Tokyo Motor Show 2019 – Toyota has take wraps off the all-new Yaris compact hatchback for the model year 2020. Toyota says “The new Yaris has been developed in pursuit of new value sought in next-generation compact cars. The new Yaris is a new-generation compact car that adopts the TNGA platform, on which Toyota will base its compact cars 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 powertrains to deliver agility, superior comfort, and smooth and direct acceleration.”
There is a newly developed 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine mated to a Direct Shift-CVT as well as a 6-Speed manual. This engine uses high speed combustion technology, such as a longer stroke and expanded valve angle to achieve both low fuel consumption and high output. The same engine is also mated with New-generation Hybrid System which should prove more efficient by enhancing the efficiency of the entire system and by adopting a dedicated engine designed for the Hybrid System and the other newly developed hybrid units. In addition to achieving the world’s highest level of fuel efficiency for a hybrid vehicle, acceleration has also been enhanced to in pursuit of both fuel efficiency and performance. E-Four is being offered on a Toyota compact car for the first time. At entry level there is an improved 1.0-liter engine paired with a compact and lightweight CVT.
Power outputs and performance have not been released yet, stay tuned for more details.