Automotive UMW Toyota Yaris facelift

Published on November 2nd, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin


Toyota Yaris Facelift Now Open for Booking

This new Toyota Yaris updates more than just the looks.

UMW Toyota Motor announced today that the facelifted Toyota Yaris is now open for booking. The hatchback was first launched in Malaysia in April 2019.

Available in three variants – J, E dan G, the new Yaris sports a more aggressive-looking front bumper and a redesigned fog lamp housing. Gone are the daytime running lights positioned below the headlights – they are now integrated into the headlight clusters.

Speaking of headlights, the Yaris gets triple bezel fully LED units with a follow-me-home function as standard across the range. While the nip-and-tuck on the front end is noticeable, the rear end doesn’t seem to have changed very much.

Looks aside, Toyota has also improved the safety of the Yaris with the inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), which comprises a pre-collision system (PCS) as well as a lane departure alert (LDA).

Other safety features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and front and rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

As for infotainment, there is a 7-inch display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, the E and G variants get a Vehicle Telematics System.

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Check out the press release for more information:


Restyled, reinforced safety features and equipped with raised standards of convenience and connectivity, the newly-revised Toyota Yaris projects a more dominant attitude to reaffirm its on-the-road presence and appeal with a sportier, dynamic and charismatic personality.

Fusing sophistication with sportiness, the Yaris gain subtle enhancements for a more commanding presence, now emerging with an entirely re profiled front end to give it a more aggressive front silhouette.

This distinction is made by an all-new front bumper design which comes fitted with a front aerokit, front grille, triple bezel fully LED Headlights, and repositioned Fog Lights on more pronounced and carved front bumper -design cues that are strongly reminiscent of the all-new Corolla and flagship Camry.

In addition, the newly-designed and eye-catching triple bezel headlights are also equipped with follow-me-home function for both safety and convenience, and will be available throughout the introductory, intermediate and top of the range J, E and G variants respectively.

“The revised Yaris is built to excite and exceed standards,” affirms President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Ravindran K.

“It’s about giving an already vibrant model a more dynamic and charismatic personality, and this is a strong reflection of Toyota’s global commitment moving forward. We will continue to offer customers vehicles equipped with advanced safety features, unwavered reliability, performance and convenience throughout our product range, but it is equally important that these vehicles must have a strong presence and be exciting to own, experience and drive.”

The Yaris was launched as CKD model back in April 2019, has been consistently No. 1 in Non-National hatchback segment until today. With the further enhancement of the design and features, UMW Toyota is confident that it will maintain its market leadership in this segment.

With safety remaining a top priority for Toyota, even models like Yaris will continue to be infused with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) features. The revised model comes equipped with a host of additional advanced safety features and now includes a pre-collision system (PCS) in which an integrated camera and radar system helps to reduce the risk of colliding with a preceding car. The system works from 15km/h able to alert the driver once it detects vehicle within the colliding distance and further assist to reduce the vehicle speed as additional support to the driver. A lane departure alert (LDA) helps avoiding unintended lane change through visual alert in Multi Info Display and beeping sound to the driver. This system works at the vehicle speed of 50km/h and above and can be turned off if the driver wishes to and a 3D 360-degree panoramic view monitor giving the driver a surround and unobstructed front, rear, top, sides and three dimensional virtual views of the vehicle.

These features complement safety systems already built-into the Yaris that includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and Front as well as Rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

For our customers’ quick access and convenience to personalized favorite entertainment and navigation applications, connectivity and infotainment in the revised Yaris is topped with a 7” inch Android Auto-Ready & Apple CarPlay (AACP). Vehicle Telematics System is now made as a standard feature for Yaris (G&E variants) as part of the company’s direction in expanding the Connectivity under the 360-T Plus brand experience.

Platinum White Pearl will be a new colour offered for the Yaris. Customers however, can continue to have the choice of Red Mica Metallic and Silver Metallic.

Available for bookings at all authorized Toyota showrooms nationwide from today, the revised Yaris is backed by a comprehensive 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage. Prices will be announced soon and customers will continue to benefit from the current waived sales tax for new and locally assembled vehicles. Customers also will be able to perform online booking of this new model in UMW Toyota official website starting 2nd November ’20.

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