Toyota Motor Corporation will on Monday (February 10th 2020) launch its new model Yaris in Japan. While it is not yet certain whether or not it would be available for sale in Nigeria, the new Yaris shall, after Monday’s unveil, go on sale in Japan coutesy of Netz dealers nationwide, as well as Toyota Mobility Tokyo Inc. and Toyota Nishi Tokyo Corolla Co., Ltd.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he new model Yaris was developed to combine the nimble handling characteristic of compact cars with high-quality ride comfort and the latest safety and security technologies that significantly exceed customer expectations. The new Yaris is the first model to adopt the TNGA*3 platform (GA-B) for compact cars, and features a lightweight and highly rigid body with a low center of gravity.
The car’s next-generation hybrid system is based around a 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, and fuses powerful, seamless driving performance with world-leading fuel efficiency for a compact car*4 of 36.0 kilometers per liter*5, according to WLTC test cycles. The new Yaris is the first Toyota compact car to feature the E-Four electric four-wheel-drive system.
The gasoline-powered grades are equipped with a newly developed 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or a Direct Shift-CVT with 2WD or 4WD*2 settings that provides smooth, direct acceleration. In order to provide customers with a greater variety of choice, there is also a grade that pairs an improved 1.0-liter engine with a lighter and more compact CVT.
The new Yaris is expected to become a highly popular compact car, and for this reason it is equipped with a wide range of advanced and convenient functions: it is the first Toyota car to be equipped with Toyota Teammate Advanced Park (including Panoramic View Monitor functions)*6, Toyota’s advanced parking support system; it features the latest Toyota Safety Sense*7, which is now capable of detecting oncoming cars when turning right at an intersection, and of detecting pedestrians crossing the street when turning right or left; and it comes with Turn Tilt Seats*8, which make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Display Audio, which can be connected to smartphones, is also fitted to all grades as standard.
The new Yaris also features a 1,500-watt accessory power outlet*6. This not only allows the use of electrical products using the same electrical outlets found in the home, but also enables the vehicle to be used as a power generator during blackouts and other times of emergency.