Toyota has just launched a cheap sedan for the Thai market, Yaris Ativ, Tuesday (08/15/2017) where in the future it will also be sold in other regions. Yaris Ativ is referred to as Toyota’s cheapest sedan in Southeast Asia.
It looks like Toyota’s strategy in China, where the Yaris has a hatchback and sedan body. Using the same base as the Vios, Ativ carries a smaller 1.2L engine with a CVT automatic transmission.
This machine as pinned on the Yaris Thailand to meet the Ecocar I program, where able to achieve even fuel efficiency of at least 20 kilometers per liter. Then the resulting CO2 emissions reach 120gram per kilometer.
Encoded 3NR-FE, this 4-cylinder engine can power up to 86tk @ 6,000rpm and 108Nm @ 4.000rpm torque. Toyota’s cheapest sedan is not equipped with disc-brake in all variants. However, to meet the ASEAN NCAP crash test, the car is protected by seven airbags.
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Toyota Yaris Ativ has four variants, ranging from cheapest J Eco 469,000 baht or $14,000, then type J 519,000 baht or $16,600, E 549,000 baht equivalent to $17,000, and G 599 000 baht, about $19,000.
In addition, Toyota Thailand provides Ativ with additional trim, which is priced at 619,000 baht or $19,000. The hope, with the price, Ativ will be the best-selling model in the row of passenger cars in Thailand.