Versatility and affordability are basic requirements for a modern subcompact car. And from that standpoint, the 2014 Toyota Yaris sedan meets the expectations. The new Yaris has settled for more practical styling, shape-shifting from the earlier curves to sharper angles and tighter lines. The new styling even makes it slightly bigger and Toyota claims its features to be from a class above. The exterior design reflects the iconic, bold and simple design echoed by Toyota’s “Vibrant Clarity” design theme to create an impressive look that is a cut above comparable sedans .It demonstrates remarkable attention to the detail in the design and engineering of the vehicle encompassing a smart, interior design and quiet, refined passenger cabin to its responsive driving dynamics.
The overall length has been increased by 110mm to 4410mm, the width by 10mm and the height by 15mm. It leaves the all-new Yaris more aerodynamic with a wider and more masculine stance with increases in both headroom and passenger volume.
The new Yaris has a comfortable and roomy interior. The instrument panel, set along a horizontal axis, runs the entire width of the cabin, creating a spacious and distinctive presence. Precision technology has been used to create molded stitching that appears like actual stitching. Double stitching has been adopted on both the front and rear seats for an attractive appearance. The designs of the frequently-touched center cluster and steering wheel incorporate ergonomic features for ease of use. And it is loaded with the latest technologies and innovations. The audio system features a USB jack which is compatible with portable media players such as an iPod. The display size has also been increased from one line to three lines, enabling the track name, artist name, and CD album name to be displayed simultaneously; it also supports 10 languages including Arabic. The AUX and USB jacks are very easy to use since they are positioned at the bottom of the audio panel.
The 2014 Yaris comes with a 1.5 L and a 1.3 L engine alternative with the option of a 4 speed automatic gearbox or a 5 speed manual gearbox. The 1.5 L engine has a maximum output of 107 HP. The 1.3 L engine has a maximum output of 84 HP.
From a safety perspective, the all-new Yaris offers an impressive array of safety features such as standard driver and front-passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) including Whiplash Injury Lessening (WIL) for the front seats. In common with all Toyota vehicles, the Yaris features Toyota’s Star Safety System™, which includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
Overall, the new Yaris sedan is enclosed with an uncompromising blend of performance and durability in line with its iconic new design and product direction and it offers customers a superior sedan that stands out with its distinctive profile.