Toyota is working on the facelifted version of the Yaris for the Philippines market. A couple of pictures of the upcoming car have been leaked before the official launch of the sedan. The new Yaris will be a facelifted model and not an all-new model. However, it gets a host of changes that makes it look very different from the current model that is on sale in the Indian market. The car is expected to be officially unveiled in the Phillippines market on 25th July 2020.
The new Yaris gets a Lexus-inspired front grille, a new front bumper and new headlamp clusters that look very aggressive and sporty. Lower variants of the new Yaris will get a matte black grille. The higher variants will come with gloss black front-end with chrome inserts. The updated Yaris looks very different from the current version. With the new updates, the car will stand out in the crowd. The higher-end variants will get all-LED headlamps and fog lamps, which will make the car look more premium.
The cabin of the new Yaris is also expected to get an array of updates. Starting with an updated touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the new Yaris will get features like cruise control system, electrically controlled sunroof, electrically adjustable front seats, roof-mounted air conditioning vents and many other features.
Toyota has not officially announced if the car will be launched in the Indian market yet. However, since this is a facelift model, it should be launched in the Indian market. Recently, the rivals of the Yaris – the Verna and the City received major updates. The new Yaris will be more equipped with new looks if Toyota launches the car in the Indian market in the future.
In India, the Yaris is only offered with a single 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 106 Bhp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 140 Nm at 4,200 rpm. All the variants of the Yaris in India get 6 airbags as standard and there is an option to buy the automatic transmission-equipped Yaris in every single variant. In the Philippines market, the Yaris also gets a smaller 1.3-litre petrol engine. Toyota has not received a good response to the Yaris in the Indian market.