Toyota has just unveiled the all-new 2020 Yaris to the world, and looking at what it has to offer, it is nothing short of impressive.
Scheduled to go on sale in Japan early next year, the all-new Yaris is completely new from ground-up, featuring Toyota’s TNGA platform, newly developed engines, new transmission, a new hybrid system, new suspensions, as well as a long list of standard features.
The all-new Yaris is also Toyota's first compact car to adopt the TNGA platform (GA-B), on which Toyota will base its compact cars for developed countries in the future.
In addition to the light yet rigid body and low centre of gravity, the 2020 Yaris is offered with four different powertrain package options:
- A new 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with a Direct Shift-CVT
- 1.5-litre hybrid system with electric four-wheel drive system
- 1.5-litre Dynamic Force engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox
- An updated 1.0-litre petrol engine with a compact and lightweight CVT
Out of the four, the main highlight is of course the hybrid variant, which is offered with an electric four-wheel drive system, which is a first as far as Toyota’s compact cars are concerned.
And then we have the newly developed 1.5-litre three-cylinder Dynamic Force engine which is paired to a newly developed Direct Shift-CVT unit.
Last but not the least, there is the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine which has been enhanced with increased tumble flow, higher EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) rate, and reduced friction to achieve nimble driving and low fuel consumption. Paired to this engine is another newly developed CVT which is smaller and lighter than previous models.
Powertrain aside, another highlight of the all-new Yaris is that it is the first Toyota to come with Advanced Park advanced parking support system, the latest version of Toyota Safety Sense, Turn Tilt Seats (equipped by Toyota for the first time), and Display Audio (standard on all models).
Besides the Display Audio, the all-new Yaris also comes standard with a Head up Display (HUD), Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Voice Recognition, as well as dual digital TFT meters.
Offered exclusively in the hybrid variant however, is a 1500W power outlet. With the accessory, electricity from the vehicle can be used to power electrical devices and appliances using the same type of electrical outlets found at home.
Additionally, the vehicle can even serve as an emergency power generator in cases such as blackouts.
Design wise, Toyota said that the all-new Yaris was designed to appear as if it's ready to take off at a moment's notice.
Featuring a very bold and expressive design language, the car comes with sharp headlights, while the rear features combination taillights that are integrated into the rear windscreen, giving them a three-dimensional form.
As for the car’s interior, there is a generous dose of high quality material, a soft instrument panel, as well as a wider console and increased storage space.
So, to recap, the all-new Toyota Yaris will be available in three trim levels – 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre, as well as 1.5-litre hybrid – with 12 exterior colours to choose from, including 6 two-tone schemes.
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