The five-door hatchback is now available in the entry 1.5E and top-of-the-line 1.5G grades, priced on the road without insurance at RM88,000 and RM91,600 respectively.
The model is offered in five colour combinations of Red Mica Metallic and Platinum White Pearl colours available in single-tones or with black roof options.
The Silver Metallic finish is only offered in single-tone.
Both variants also get a larger 9-inch audio display with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a wireless charger for compatible mobile devices as standard.
The seats are now finished in a more striking fabric design, while one Type-A USB port is available at the front and two Type-C ports at the rear.
A front-driving video recorder (DVR) with smartphone connectivity is also now standard.
Other enhancements include a new sporty Optitron instrument gauge cluster with red and white graphics and a 4.2-inch digital display.
Maintaining its 5-star Asean NCAP safety rating, both Yaris variants come with Toyota Safety Sense Pre-collision System & Lane Departure Alert, seven SRS airbags, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Vehicle Stability Control, Hill Start Assist and 3D panoramic view monitor among others.
Other items for both variants include LED head and tail lights with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED foglamps, Vehicle Telematic System (VTS), Toyota Premium Security & Solar Film, Electric Power Steering (EPS), power-adjustable and retractable wing mirrors with turn indicators and auto-fold function, rear parking sensors and RFID tag.
Powering the new Yaris is the proven 2NR-FE 1.5-litre 4-cylinder DOHC engine with Dual VVT-i technology that delivers 107hp and 140Nm of torque mated to the seven-speed Sport Sequential Shiftmatic transmission.
The 1.5G gets additional equipment such as a leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, front parking sensors, electrochromic rearview mirror, leather gear shifter knob, chrome exterior door handles, rear disc brakes and automatic air-conditioner.
UMW Toyota Motor president Datuk Ravindran K said he is confident the new Yaris would meet the expectations that the Gen-Zs are looking for in a new car.
“There is a growing population of youth who are the trendsetters of the future - the Tik-Tok Generation who prioritises style and social standing, and are ambitious and self-expressive.
“The new Toyota Yaris is the vehicle that delivers on their expectations for their main ride,” he said.
The Yaris comes with a full 5-year warranty without limitation on mileage warranty.