Toyota Yaris (XP150)

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Toyota Yaris (XP150)
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2018 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NSP151, Indonesia)
Overview
Also called
  • Toyota Yaris L (China)
  • Toyota Yaris Sport (Chile & Argentina; hatchback)
  • Toyota Yaris ATIV (Thailand; sedan)
  • Toyota Vios (Asia; sedan)
  • Toyota Vios FS (China; hatchback)
Production 2013–present
Model years 2014–present
Assembly
Designer
  • Kazuya Hasegawa and Takeshi Matsuda (2011)
  • Donny Adhi Yuwono, Akbar Juniarto and Aulia Rahman (Yaris Heykers: 2014)
  • Akira Kasamatsu (facelift, Yaris ATIV: 2015)
Body and chassis
Body style
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Platform Toyota B platform
Related Toyota Vios
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100.4 in)
Length
  • 4,115 mm (162.0 in)
  • 4,420 mm (174.0 in) (Yaris Ativ)
Width
  • 1,700 mm (66.9 in)
  • 1,730 mm (68.1 in) (Yaris Ativ)
Height 1,475 mm (58.1 in)
Curb weight 1,010–1,040 kg (2,227–2,293 lb)
Chronology
Predecessor

The Toyota Yaris (XP150) is the third generation of the Yaris which is based on the XP150 Vios, a subcompact car produced and sold by Toyota in parts of Asia and South America since 2013. It made its public debut at the Auto Shanghai in April 2013. It was first launched for the Asian market – including China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Brunei, the Philippines, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The XP150 Yaris hatchback is larger and longer than the unrelated XP130 Vitz or Yaris hatchback, which is sold in Japan, North America, Europe and Australasia. The XP150 Yaris hatchback is also marketed as the Yaris Sport in Chile since 2014, and in Mexico and Argentina from 2016, where it is imported from Thailand.[1][2] In Chile and Mexico, it replaced the XP130 Vitz-based Yaris hatchback.

Pre-facelift Yaris L (China)
Facelift Yaris L (China)
Yaris L interior

Regions[edit]

China[edit]

The Chinese market also released the regular XP90 Vitz-based Yaris produced locally by the GAC Toyota joint venture. China also sells the XP150 model as the Yaris L, available in 1.3- 6NR-FE and 1.5-liter 7NR-FE versions.[3] The facelift Yaris L was unveiled at the April 2016 Auto China. In 2016, a facelift was conducted by the GAC Toyota joint venture, and a sedan version was added based on the Toyota Vios sedan.

Thailand[edit]

In Thailand, this Yaris was released in October 2013, using the 1.2-liter 3NR-FE engine, granting the Yaris as part of the "eco-car" program in Thailand. Models offered are as follows: J ECO, J, E, G and TRD Sportivo.[4]

Philippines[edit]

The third generation Yaris was launched in the Philippines in 2014 with the same engine as the Vios with the 1NZ-FE which is the 1.5 liter engine and the 2NZ-FE which is the 1.3 liter engine, available in 2 engine grades but the transmission differs, in the 1.3 line-up it can be paired with a 5 speed manual or a 4 speed automatic for the 1.5 liter variant 4 speed automatic is the only option of transmission. In late 2016 both the Yaris and the Vios were upgraded with new engines and transmissions standard on all variants are the new dual VVT-I engines which are the 2NR-FE for the 1.3 engine and the 1NR-FE for the 1.5 engine replacing the 4 speed automatic with the new 7 speed CVT along with a new mirror link head unit.

Indonesia[edit]

2016 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NCP150, Indonesia)
2014 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NCP150, Indonesia)

The XP150 Yaris was unveiled for the Indonesian market in December 2013, and launched on 17 March 2014, which is assembled in Karawang, Indonesia. It uses the 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine. Trim levels offered are: E, G and TRD Sportivo with manual or automatic transmission.

The XP150 model received an update on 3 November 2016 with the new 1.5-liter 2NR-FE engine from the Indonesian-spec second generation Sienta. The base model E and mid-level G got only restyled alloy wheels, but the TRD Sportivo gained slightly different fog light housings on the front bumper, and black roof spoiler with red inner side.

Yaris Heykers[edit]

2017 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Heykers (NSP151, Indonesia)
2017 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Heykers (NSP151, Indonesia)

Together with the updated standard Yaris, Toyota Indonesia introduced the crossover-like variant, Yaris Heykers in late 2016. It came with different front and rear bumper designs, the addition of black overfenders, roof side ornaments, and higher but stiffer TRD springs. The Heykers variant was discontinued in January 2018.[5]

After the production of Yaris Heykers in Indonesia discontinued, Toyota South Africa offers the similar concept to the Heykers, called Yaris Cross based on the facelifted regular Yaris Hatchback.[6]

Yaris ATIV[edit]

Toyota Yaris ATIV sedan 1.2 S (Thailand)
Toyota Yaris ATIV sedan 1.2 S (Thailand)

The Yaris ATIV sedan was launched in Thailand on 15 August 2017, using the same 1.2 liter engine as the Thai market XP150 model Yaris hatchback, with updated bodywork (later used in the facelifted regular Yaris). The Yaris ATIV is positioned below the Vios in its sedan lineup.

Models offered are as follows: J ECO, J, E, G and S. The ATIV is uses the XP150 Vios platform and roof, but with the front end design cues from the facelifted Yaris hatchback, and its own newly-designed tail.

It was launched in Singapore on 14 December 2017 with the Vios naming instead of Yaris ATIV, albeit with a larger, more powerful 1.5 liter 2NR-FE engine. It is offered in E and G grades.[7][8] It was also unveiled in India as the Yaris sedan on 7 February 2018 at the Auto Expo 2018. For the Indonesian market, the Yaris ATIV is sold as the Vios and was launched on April 3, 2018. The Indonesian market Yaris ATIV-based Vios is locally assembled at the Karawang plant. Meanwhile in Brunei, the Yaris ATIV-based Vios was launched in May 2018, followed the facelifted Yaris Hatchback.

For the general export market, the Yaris ATIV is simply called Yaris Sedan. It's sold in some Asian, Middle East, and Latin American countries. In Costa Rica, it's marketed as Yaris Advance. The engine choice is either 1.3 liter or 1.5 liter matched to the 5-speed manual, or 7-speed simulated automatic CVT. All models feature standard 7 SRS Airbag, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). The higher grade model has fog lights, 16-inch alloy wheels, auto climate control AC with digital display, and smart engine Start/Stop button. Paddle Shift and Eco/Sport Drive Mode are installed on the higher grade model with CVT.

India

The Yaris Sedan was launched in India on May 18, 2018 and unveiled during the 2018 Auto Expo. This so-called Yaris only, since the Yaris hatchback is not sold in the country, comes with a 1.5 liter petrol engine that produces 106 hp. The car is available in J, G, V and VX model grades. All the variants are available with choice of either a 6 speed manual or automatic CVT. The standard features include 7 SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, keyless entry, 60:40 rear seat split, coloured MID, projector headlamps and manual driver seat height adjustment. Alloy wheels are standard on the V and top of the line VX. Exclusive features for the VX are 7 inch touchscreen system with air gesture control, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), traction control system, reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors, leather interior, electric driver seat adjustment, ceiling-mounted rear passenger AC, and rear sunshade. The Indian VX is the most luxurious version of all Yaris Sedan and Vios ever built.

Facelift[edit]

2018 Toyota Yaris 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NSP151, Indonesia)
2017 Toyota Yaris 1.2 E (NSP151, Thailand)

The facelifted XP150 model Yaris hatchback was launched in Thailand on September 14, 2017. It comes with the same front fascia as the Yaris ATIV sedan, with the taillights inspired by the second generation Auris. Model grades are J ECO, J, E and G.

While the facelifted Yaris hatchback and Yaris ATIV-based Vios have slightly different styling, but they are still similar to the European-made Aygo which based on the Peugeot 107/108 and Citroën C1.

The facelift model Yaris Hatchback comes with standard ABS, 7 SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Hill-Start Assist (HSA) for all model grades.

For the Philippines market, it was released on December 20, 2017 and offered in 1.3 E and 1.5 S trim levels.

The facelifted Yaris hatchback was also launched in South Africa on February 8, 2018. For the first time, the Yaris hatchback for the South African market is imported from Thailand. It replaced the XP130 Vitz-based Yaris hatchback. Models offered are Xi, XS, Sport, and Cross.

The facelifted Yaris hatchback was launched in Indonesia on February 20, 2018. It is locally assembled the at Karawang plant. Trim levels are E, G and TRD Sportivo with manual or automatic transmission (CVT).[9] The mid-level G shares fog lights and 16-inch alloy wheels with the top-of-the-line TRD Sportivo, but still has rear drum brakes. Full body kits, rear solid disc brake, smart engine start/stop button, optitron combination meter, and automatic climate control air-conditioner are exclusively reserved for the TRD Sportivo.

In Brunei, the Yaris Hatchback is offered as the mid and high grades. The high grade model has similar interior equipment to the Indonesian TRD Sportivo, but comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and without body kits. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaris Sport". Toyota Chile. Archived from the original on 2014-06-08.
  2. ^ "Tu voto fue positivo: el Toyota Yaris llegará a la Argentina en 2016" [Your vote was positive: the Toyota Yaris will arrive in Argentina in 2016] (in Spanish). Argentina Autoblog. 2015-06-30. Retrieved 2016-04-17.
  3. ^ "Yaris L specs in China". ChinaAutoWeb. Retrieved 2013-11-26.
  4. ^ "Toyota Yaris". Thailand: Toyota. Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  5. ^ Katana, Satria (2018-02-22). "Toyota Yaris Heykers Sudah Dihentikan Penjualannya" [Toyota Yaris Heykers Already Stopped Sales]. Autonet Magz (in Indonesian). Indonesia. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  6. ^ Katana, Satria (2018-02-14). "Toyota Yaris Cross : Heykers Ala Afrika Selatan". Autonet Magz (in Indonesian). Indonesia. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  7. ^ "Launch of the new Toyota Vios in Singapore". sgcarmart. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  8. ^ "Toyota Vios launched in Singapore". Paul Tan. 2017-12-14.
  9. ^ "Toyota Yaris facelift launched in Indonesia, fr RM67k". Paul Tan's Automotive News. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  10. ^ "New refreshing Yaris enters Brunei Market". Retrieved 2018-05-26.

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