Joining the new Sienna on stage at the New York Auto Show will be an updated version of the Toyota Yaris sedan. As before, the Yaris range will include three types of three-door and five-door body styles, as well as three trim levels, the L base, the high-end LE and SE, which is supposed to be sportier and available only a five-door.
The new front and rear styling of the 2018 Toyota Yaris was seen for the first time on the European Yaris GRMN market which debuted earlier this month, although this version also featured additions on the theme of performance. While the car’s pinched nose and gaping mouth grille feature a new front fascia that drops off the upper grille and blends the new color nose with the bumper and bonnet. Two chrome trims extend outward from the logo, meeting the redesigned headlights. The SE version is differentiated by a black mesh grille surrounded by chrome and 16-inch aluminum wheels with dark accents. At the rear, the Yaris has been redesigned with wider taillights and a new bumper. There is a new color, Blue Eclipse, which is available with a body color or a Black Sand Pearl roof.
Toyota has not changed the interior design of the Yaris, but the electronics are different, and there is more standard equipment. The base L adds a tilt steering wheel with audio controls. Toyota also gave the sport analog dashboard with LCD display screen that was previously only available on the SE. The also a 6.1-inch touchscreen with Toyota’s Entune audio system, which provides a CD player, MP3 playback, six speakers, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, Bluetooth and Siri Eyes Free. The SE model features a 7.0-inch touch screen and a high-end Entune system, as well as voice recognition, hands-free calling, SiriusXM satellite radio and HD radio. meteorological and road information. Toyota’s active safety feature set includes front collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and standard high beam on all models.
The Yaris sedan is available in L, LE and SE versions, with three or five doors, and the Yaris iA is available in a single trim.
Both cars are powered by 1.5-liter inline engines 4 associated with a range of transmissions. Their specification sheets may look the same, but the hatch engine is manufactured by Toyota, while the hatchback engine is an entirely different engine manufactured by Mazda. The hatchback offers a 5-speed manual and an old-fashioned 4-speed automatic. The sedan is offered with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.