After making a successful debut in Thailand, and Laos, the all-new Toyota Yaris sedan (D92A) has been launched in Saudi Arabia where it will compete against the likes of new Honda City and Nissan Sunny.
Unlike Thailand, which gets a 1.2L 3NR-VE engine under the hood, all 3 variants (Y, Y Plus, YX) of the new Yaris in the kingdom get the same engine that’s offered with Vios in the Laos market. It’s a 1NR-VE four-cylinder unit that produces 98 hp of power and 122 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT gearbox.
Fuel consumption is rated at 22.24 km per liter (1.2L engine in Thailand is evaluated at 19.89 km/liter), while Toyota claims with a 40 liter fuel tank filled up to the brim, the new Yaris can run up to 896 km.
In terms of equipment, the base Y variant gets LED headlights, a rear view camera, rear air-condition vents, key-less entry, and a 7-inch Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatible infotainment system as standard. Moving up, the Y Plus variant benefits from 16-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch digital speedometer, and digital air-condition controls. The biggest addition to this variant are active safety features, adding Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Pre-Collision System (PCS), and Lane Departure Alert (LDA).
The flagship YX variant, builds on the Y Plus by adding power-folding side mirrors, LED-combination tail lights, and a 9-inch screen paired to a 6-speaker setup, as well as high-grade fabric seats, automatic climate control, and a leather steering wheel.
The new Toyota Yaris in Saudi Arabia is priced at SAR 62,445 (~PKR 37.23 lac) for the base Y variant, the Y Plus is priced at SAR 68,425 (~PKR 40.80 lac) while the flagship YX costs SAR 74,405 (~PKR 44.36 lac).
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