After making its debut in the Philippines last month, the 2020 Toyota XP150 facelift has now officially launched in Thailand where the hatchback is marketed as Yaris and the sedan as Yaris Ativ.
The changes mimic those incorporated with the XP150 in Philippines with inverted trapezoidal grille flanked by vertically oriented fog lamp inserts on a redesigned front bumper & revised projector headlamps with L-shaped DRLs. Rest of the exterior remains pretty much identical to the pre-facelift model.
Both the Yaris hatchback and Yaris Ativ sedan share an identical variant line-up in Thailand, starting with the base Entry, followed by the Sport and the range-topping Sport Premium. In terms of equipment, the LED headlamps & LED fog lamps are fitted to Sport and Sport Premium variants, and they now come with automatic on/off and follow-me-home functions, while the Entry gets halogen headlights without DRLs. Similarly, the Entry only comes with 15-inch steel wheels and caps, while the other two versions are equipped with new 15-inch alloy wheels.
2020 Toyota Yaris Ativ facelift
Inside there is a familiar dashboard but with new silver metallic trim on the center stack. The top two variants come with features, including an Optitron instrument cluster, automatic air-conditioning and a 6.7-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay support. The Sport Premium version also gets a 4.2-inch multi-info display in the instrument cluster, 6 speakers, keyless entry and push button engine start, rear USB ports, an electrochromic rear-view mirror and leather upholstery.
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The top-spec Yaris & Yaris Ativ also gets Toyota Safety Sense suite, with two systems – Pre-Collision System (PCS) and Lane Departure Alert (LDA) included. Other safety equipment include 7 airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), traction control, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), ABS, EBD, brake assist, a reverse camera and seatbelt warning system for all seats.
2020 Toyota Yaris facelift
Both Yaris and Yaris Ativ in Thailand continue to be powered by the same 3NR-FKE 1.2 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that was updated last year. The engine serve up 92 hp and 109 Nm of torque, with a Super CVT-i transmission sending power to the front wheels, while offering a rated fuel economy of 23.3 km in a liter.
Pakistan just saw the launch of the XP150 Yaris pre-facelift, the sales of which are yet to pick up momentum as COVID-19 badly affected the launch of Toyota’s newest sedan in our market. And while the XP150 facelift has already started reaching global markets (launched in Philippines, Vietnam & now Thailand), it’s highly unlikely for us to get the facelift here any time soon.
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