Peeping Into the New Thai-Spec Toyota Yaris Ativ Facelift

Toyota in August 2020, introduced a mid-life refresh (facelift) to the XP150 Toyota Yaris Ativ sedan in Thailand, exactly 3 years after it made its debut back in August 2017. The facelift carries visual enhancements and an array of improvements over the pre-facelift models.

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In terms of dimensions the 2020 Yaris Ativ facelift remains exactly same as the pre-facelift model measuring 4,425mm in length, 1,730 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height while having the same 2,550 mm wheelbase.

Under the hood, the facelift gets 1.2-liter petrol four-cylinder engine (3NR-FXE) with an electrically operated dual variable-valve timing producing 92hp of power and 109Nm of torque. With the new addition of automatic stop/start, the Yaris Ativ is now able to achieve 23.3km/l, no more than 100g/km of CO2 and Euro 5 emission standard. Originally, the Yaris Ativ’s 3NR-FE engine made 86hp and 108Nm that met the Eco Car-1 regulations of 20 km/l, 120g/km and Euro 4. Transmission remains same– that is CVT automatic with Sport mode.

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Bear in mind the Toyota Yaris Ativ in Thailand has to comply with stringent Eco Car-2 regulations, which require:

  • CO2 emissions not more than 100g/km
  • Euro-V Emission Standard
  • Fuel consumption not less than 23.25 km per liter
  • ABS, EBD, BA as standard across entire range
  • VSA & balance control systems as standard across entire range

Exterior of 2020 Toyota Yaris Ativ facelift

To run through, the changes incorporated with the 2020 Yaris Ativ facelift in Thailand are:

  • Revised LED headlights with DRLs
  • Revised front grille
  • Newly designed front bumpers
  • New set of 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto headlight-off feature added
  • Follow-me-home lighting system added
  • New & improved interior material
  • 2 USB charging ports added for rear passengers
  • Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear-view mirror with automatic dimming
  • Pre-Collision Warning System
  • Lane Departure Alert
  • 2 new exterior body colors introduced

Safety systems in 2020 Toyota Yaris Ativ facelift

Standard safety & driving assistance systems with the new 2020 Yaris Ativ facelift which are present all across the range includes:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA)
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Traction Control (TRC)
  • HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control)
  • 7 airbags (front/ side/ curtain/ knee)
Yaris Ativ facelift (L) vs pre-facelift (R)

Exterior highlights include projector headlights, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights, shark Fin antenna, electrically adjustable and folding side mirrors with built-in turn signal and rear high-mounted LED safety stop lamp.

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Inside there is an all black monotone or beige/black dual tone theme depending on the variant. Features worth mentioning include but not limited to electric power steering (EPS), 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, 4-way front passenger seat adjustment, 2-way adjustable steering, leather steering wheel, audio and MID screen controls on the steering wheel, 4.2 inch TFT color display MID driving information screen, Optitron fluorescent meter cluster, automatic air conditioning system, audio system with radio AM/ FM/ CD/ MP3/ WMA with DVD player, 6.7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with USB/ AUX connectivity, HDMI connector & Micro SD Card support, Voice Calling System/ Voice Call Recognition, Bluetooth connectivity and 6 speakers.

Interior & equipment of Yaris Ativ facelift

Features which vary according to trim level include:

  • Automatic engine start/ stop system (eco-idling)
  • Automatic headlight & Follow-me-home system
  • Smart keyless entry system
  • Push button engine start
  • Built-in front & rear cam recorder
  • Rear parking assistance with distance sensor
  • Reversing camera assist
  • Immobilizer/ anti-theft alarm system

Available in 3 trims, the 2020 Toyota Yaris Ativ facelift in Thailand is priced as:

  • Entry- THB 539,000 (PKR 28.22 lac)
  • Sports- THB 599,000 (PKR 31.36 lac)
  • Sports Premium- THB 674,000 (PKR 35.28 lac)
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