Toyota makes the Yaris sedan more powerful and safer

Toyota makes the Yaris sedan more powerful and safer


In the first half of 2021, Toyota stopped selling the Etios line on the Brazilian market, which in the hatch and sedan versions was the gateway for those who wanted to have an example of the brand in the garage. However, the Japanese manufacturer located its production in the interior of São Paulo to meet the needs of countries such as Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

With that, the Yaris line, an international car with sales success of the brand in several countries and offered for hatchbacks priced from R$93,590.00 and sedans from R$97,290.00, became the first choice of the brand in Brazil.

O Total Paraíba had the opportunity to know and evaluate the sedan, which is offered in Polar, Granite Grani, Moon Silver, Infinite Black, Titan Blue and Lunar White in three versions: the entry-level XS, priced from R$97,290, 00; Medium XL, with prices starting at R$ 106,490.00; and the top XLS, with prices starting at R$ 118,690.00.

All three sedan-bodied versions have a 1.5L flex Dual VVT-i engine, with up to 110 horsepower, a seven-speed CVT automatic transmission, and steering wheel shifters in the XS and XLS versions, and Eco driving. types and games.

In sport mode, the driver changes the transmission tuning, which makes the acceleration curves shorter and more responsive. And, for those looking for more economy, Eco mode prioritizes lower fuel consumption and therefore more efficient driving.

On the outside, the Yaris sedan received an update in the 2023 line to provide a more modern model, with a touch of sports, without losing the beauty of a family car and has developed front bumpers. The wheels have a new two-tone design on the XLS version. All versions also have LED DRLs and the fog lights are LED in the top XLS version.

Inside, Toyota Yaris 2023 in the sedan body has a new style in the seat cover of the XL and XS versions and dark silver color in the finishes.

Toyota makes the Yaris sedan more powerful and safer

The multimedia center that equips all versions has a seven-inch touchscreen, compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. For rear seat passengers, convenience is highlighted by two new USB ports for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices.

For XS and XLS versions, the model has automatic and digital climate control, with an anti-pollen filter. And, in the XLS, the model has electric sunroof, with one-touch start and anti-crushing function.

In the XS and XLS versions, the on-board computer has a high-resolution 4.2″ TFT display with 16 functions: screen brightness level, total and partial odometer, elapsed time, average consumption and instant, autonomy , average speed, clock, outside temperature, gear position, fuel level, digital speedometer, Eco Wallet, economy driving light and efficiency rating and usage history.

In terms of safety, the 2023 Yaris sedan comes standard on all versions with Traction Control (TRC), Stability Control (VSC) and Hill Climb Assist (HAC); ABS brakes with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and brake assistant (BAS); three-point seat belt and head restraints for all occupants; and ISOFIX with Top Tether anchorage, a strap also attached to the trunk of the car, enhancing safety even more.

To increase safety, all versions of the model leave the factory with seven airbags: one knee, two front, two sides and two curtains. It also has seat belt warnings for rear passengers. For the XS and XLS versions, two important Toyota safety systems were also included:

– The Pre-Collision System, which provides an audible and visual warning to the driver, as well as providing an additional load on the braking system, which can help reduce the vehicle’s speed in the event of an impact;

– Lane Departure Alert, which provides an audible warning when the driver leaves the lane without turning on the turn signals (arrows).

Journalist, editor of Alpha Autos and BLEH! magazines, Alpha Lazer blog and fan page @CoisaVelha – which has over a million followers on Facebook and Instagram. He is one of the “Top 25 of the +Admirados Jornalistas da Imprensa Automotiva” in Brazil, in the voting promoted by Jornalistas&Cia Imprensa Automotiva, in the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 and the Award of Featured Automotive Journalists 2018 by Special Journalist of Cars. 2018 was promoted by Negócios of Communication. His Instagram is @sergiopress.