Toyota is formally launching the brand new Yaris in Europe, which can be provided with a brand new hybrid powertrain possibility and a way more distinctive look.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris can also be the corporate’s first mannequin based on the GA-B platform of the TNGA family, which is liable for the mannequin’s “improved dynamic efficiency” due to a decrease heart of gravity and a 37 % extra inflexible development.
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The new Yaris Hybrid is powered from Toyota’s fourth-generation self-charging hybrid powertrain, which mixes a brand new 1.5-liter three-cylinder ‘Dynamic Power’ petrol engine with two electrical motor/turbines and a lithium-ion battery pack, producing 114 HP (116 PS), 15 HP greater than the earlier mannequin.
The engine produces 91 HP (92 PS) and 88 lb-ft (120 Nm) by itself. One of many electrical motors is linked to the entrance wheels, producing as much as 79 HP (80 PS) and 104 lb-ft (141 Nm) of torque, whereas the opposite one is smaller and tasked with beginning the engine and producing energy for charging the battery.
The facility improve is mixed with a 20 % enchancment in gasoline consumption, with the brand new Yaris reaching a mixed 76.Three mpg UK (3.7 lt/100km) and simply 85 g/km of CO2 emissions. As well as, straight-line efficiency is a lot better, with a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 9.7 seconds and 50-74.5 mph (80-120 km/h) in 8.1 seconds, two seconds quicker than the earlier mannequin.
EV-only efficiency has additionally been vastly improved, with the driving force now in a position to obtain as much as 81 mph (130 km/h) on battery energy alone. Toyota additionally claims that it’s now attainable to function the brand new Yaris on its electrical energy alone over longer distances too, particularly on city journeys, however with out giving us an precise determine.
Relying available on the market, Toyota will even provide the new Yaris with the 1.5-liter three-pot petrol engine by itself, paired to both a six-speed handbook or a CVT transmission, in addition to a base 1.0-liter three-pot petrol unit, much like the one featured on the previous-gen Yaris.
The adoption of the new GA-B platform made the brand new Yaris shorter, decrease, and wider than its predecessor, with the wheelbase gaining 50 mm for additional cabin area. This provides the brand new Yaris an general size of slightly below 4 meters, in addition to a class-leading 4.9-meter turning circle.
All fashions within the new Yaris vary will even characteristic wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Toyota’s up to date Security Sense suite of lively security programs. The latter contains not solely Pre-Collision System with automobile detection, pedestrian detection, and bicycle owner detection but in addition a brand new Clever Adaptive Cruise Management, Highway Signal Help, and extra.
Prospects also can go for a 10-inch coloration head-up show, a wi-fi charging pad for smartphones, an eight-speaker JBL premium audio system, a heated steering wheel, and a full LED lighting pack, amongst others.