Toyota Yaris 2020: the Fourth Generation of the Model Is Officially Presented

The smallest of the Japanese manufacturer's models has changed not only the generation but also its very essence, becoming a hybrid.

On the eve of the public premiere in Tokyo, the Japanese manufacturer released detailed information about the fourth-generation Toyota Yaris compact hatchback.

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Key aspects of Toyota Yaris 2020

  • First use of the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform for compact cars. In fact, this is a construction kit that allows you to adjust the car dimensions and use different powertrains;
  • The new model is Toyota's first car to adopt the TNGA platform (GA-B) for compact cars, which features a body developed to be lightweight and highly rigid with a low center of gravity. The platform achieves both superior handling stability and a high-quality ride;
  • The new-generation 1.5-liter Hybrid System (adopted by Toyota for the first time) achieves greater fuel efficiency with improved response to the accelerator pedal;
  • Toyota is also offering E-Four (electric four-wheel drive system) for the first time on a compact car;
  • «Advanced Park», Toyota's advanced parking support system (a first on a Toyota vehicle), and the latest Toyota Safety Sense, which now detects oncoming cars (a first on a Toyota vehicle), are standard, as well as turn tilt seats and a multimedia system with all modern features for working with smartphones and using the Internet;
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Designed to be the safest compact car in the world

Toyota Yaris 2020 has a length of 3.94 meters, the width is 1.75 m, and the height is 1.47 m. Thus, the new hatchback is 5 mm shorter and 40 mm lower than its predecessor, but Toyota assures that it has achieved a noticeable increase in internal space mainly due to the expansion of the wheelbase by 55 mm and the track by 50 mm.

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The new Yaris has a solid body, it is 20 kg lighter than its predecessor, and its center of gravity is located at 15 mm, with a 50:50 weight distribution on the axes. The position of the driver's seat and steering wheel has been optimized.

On launch day Yaris 2020 will be offered with a hybrid powertrain based on a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a lightweight lithium-ion battery instead of a nickel metal hydride one.

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Full technical characteristics of the new Toyota car will be announced at the premiere in Tokyo. It is only known that the performance of the electric motor is 80 hp and 141 Nm. At the same time, the company hinted that the capacity of the gasoline unit increased by about 15% compared to its predecessor.

The remaining open figures show that the volume of harmful emissions of the new hybrid is reduced by 20%. It is also claimed that the electric power reserve will be enough for 80% of the daily needs in the city.

Toyota is betting on an electric Yaris, that is why it is the first to be introduced into the market. Analysts predict that the share of hybrids from total sales will increase from 60- 80%. The company plans to bring petrol versions of the model to the markets of certain countries not earlier than a year after the appearance of the hybrid Yaris at dealers.

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