Toyota has finally revealed the new 2020 Yaris facelift in Philippine. The updated sedan features subtle cosmetic tweaks on outside and inside.
Back in 2018, the Japanese automaker Toyota introduced the Yaris sedan in the Indian market. The C2-sedan was launched by the carmaker for the customers who are looking out to shift up from the Toyota Etios. In our market, it rubs shoulders with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and VW Vento. Toyota has finally revealed the new facelifted model of the Vios in the Philippines, which is retailed as Yaris in India. The new 2021 model is the second significant update given to the car since the current-gen sedan was launched in the ASEAN region in 2013.
Right now, the automaker has no plans to introduce the 2021 Yaris in the Indian market
The new images of the updated sedan reveal that the 2021 Yaris features a revised front profile, which consists of a new bumper, new LED headlamp along with tweaked front grille. The redesigned front bumper also gets a trapezoidal central air dam. The fog lamps are now employed in new C-shape housing. The 2021 Toyota Yaris also features a new set of alloy wheels along with a slightly tweaked rear profile. Inside, the sedan now features an updated touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. It continues to feature roof-mounted AC vents, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, steering-mounted controls and much more. In terms of safety, the updated Toyota Yaris features 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, cruise control central locking and VSA.
In India, Toyota Yaris competes with the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and VW Vento
Mechanically, the new model of the sedan will remain the same. In foreign markets, the C2-sedan is offered with a 1.3-litre and a bigger 1.5-litre petrol engine. The former will produce power and torque outputs of 98bhp and 123 Nm, while the latter will put out 106bhp and 140 Nm of twisting force. The smaller unit will come paired with a 5-speed MT, while the bigger motor will come mated to a 5-speed MT or an optional 7-step CVT. In India, the ongoing Toyota Yaris is not that successful as compared to its rivals. There is no update from the carmaker about launching the 2021 Yaris in the Indian market.