As always, prior to the official unveiling, UMW Toyota Motor has announced booking availability for the 2019 Toyota Yaris, the newest compact on the block.

The Toyota Yaris with its brand new ‘sturdier’ look is set to rival that of its rival, the Honda HR-V. The front of the new Yaris carries a more aggressive look thanks to a protruding and sharper nose tip with the single-piece grille. The bumper has fresh structure with a ‘little’ spoiler beneath.

The sculpted shoulder lines and sedan-like silhouette give the car its masculine character. From the rear, a sporty SUV persona comes with a spoiler, slimmer rear lights and a very attractive lower bumper.

Inside, like all Toyotas, the Optitron meter and MID (Multi-info display) are standard. As with the trend, connectivity is enhanced with the availability of a mirror screen feature on the touchscreen.  More details after the unveiling…

The powertrain has a 1.5 Dual VVT-I, paired with a 7=speed CVT transmission. To make the drive more exhilarating, the Yaris has selectable drive modes. More on the performance info following the introduction.

The 2019 Toyota Yaris will carry important safety aspects like Blindsport monitor, 7 SRS airbag, panoramic view monitor, hill-start assist, digital video recorder and more.

The price and available variants will be made available at the unveiling. Here’s what we know, the Yaris like all Toyotas come with standard 5-year warranty, along with five colors: Citrus Mica Metallic, Red Mica, Attitude Black, Silver and Super White,