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2017 Toyota Yaris refresh gets sporty upgrade in China


China-only 2017 Toyota Yaris L receives new appearance package

The long-wheelbase version of the Toyota Yaris has just received its mid-cycle refresh courtesy of a sporty appearance package. Only available in China, the 2017 Yaris L receives an all-new aerokit and alloy wheels.

Both available for the 1.5 E Speed and 1.5 G Speed Skylight variants, the 2017 Yaris L gets a more aggressive front fascia that is comprised of a new chin spoiler, blacked-out bumper and grill accents, and tweaked headlights.


The rear bumper, on the other hand, now comes with a diffuser which not only spruces up the exterior but also improves the Yaris L's aerodynamics. Topping it all off are side skirts which come with red accents and the stylish 15-inch alloy wheels.

Providing power is the familiar 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE inline-four with Dual VVT-i. It puts out 108 PS at 6000 rpm along with 140 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. The sole transmission option is a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels.

Lower variants of the 2017 Yaris L are powered by the 1.3-liter mill which puts out 99 PS at 6000 rpm and 123 Nm of torque. It is then mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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