Order books open for revised Toyota Yaris

The revised Toyota Yaris gets additional safety features and styling enhancements 19 months after launch.

Order books for the revised Toyota Yaris have opened. The Yaris has a restyled front and new safety equipment added. These changes come less than 20 months after the launch of the Yaris in Malaysia.

There is a redesigned front bumper with a front aerokit, front grille, triple bezel fully LED Headlights, and repositioned Daytime Running Lights (DRL) on more pronounced and carved front side intakes. The new triple bezel headlights have follow-me-home function. The revised Toyota Yaris will have a stronger resemblance to the Corolla and Camry.

There are two new safety features, a pre-collision system and lane departure warning. There is also a 3D 360-degree panoramic view monitor that gives the driver an unobstructed view of the front, rear, top, sides of the vehicle and also three dimensional virtual views.

Pre-Collision system (PCS) 
An integrated camera and radar system reduce the risk of colliding with a car in front. The system works from 15km/h and alerts the driver when it detects the car is too close to the vehicle in front. It also reduces the speed of the car.

Lane departure alert (LDA)
The driver gets an alert on the Multi-Info Display, and a beeping sound if the car drifts into another lane. This system works from 50km/h upwards and can be turned off.

The latest features are in addition to the ones already installed: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), and Front as well as Rear Digital Video Recorders (DVRs).

The Yaris also gets additional convenience features for the infotainment system like a seven-inch monitor and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A Vehicle Telematics System is now a standard feature for Yaris (G&E variants).

There is a new exterior colour, Platinum White Pearl. Red Mica Red Metallic and Silver Metallic paintwork are also available.

The revised Toyota Yaris has a comprehensive 5-year warranty with unlimited mileage. Prices will be announced soon. Online booking is available at the UMW Toyota official website.