2023 Toyota Yaris receives an update in Malaysia; price increases

2023 Toyota Yaris receives an update in Malaysia; price increases

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's best-selling non-national B-segment hatchback, the Toyota Yaris, has recently received a significant update. The car benefits from exterior styling tweaks, a fresh interior ambience, and new technology features that ensure it continues to lead the pack in the highly competitive market.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What's new on the 2023 Toyota Yaris?

    The 2023 Toyota Yaris receives a few styling tweaks, a fresh interior ambiance, and new technology features.
  • How much does the new 2023 Toyota Yaris cost?

    UMW Toyota offers the new Yaris in two variants - 1.5E and 1.5G, priced at RM 88,000 and RM 91,600 respectively.
  • Let’s know the new Toyota Yaris in detail - 

    UMW Toyota offers the new Yaris in two variants - 1.5E and 1.5G, priced at RM 88,000 and RM 91,600, respectively. Included in the price is a full 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.

    2023 Toyota Yaris

    With a tagline of "Dare To Live: Amp Up Your Vibe", the new Yaris targets younger male and female Gen-Z audiences and complements their modern, forward-thinking sense of style. It comes with sporty new front and rear skirting and a new two-tone paint finish paired with a black roof.

    The car is being offered in 5 colour combinations with Red Mica Metallic and Platinum White Pearl colours available in single or two-tone options, however, the Silver Metallic finish comes in single-tone only.

    2023 Toyota Yaris

    Inside, the customers get a bigger infotainment display measuring 9 inches, which replaced the older 7.0-inch unit. The new display also supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard. Among the other updates are - 

    • Wireless mobile charging pad as standard
    • New design for fabric seats
    • USB ports updated to the current Type-C format
    • A new sporty Optitron instrument gauge metre with red and white graphics
    • Front driving video recorder as standard
    • A soft leather steering wheel with paddle shifters (1.5G only)
    • A pre-installed RFID tag and parking aid sensors (1.5G only)

    2023 Toyota Yaris

    As before, both variants of the hatchback are powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder DOHC Dual VVT-i engine generating a maximum power of 107 PS and a peak torque of 140 Nm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic transmission.

    2023 Toyota Yaris

    The safety pack also remains unchanged with both variants loaded with a host of safety features, including 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Toyota Safety Sense Pre-collision System and Lane Departure Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 3D panoramic view monitor and more.

    2023 Toyota Yaris

    Upon introducing the new Toyota Yaris, President of UMW Toyota Motor Datuk Ravindran K. said, "There is a growing population of youth who are the trend-setters of the future - the Tik-Tok Generation who prioritises style and social standing, and are ambitious and self-expressive. The new Toyota Yaris is the vehicle that delivers on their expectations for their main ride.”

    "We feel this new edition will appeal to the Gen-Zs in every aspect. From its stylish exterior appearance that will appease their social status, while the advanced technology such as the larger audio entertainment unit, coupled with the Toyota Safety Sense features will enhance the driving comfort and gives them a peace of mind each time they get behind the wheel. We are sure the "Dare To Live: Amp Up Your Vibe" tagline will jive perfectly with this generation's personalities," he added.

    Also read: UMW Toyota registers 13% y-o-y growth in August 2023

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