Yaris makes a comeback

Latest offering: (from left) UMW Toyota Motor deputy chairman Akio Takeyama, Jana and Ravindran with the new Yaris.

PETALING JAYA: UMW Toyota Motor has launched its latest offering, the five-door Yaris hatchback, which after a seven-year hiatus, returns as a locally-assembled vehicle from its new Bukit Raja assembly plant in Klang.

“This new addition to the Toyota range also demonstrates the company’s support towards the government’s aspiration for better localisation in vehicle production,” said UMW Toyota Motor president Ravindran K.

With a sales target of 75,000 units this year, the Yaris arrives in three variants, starting with the 1.5J that has been priced at RM70,888 (on-the-road without insurance). The mid-range 1.5E is priced at RM76,888 while the range-topping 1.5G goes for RM83,888.

All variants are covered by a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and are available in five colours – Super White II, Red Mica Metallic, Attitude Black, Silver Metallic and the signature Citrus Mica Metallic.

UMW Toyota Motor also announced that local actress and singer Jana Nick, who has been involved in the Toyota Vios Challenge race series for two seasons, is now the brand ambassador for the new Yaris.

The Yaris is a 1.5-litre hatchback with 107PS of power and looks to appeal to a younger audience with its sportier image.


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