2023 Toyota Yaris launched in the UAE, KSA & GCC
Toyota recently released the all-new Yaris sedan in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest the GCC. The 2023 Yaris is now wider and longer than the previous model, and also gets a host of new interior tech and safety features.
Roomiest model yet
The width of the new model increased by 10 mm to 1,740 mm, while the length of the wheelbase increased by 70 mm to 2,620 mm. The length and overall height of the vehicle have been maintained at 4,425 mm and 1,480 mm respectively, making the new model the roomiest yet.
The 2023 Toyota Yaris’ front design features a low-profile bumper, along with a new glossy black front grille and slim LED headlamps. The vehicle’s side design and fastback silhouette is a nice touch, so it does not look as high as the previous model, even though they are the same height.
The all-new Yaris’ spacious cabin features a 7-inch TFT multi-information display and digital LED speedometer can be set to one of four layouts. The interior features multiple compartments in the front and rear doors including cup holders, small and large drink bottles, and other easy-to-access storage areas. The 475-liter capacity trunk comes complete with a folding board that serves as a partition to enable more efficient luggage distribution.
The vehicle’s cabin gets an 8-inch multimedia screen in the top trim, with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto together with a USB port on the head unit and two ports at the rear console that enable passengers to connect external media devices. Additional features include a four or six-speaker sound system and an automatic air conditioning system with two rear vents for extra passenger comfort. Meanwhile, parents benefit from the added peace of mind provided by Toyota’s ISOFIX safety system.
Engine options and Performance
The 2023 Yaris carries over its four-cylinder engine choices that is equipped with 16-valve DOCH and dual VVT-I. The vehicle is available with a choice of two engine sizes. The 1.3-litre generates 97 horsepower and 122 Nm of torque with outstanding fuel consumption of 22.4 km/l. Meanwhile, the 1.5-litre capacity engine produces 105 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque with fuel consumption of 20.5 km/l.
Both engine options come paired with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which simulates a seven-speed sequential shift transmission. The vehicle has a 4.8-meter turning radius.
The all-new Yaris can now be had with a lot of safety features. The safety system in the top variant model is complemented by Toyota Safety Sense, an advanced safety technology package that includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), and Automatic High Beam (AHB), as well as a new Front Departure Alert (FDA) feature that gives drivers a visual and audible warning when a stationary vehicle in front begins to move forward.
Other safety features include SRS airbags, with options available based on the grade for either two or six airbags (including front airbags for the driver passenger, side airbags for the front seats, and side-curtain airbags for the front and rear seats), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Brake hold function, Traction Control (TRC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and many others.
New colours available
The 2023 Toyota Yaris is now available in three new colors – metal stream metallic, scarlet sequin, and gray metallic – the last two of which have been newly developed for the vehicle. Meanwhile, the interior cabin features a black & beige color scheme. The 2023 Yaris also comes with a choice of 15-inch steel wheels or 16-inch alloy wheels.