The 2020 Toyota Yaris Is A Different Breed to Its Predecessor

All You Need to Know About 2020 Toyota Yaris

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All You Need to Know About 2020 Toyota Yaris

Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled the all-new Yaris in Tokyo which will be going on sale starting from February 2020 in Japan. The new-generation compact car adopts 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 by shedding 50 kg in car weight compared to the conventional model, increasing torsional rigidity by at least 30 percent, and lowering the center of gravity by 15 mm.

Toyota’s compact cars will be based on the TNGA platform (GA-B) for developed countries in the future, and features components built entirely from the ground up, including the engine, Hybrid System, transmission, and suspension. In addition to the light yet highly rigid body and low center of gravity, the Yaris is offered with four different engine’s to deliver agility, superior comfort, and smooth and direct acceleration.

TNGAplatform (GA-B)

Engine Variant’s in the 2020 Toyota Yaris

  • 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine and Direct Shift-CVT
  • 1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine with New-generation Hybrid System
  • 1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine with a 6-speed manual
  • 1.0-liter engine with a compact and lightweight CVT
1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine with Hybrid System

The new Yaris is offered with E-Four (electric four-wheel drive system), a first for a Toyota compact car. The Japanese carmaker is among the first to adopt an array of advanced features that defy the common hierarchy based on car size, such as Advanced Park, Toyota’s advanced parking support system; the latest Toyota Safety Sense, which has been expanded to detect oncoming cars when turning right at an intersection and pedestrians crossing the street when turning right or left; Turn Tilt Seats which facilitate entering and exiting the vehicle; and Display Audio which can connect with smartphones.

Toyota’s first-generation Yaris was launched in 1999 but the Japanese automaker introduced the Yaris in the Indian car market only in 2018. Currently, the Yaris sedan available in India has been priced from Rs 8.65 lakh to Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom). It is not confirmed if Toyota will launch the new hatchback Yaris in India.