Toyota has revealed the 2020 facelift of the Toyota Yaris in the South East Asian market. It is important to note that the Toyota Yaris is marketed as the Toyota Vios in the Philippines and the brand had officially teased the Vios just a couple of days back. This 2020 facelift is the brand’s second major facelift in this generation since its launch back in 2013.
The majority of the changes in the facelift model is to its exteriors and comes with a refreshed front fascia that features a revised headlamp unit with new LED cluster, a large imposing front apron clearly inspired from the Lexus spindle grille, sleek vertically oriented foglamp housings that flank the bumper, new design alloy wheels and slight revisions on the rear apron.
On the inside, the car retains the dashboard fascia and all the equipment from the predecessor but features an updated infotainment system with the latest generation telematics unit, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Other than this the Toyota Yaris also features a waterfall design on the centre console, manual heating and air conditioner, fabric seat upholstery, Optitron instrumentation, multi-information display with eco indicator and cooled glove box.
The Toyota Vios, in the international market, is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 98 Hp of power and 123 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional CVT automatic transmission. The mid-sized sedan also comes with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 16-valve dual VVT-i petrol engine that produces 107 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed Super CVT-i which is offered in India on the Yaris in the BS6 compliant avatar.
In terms of safety, the Toyota Yaris features all four disc brakes, 7-airbags, ABS+EBD, brake assist and other standard automotive safety features such as reverse sensors, speed alert warning, seat belt reminder etc.
The Toyota Yaris has not been a key sales driver in the Indian market and it is unlikely that the brand will launch the facelift model here in the Indian market.