The new Yaris is claimed to be designed for customers looking for an energetic and dynamic style and will appeal to those who want their car to reflect their values. The Yaris’ exterior design concept is defined as ‘Condensed and Agile’- always ready to move and be enjoyed.
The interior design follows a ‘less-is-more’ principle, creating an open and spacious area for the driver and front passenger. High-quality materials can include an innovative felt trim finish for the door panels and, for the first time in a Yaris, a soft-touch instrument panel to deliver a warmer cabin ambience.
Throughout, sensory quality has been a key focus point, in terms of the touch, operation and sound of the controls, colours, illumination, shapes, patterns, graphics and overall appearance.
The key for Toyota meeting its ambitions for the new Yaris is the first application of the Toyota New Global Architecture – TNGA – philosophy to a small car through the new GA-B platform. The GA-B platform is central to the Yaris’ improved dynamic performance, giving a lower centre of gravity and much greater body rigidity.
The new GA-B platform is engineered to deliver enhanced driving enjoyment and is central to the new Yaris’ confident and natural feel. The car’s stability inspires confidence, while its response to the driver’s inputs is natural and precise, leading to a heightened sense of agility.
The GA-B platform has allowed for a significant increase in body rigidity, which fosters vehicle stability and ride comfort, together with lower noise and vibration levels
This approach is complemented by advances in active and passive systems to create the world’s safest compact car. Reinforcing its reputation as a segment leader in safety, the Toyota Yaris again raises the standard. True to Toyota’s commitment to democratising safety, it benefits from a greater range of Toyota Safety Sense active systems as standard, including Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as Lane Trace Assist, Emergency Steering Assist and Intersection Turn
The functionality of the Pre-Collision System has been increased so that it can detect pedestrians by day and night and cyclists in daytime driving. New Yaris also offers segment-first Intersection Turn Assistance to recognise collision risks with oncoming traffic and pedestrians when making a turn at a crossroads, and is the first Toyota to be equipped with centre airbags. These help prevent driver and passenger colliding with each other in a side impact. With these provisions and the benefit of significantly increased body rigidity from the GA-B platform, Toyota aims to make the new Yaris the world’s safest small car.
Technology & connectedness
The new Yaris can be equipped with other high-tech convenience features such as LED headlamps, an 8” Touchscreen display, Smart Entry and special ambient cabin lighting around the driver’s cockpit. The ergonomic design makes controls intuitive to locate and use, while the dashboard itself has been made slimmer and is set lower, with a wider and higher centre console.
The driver’s instrument binnacle can be fitted with twin digital meters flanking the TFT multi-information display, and is presented with just a shallow hood. Last, but not least, the steering wheel size has been reduced for better visibility supporting the ‘eyes on the road, hands on the wheel’ concept.
All new Yaris grades enable smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing users easy access to their favourite apps using the car’s central multimedia control screen.
New 1.0L and 1.5L Yaris Petrol – Available now
The new Yaris petrol has our most efficient 1litre and 1.5litre petrol engine driving from 5.6L/Km (50mpg) and with low CO2 emissions. It’s the most affordable entry into the new generation Yaris and has a sporty drive, manual gearbox, higher HP and lower CO2. It packages tech spec, design and safety features all for just €19,695, or €157 per month on PCP. In fact customers can upgrade to the new Yaris petrol for only €27 more per month on PCP versus the outgoing petrol model. The new Yaris petrol is available for test drive and sale now.
New 1.5 Hybrid Dynamic Force: More responsive and more efficient
Toyota’s recognised leadership in self-charging hybrid technology is built on more than 20 years’ experience. The new Yaris uses the latest, fourth-generation Toyota hybrid technology and introduces new components that have been engineered to be compact, lightweight and efficient. It also equips the car with its first TNGA engine.
For the engineering team, the focus was not just on delivering a more efficient system, but also on making the car more enjoyable to drive, with tuning and calibration to suit all road types.
The data indicates the scale of the achievement. Overall efficiency has increased by 20%, which typically would be at the cost of performance. In fact, power is 16% higher at 116 DIN hp (total system output), with a 15% improvement in 0-100 km/h acceleration, to 9.7 seconds, and sharper response to the driver’s use of accelerator.
The car’s all-electric EV capabilities have been transformed and EV driving is possible for longer periods in urban traffic. This means drivers can enjoy many of the benefits of a battery electric vehicle, but at a lower price and with no concerns about when or where the battery can be recharged.
CO2 emissions have dropped to as low as 88 g/km with the WLTP combined cycle fuel economy figure from 3.9 l per 100km, which is a 20% improvement compared with the outgoing Yaris hybrid.
These values are unprecedented for a Toyota model and demonstrate the ability of hybrid electric technology to deliver even higher efficiency, without sacrificing performance. Similar to the new Minor-change C-HR, customers will now be able to see the amount of time they are in EV mode in the new Yaris self-charging hybrid, with some of Toyota’s C-HR achieving up to 80% of their journey time in EV mode.