Wapcar Automotive News – First introduced in 2006, Toyota Yaris is one of the popular B-segment sedans in Malaysia. The car received significant upgrades last December, not only improving the exterior and interior styling but also lengthening the feature list and enhancing the safety shield.
It is available in three different versions – the basic J, the mid-range E and the high-end G powered by the same factory. Prices start at RM70,940 (on road excluding insurance and including SST exemption) and go up to RM84,808.
The nickname of Toyota Yaris has been quite famous in world markets. However, unlike the global market where the Yaris sedan is more famous than Toyota Yaris used car Malaysia, India has received a sedan version of the car. However, because there was no diesel option and most buyers preferred rivals like the Honda City and Hyundai Verna, the Yaris never enjoyed much success in the Indian market.
And nearly three and a half years after its launch, the company decided to stop making cars due to declining sales. However, we think the Yaris sedan is a pretty good car and you can still get one on the used car market. But before you start looking, here are some pros and cons that you should consider first.
1. Toyota Yaris is a well-built car and comes with a good fit and finish inside and out. The car looks premium and solid, while the styling is also impressive. The Yaris also offers a spacious and comfortable cabin.
2. In terms of features, the Yaris is well-equipped, offering class-leading features like air gestures. The car also features a 7-inch touchscreen system with Wi-Fi access, navigation and Mirrorlink, a multi-function steering wheel, ambient lighting and roof-mounted vents. . And these have been from the second variant upwards.
3. The Yaris also comes with an impressive list of safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist as standard, while higher variants get seven airbags, and horizontal departure assist. slope as well as vehicle stability control. The Yaris sedan also earned a 5-star safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP crash tests.
4. Impressive interior set: The hatchback’s all-black interior is thoughtfully designed and has reasonably good features. All buttons are conveniently located and the material is also good. The dashboard integrates a new 4.2-inch color multi-information display and a new 7-inch touch screen, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
5. The kit also includes a Qi-compatible wireless charger, a smart entry system, automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system, and a power-adjustable rearview mirror. Not to mention the vehicle’s telematics system, which tracks the vehicle’s movements using technologies like GPS and GSM. In addition, the rear seats of the car can be folded down in a 60/40 ratio, providing more flexible space to accommodate additional or longer items.
6. Strong safety net: The Toyota Yaris is packed with safety features, including seven airbags (in all variants) and an advanced safety and driver assistance suite called ‘Toyota Safety Sense’ ‘. The latter includes a pre-collision system and lane departure warning that operates up to 50 km/h.
Other safety features include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, a 3D surround view monitor, front and rear parking sensors, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution. , lane assist, hill start assist and emergency stop signal.
1. The Yaris is only offered with a petrol engine and it’s not very powerful, especially the automatic version, which comes with a CVT and it doesn’t respond well either. The 6-speed manual transmission is the best variant to drive when shifting makes for quick action.
2. While the space inside the cabin is certainly impressive, the quality of some parts could certainly be better. Do note that the quality of parts made in plastic matters.
3. Yaris has been sold for 3 years, not a large displacement vehicle, so there will be very few options for used cars. And even if you do find one, it won’t be very cheap, as we don’t think you’ll find a good one under Rs 7,000,000.
4. Gentle acceleration: For everyday driving, the Toyota Yaris does not offer strong acceleration. It takes 11 seconds to run from 0 to 100 km/h. As such, there is not really a sense of excitement when behind the wheel.
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