Update - Toyota has officially announced pricing and specifications for the updated Yaris range. See article for details
Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Yaris have been released this week, bringing a fresh look and new driver assistance technologies to the Japanese company's little hatch.
Visually, the second facelift for the Yaris is distinguished by its new headlights, grille, front and rear bumpers, along with redesigned tail-lights that now stretch into the car's new tailgate.
Unfortunately, Australian models miss out on the new 82kW/136Nm 1.5-litre engine that's available on European versions of the updated Yaris.
The revised three-tier Yaris range kicks off with the Ascent, which starts at $15,290 for the five-speed manual and $16,820 for the four-speed automatic.
Under the bonnet, the Ascent features a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 63kW of power at 6000rpm, and 120Nm of torque at 4600rpm - which is now Euro 5 emissions control certified.
Standard features include 15-inch steel wheels with 175/65 tyres, a rear-view camera, seven airbags, electric power steering, front disc brakes, a space-saving spare tyre, cloth seats, and 60/40 split-fold rear seats.
The infotainment system features a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and controls on the spokes of the steering wheel.
The Toyota Safety Sense package, incorporating lane departure warning, automatic high beam, and a pre-collision safety system with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), is a $650 option on the Ascent and SX, though it's standard equipment on the top-shelf ZR.
Next up is the SX, pricing for which begins a $17,330 for the five-speed manual and $18,860 for the four-speed automatic.
While the 15-inch steel wheels are unchanged, the SX does benefit from a larger 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 80kW of power at 6000rpm, and 141Nm of torque at 4400rpm - which is also now Euro 5 certified.
Fuel consumption for the larger engine with a manual is rated at 5.9L/100km on the combined cycle, while the auto consumes 6.4L/100km
Extra inclusions at this level include front fog lights, privacy glass, along with a 'premium' three-spoke steering wheel and gear shifter.
At the top of the latest Yaris range is the ZR that's fitted exclusively with a four-speed automatic and is priced from $22,470 - $650 more than the outgoing version.
Standard features on the ZR include 15-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, auto-levelling bi-LED headlights, satellite navigation, Toyota Link app connectivity, climate control air conditioning, sports front seats, and the Toyota Safety Sense package.
2017 Toyota Yaris pricing (before on-road costs):
Ascent - $15,290
SX - $17,330
ZR - $22,470 (+$650)
Premium paint - $450
Toyota Safety Sense pack (Ascent, SX) - $650
Automatic transmission (Ascent, SX) - $1530
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