497 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category CVT with Sequential Shift
Max Output 107 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Acceleration Rate 9.8s
Top Speed 180 km/h
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 42 L
Fuel Consumption 7.0 L/100 km
CO2 Emission 79.0 g/km
Range 600 km
Safety Features
Driver's Airbag Yes
Front Passenger's Airbag Yes
ABS Yes, with EBD
Brake Assist Yes
Electronic Brake Distribution Yes
Electronic Door Locks Yes
Security Alarm Yes
Immobilizer Yes
ISOFIX Yes
Features & Technology
Wheel Size 15 in
Wheels Material Alloy
Airconditioning System Manual Cooler, Dial Type Control with Chrome Accent
Entertainment System
  • 7-inch Touchscreen Display
  • CD
  • MP3
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • Aux
  • Voice Control
  • MirrorLink
  • 6 Speakers
Connectivity
  •  Aux
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
Power Steering Yes
Power Windows Yes

7.  Toyota Yaris 2018 Review: Pros & Cons

 Toyota Yaris 2018 Review: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Very modern and stylish design
  • Good interior space
  • Smooth handling
  • Fuel-efficient
  • Affordable price
Cons
  • Lack of diesel variant
  • Lack of advanced safety features

8. Toyota Yaris 2018 Philippines: Conclusion

By and large, when putting the Toyota Yaris next to other hatches, it’s extremely offer a distinct proposition and is worth of your consideration. Even, some say that the Yaris is not much at odds with its brother Vios.

“The famous hatchback will definitely be a vehicle that people will look in awe,” according to Toyota.

At the end, expectedly our review for the 2018 Yaris has brought you a brief overview of the new hot hatch. Wait for what? Rush to the nearest Toyota dealership right now as the 2018 Yaris has already been available for booking.

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