Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2018 Toyota Yaris and according to them it is a significant because the new Yaris is marking a new advanced and emotional design for the compact sedan. The Yaris sedan offers class leading comfort and advanced safety features in addition to the same uncompromised blend of quality, durability and reliability.
Al Futtaim Motors Launches the all new 2018 Toyota Yaris Sedan
Since its launch in, back in 2005, the Yaris has sold globally over 300,000 units and going strong. The new Yaris is important for the regional market because of its attractiveness for corporate fleet as it offers a competitive price point powered further by Al Futtaim’s excellent after sales support and Toyota’s strong resale value. The Yaris is equally important for retail as new and first time car owners tends to buy the Yaris as well as Uiversity students.
The Yaris comes in two engine sized, 1.3L and the 1.5L. However, this region would have predominantly the 1.5L variant as dictated by the market. The 1.5L is available in two trims, the SE and the SE+.
The new Yaris is now quieter than before thanks to extensive use of sound deadening material between the engine room and passengers and an increase in body rigidity. The suspension is tuned to make the ride plusher as well. The interior is roomier and I was able to sit perfectly with inches of knee room while the front passenger seat was set at my level; and I’m almost 6 feet tall!! The Yaris gets a 7s Multidrive CVT transmission which aids in achieving a class leading 20km/L fuel consumption, that 5L/100kms which is better than the 2018 Honda Jazz which had 5.8L/100Kms and significantly better than Ford’s Figo which was 6.4L/100kms and was the most economical internal combustion engine powered car we tested till 2017.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Toyota, said: “Yaris Sedan is one of the key models not only for our retail customers but also for our corporate and SME partners. The new model offers so much more than superior value and best-in-class fuel efficiency. The interior, exterior and cutting-edge technology of the new stylish Yaris sedan have been crafted thoughtfully to be the number one choice for aspiring young executives, or small families.”
The overall length has been increased by 15 mm to 4,425 mm, and the overall width of the vehicle has grown by 30 mm to 1,730 mm. The result is a highly aerodynamic body with a wider and more masculine stance.
The front of the new Yaris has been updated with a horizontal grille for a wider appearance. LED daytime running lamps have also been integrated into the shape of the grille, while slimmer rear combination taillights freshens out the rear of the car. The addition of the newly introduced Shark Fin antenna adds to the aerodynamic design of the car. Available in eight distinctive exterior colors of which two have been newly-developed, including Red M.M., and Dark Blue M.M., the new Yaris has been rearmed with a newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the 2018 Toyota Yaris gets simulated stitching along the edges from the instrument panel to the front console while the front cup holders are equipped with an LED shower light. The cabin gets a range of enhanced features, including Smart Entry & Start System, Cruise Control System and 4.2-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) multi-information display, automatic air conditioning system, as well as a Six-speaker sound system with AUX and USB jacks. The interior is available in two colors; Black and Ivory.
The new Yaris comes with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is good for a maximum output of 106 hp and 14.3 kg-m of torque and is mated to the Multidrive 7S CVT transmission.
The 2018 Toyota Yaris Sedan is now available across all Al-Futtaim Toyota showroom in the UAE for AED 59,900 inclusive of VAT.
|2018 Toyota Yaris Sedan|
|Displacement||1.5L, 4 Cylinder, 16V, Dual VVT-i|
|Gearbox||7S MultiDrive CVT|
|Rated Output||106 Hp @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Consumption||5.0L/100kms Claimed|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 L|
|Price (AED)||SE | AED 59,900 inclusive of VAT|
|SE+ | AED 79,900 inclusive of VAT|