Toyota Motor Thailand has launched the 2018 Toyota Yaris with an updated exterior and interior design. The launch of the new Yaris takes place around a month after that of its sedan derivative, the Yaris ATIV.
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The new Yaris hatchback bears the same front fascia as its sedan sibling. It features an expansive V-shape air intake with integrated LED pilot lamps towards the upper corners. Circular fog lamps are housed in ice hockey stick shaped black inserts. The headlamps have been re-profiled with the lower edge tapering upwards near the grille.
At the rear, the boot lid gets sheet metal changes accompanied by new split tail lamps with horizontal LED signature. There is also a new 15-inch alloy wheel design on offer. Toyota is offering the Yaris in seven colors – Citrus Mica Metallic, Orange Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Super White II, Silver Metallic, Grey metallic, and Attitude Black Mica.
The dashboard layout of the 2018 Toyota Yaris is identical to the Yaris ATIV sedan. However, it does not get the 7-inch touchscreen audio unit. Instead, there’s a 2-DIN audio setup with Bluetooth, USB, and AUX support. Features on offer on the top-spec G trim include an Optitron instrument console, smart entry and push-button start, MID, auto air-conditioning, and electrically adjustable and retractable rear view mirrors. Safety features include dual front, curtain shield and driver’s knee airbags, ABS with EBD, VSC, TRC, and HAC.
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The 2018 Toyota Yaris continues to be powered with the 3NR-FE 1.2-litre Dual VVT-i engine which develops 86 PS and 108 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a standard CVT gearbox.
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