Significant Features of the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE


Toyota has finally revealed some of the significant features of the 2012 Yaris LE. The Yaris LE was recently subjected to a series of upgrades and all of these were intended to improve the subcompact car’s image. Toyota has decided to update the features of the Yaris LE since most of its closest competitors are doing so and this trend was probably brought about by the subcompact segment’s transformation from the so-called “basic transportation segment” into a segment which is composed of ” smaller car models that are considered desirable.”

According to Toyota, the upgrades that were implemented on the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE have made the vehicle quite different from its predecessor most especially in terms of styling. This must have been the company’s way of ensuring that the Yaris LE would be able to stand up against its closest competitors instead of carrying the significant features of the previous year’s version into the 2012 model. As a result, the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE will be flaunting a different look and appearance compared to its predecessor.

The 2012 Toyota Yaris LE takes pride of its new and attractive front fascia. The areas around the headlamps as well as the opening found on the lower grille of the vehicle were carefully redesigned to make each these look more elegant. The vehicle’s sides were also upgraded allowing the dominant blocky C-pillar to catch most of the car viewer’s attention. The third-world looking tailgate that was found on the older models of the Yaris were removed in favor of a more flashy chrome strip version matched with clearer red tail lamps.

Although the changes that were implemented on the exterior design 2012 Toyota Yaris LE are quite unique, a lot of car experts were still impressed by the transformation that the vehicle has gone through. Most of these experts are considering the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE as a clean and well-tailored subcompact car.

The interior design of the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE other hand is criticised and considered as one of its downsides. This is because the vehicle’s cabin is dominated by cheap plastic. In addition to this, the vehicle’s un-sculpted seats further revealed the cross-cutting measures that Toyota has implemented when the company decided to subject the Yaris LE to a major redesign.

Fortunately, the Yaris LE offers greater outside visibility and this is considered as a good point for a subcompact car model. In addition to this, the vehicle’s three-spoke steering wheel offers a better feel when touched. The interior space provided by the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE is also considered average in the segment and this is the same through with the cargo space that the vehicle provides.

Finally, the 2012 Toyota Yaris LE is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing up to 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. Unfortunately, most of the vehicle’s rivals are more powerful and this has left the Yaris trailing behind the other models such as the Ford Fiesta and the Kia Rio.

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