Facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris teased - Toyota Safety Sense, December launch, from RM 71k

Sanjay · Oct 31, 2020 01:02 PM

A couple of weeks back, we broke the news that the facelifted 2020 Toyota Vios is coming in December and with it, a go-faster Gazoo Racing (GR) variant. Now, Toyota has set off another ticking timebomb by teasing the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris

Left to right: Toyota Malaysia's teaser and the Thai-spec Toyota Yaris.

It's still a small teaser, with only an image of the upcoming Yaris' LED headlight plastered on Toyota Malaysia's website and social media. The design is very similar to the Thailand-spec Yaris, but expect some design tweaks around the car to suit our market when it's finally released here. 

Thai-spec Yaris pictured. Expect minute differences when the car is actually released for our market.

Specs of the 2021 Toyota Yaris

Thailand-spec car pictured.

Don't expect the performance to change too much (as with most facelifts). That said, the biggest news here is the addition of Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) suite. 

Although not the full suite seen in cars like the Toyota Camry, it comes with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) (Toyota calls it pre-collision system (PCS)) and lane departure alert (LDA). 

Other safety features include a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (RCTA), a front digital video recorder (DVR, or dashcam).

Interior of the Thai-spec Yaris.

In terms of creature comforts, the infotainment seems to get a much needed update - the battery-sapping MirroLink system gives way for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

2021 Toyota Yaris facelift price list

2021 Toyota Yaris price list
Variant 1.5 J (AT) 1.5E (AT) 1.5G (AT)
Price  RM 71,688 RM 80,591 RM 85,587

Keep in mind that these prices are with the sales tax (SST) exemption and only valid until 31-December 2020. With this price, Vehicle Telematics System (VTS) is a standard fitment on the E and G variants.

When will the facelifted Toyota Yaris be launched?

Thai-spec car pictured.

Much like the Toyota Vios, our sources have confirmed that current Yaris' stocks are quickly dwindling, and buyers who have had their loans approved will be automatically upgraded to the facelifted version. 

That said, the facelifted 2021 Toyota Yaris is bound to hit showrooms in December 2020.