According to where you live, the fourth-generation Toyota Yaris can take on a variety of forms depending on the area you live in. Aside from the three-door hatchback and the high-riding Yaris Cross, a few regions around the world also get the high-performance Gazoo Racing (GR) derivative that can give you up to 270 horsepower.
A rebadged Mazda2 can also be had in the hatch format, and going forward, a new sedan will be offered in emerging markets to serve the growing market. Earlier this week, the subcompact saloon made its debut on the Thai market.
The Toyota Yaris Ativ is one of the more affordable B-segment crossovers in the market, offering a host of features while being an impressively affordable vehicle priced between $15,300 to $19,500 (converted from Thai Baht) depending on the trim level you choose. A start button, a 10-inch touchscreen, 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as LED headlamps, are all standard equipment even on the base Sport model. The informativeness screen on the Smart grows from five to nine inches and Toyota adds a dashcam and a USB port on the rear of the vehicle as well.
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Subcompact sedans equipped with premium trim often have automatic climate control, rear A/C vents, adaptive cruise control, as well as automatic climate control and rear air vents. In terms of sound systems, the top-of-the-line Premium Luxury comes fitted with a Pioneer sound system. As for safety, Toyota doesn’t skimp on safety as the Yaris Ativ is equipped with per-collision warning, lane-departure alert, and a rear view camera as standard, as well as a variety of other features on the higher trim levels.
As well as the Apple Car Play and Android Auto functionality on the infotainment system, there is ambient lighting available in 64 different colors on the top trim edition. It is possible to upgrade the standard fabric seats to synthetic and genuine leather ones as an option over the standard fabric seats. The vehicle is also available with two different types of trunk lid spoilers, as well as various exterior upgrades, including stripes.
The Yaris Ativ was not developed to hold down the record for the fastest sedan around the Nürburgring. It is clear that the vehicle wasn’t intended for that purpose. Powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 94 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm (81 lb-ft) of torque at 4,400 rpm, the car is powered by a CVT transmission and produces 94 hp at 6,000 rpm as well as 110 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. There is a Sport mode available, for some reason, but the most important thing is that all-round disc brakes are installed. The suspension system is as expected, basic, with four MacPherson struts up front, and a torsion beam up the back.
2023 Toyota Yaris Ativ Specs
1.2L Dual VVT-I engine four cylinders 16-valve DOHC
It is a refreshing piece of honesty in an era of SUVs trying to be something they’re not, and would make a solid Dacia Logan rival in Europe if it were available. Toyota has announced that it will have its first manufacturing plant in Thailand, the Toyota Gateway Plant, and over 35 nations will benefit from its production.