Published on April 9th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez1
Toyota Yaris Is Just A Week Away From Launch
Yes, there is a brand new Toyota coming toshowrooms and it is a hatchback. Called ‘Yaris’ this is not the first timeToyota has sold a Yaris in Malaysia and you probably have forgotten the name ordid not come across this compact reliable machine until now as before it wasimported into Malaysia which meant its asking price was higher than expectedfor the market to embrace it fully.
The new Toyota Yaris makes a stronger stylestatement, displaying new front and rear designs that give the car a strongerharmony of design and project a more active and dynamic look. The appearance isalso more refined, with detailing in the bodywork and the cabin and new colourchoices that enhance the model’s already high levels of perceived quality.
Changes to the interior promote a moremodern feel, in particular with new colours, trims and improvements to theinstruments and controls. All versions apart from the Entry grade model nowfeature a multi-information display in the driver’s instrument binnacle.
Increased customer choice extends to atried and tested reliable and efficient 1.5-litre petrol engine, designed to address“real world” fuel economy. The new unit delivers more power and torquethan the previous engine, yet also posts an improvement in fuel economy.
Toyota’s approach to the new Yaris is notjust about improving the car, but also creating a stronger model range designedto meet the requirements and preferences of a wider and increasingly selectivecustomer base with a wider choice of the contrast exterior paintwork finishes whichalso includes a new grade, designed to give the car’s style and detailing amore elegant direction.
The focus for changes to the Yaris’interior was to keep the look and ambience of the cabin feeling fresh and modern,introducing new trim details and upgrading the instrumentation and controls toensure excellent ergonomics and HMI (human-machine interface) performance.
Different information and vehicle data canbe selected and adjusted using control switches on the multi-function steeringwheel, which itself has a new look with the addition of piano black triminserts. A new chrome trim frames the combimeter, adding to the more refinedeffect.
Other detail changes include new instrument illumination and a more streamlined, seamless execution of the multimedia screen and controls in the centre console, including new switches that are both neater in appearance and easier to operate.