Dubai – MENA Herald: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, has launched the refreshed 2017 Yaris in Hatchback and Sedan guises, retaining its bold and sporty design and now featuring the segment’s first Multi-Drive 7-Speed Sequential Transmission with “shiftmatic” mode for quick shift response. The new models also include a host of safety features as standard, including Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), rear fog lights and Tyre Pressure Monitor System (TPMS).

New for 2017, the Yaris Hatchback now comes in two engine choices, 1.3-litre SE and 1.5-litre SE+ while the Yaris Sedan is offered in a 1.5-litre engine SE and SE+ grades. All models come with the all-new Multi-Drive 7-Speed Sequential Transmission for a smooth and comfortable driving experience without shift shocks, enhanced acceleration and deceleration control, and uphill/downhill shift control. Coupled with the new Dual VVT-I engine, the Yaris now enjoys enhanced on-road quietness and improved fuel efficiency.

Saud Abbasi, Managing Director of Toyota at Al-Futtaim Motors said: “While the 2017 Yaris carries the bold and sporty design cues, enhanced interior and outstanding fuel economy that characterized the all-new Yaris when it was earlier launched, the car now enjoys additional safety features that come as standard, while the new engine and transmission combo return 11% and 16% better fuel efficiency on the 1.3-litre and 1.5-litre models respectively, offering an increased drive range by up to 114km compared to the previous motor.”

“These new features make the new Yaris an even more attractive proposition, building on the Quality, Durability and Reliability that Toyota is famous for. More so, they get a car that’s styled from the ground up to stand out from the crowd, offering the best bang for their buck, the best residual value and one of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership in the segment,” he added.

The 2017 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is priced at AED 53,900 for the 1.3-litre SE model, featuring standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution, dual front airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), powered door mirrors, rear fog lights and Tyre Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The 1.5-litre SE+ model, priced at AED 61,900, includes all of the features on the SE model in addition to standard auto A/C, powered retractable door mirrors, front fog lamps, leather-trimmed steering wheel, a 6-speaker sound system, smarty entry and push start button, standard cruiser control and 15” alloy wheels.

Priced at AED 55,900, the Yaris Sedan SE includes standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution, dual front airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), powered door mirrors, rear fog lights and Tyre Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), while the SE+ includes additional standard auto A/C, powered retractable door mirrors, a 6-speaker sound system, smarty entry and push start button, standard cruiser control, leather-trimmed steering wheel, front fog lamps and 15” alloy wheels, and is priced at AED 62,900.

The 2017 Yaris Hatchback and Sedan are available now across all Al-Futtaim Motors showrooms in the UAE.