Facelifted Toyota Yaris Revealed In Thailand

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The Yaris XP150 was initially released in 2013, and Thailand has recently seen a significant update. This is the third big upgrade, and it adds more safety and connectivity features along with a better appearance.

The Yaris' appearance has been modernized using Toyota's "Hammerhead Design" aesthetic. With a nod to the first-generation Prius, the L-shaped headlamps are thinner and hug the bulging nose. On the profile, which is essentially carried over from the outgoing model, things are less divisive. The redesigned diffuser and ornamental inlets are the only alterations to the tail, which is also immediately recognized.

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As we noticed three distinct screen options in the press materials, the infotainment system has a larger 9-inch touchscreen inside, at least for the higher-spec cars.

Also, the Yaris received dual USB-C connectors for the rear passengers as well as upgraded materials for the seat upholstery.

The facelifted Yaris still has access to key ADAS like the blind spot monitor and the rear cross-traffic alert despite the Toyota Safety Sense suite not being as robust as in other regions.

The Thai-specific Toyota Yaris's 1.2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine, which generated 91 horsepower and 109 Nm of torque in its predecessor, is still available. Like before, a CVT automatic gearbox is used to exclusively deliver power to the front axle.

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For this model of Yaris, various trims are offered. Among other additions, the Lusso package adds more front bumper fins, an extension to the rear spoiler, and a center tailpipe on the diffuser. The Yaris Presto, on the other hand, pushes the hot hatch aesthetic even farther with its splitter, side skirts, rear wing, and dual tailpipes atop the sizable diffuser. Given all of those components, it is difficult to predict what would happen if there was a GR Sport, much less a GR version of the XP150.

The Toyota Yaris in the image is unrelated to the DNGA-based Yaris Ativ / Vios sedan (AC100), which is also offered in Thailand, and to the TNGA-based variant (XP210) which is sold in Europe and Japan. Instead, the outdated, cost-effective EFC platform serves as the foundation for the Thai-spec Yaris hatchback (X150), which debuted in 2013. In 2017, 2020, and 2023, it had three consecutive facelifts.


In Thailand, you can currently get the new Toyota Yaris for as little as $16,217. It is unclear if this makeover will be given in the other regions where the XP150 is now sold, such as Latin America, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

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