The launch of the third era Toyota Yaris adds a new chapter to the model’s ongoing European success story. Over the last decade, the Yaris has constantly enjoyed a segment share of greater than 5%. It has been a powerful contributor to the increase in Toyota gross sales throughout Europe, boosting the brand picture and turning into a key pillar of the company’s European manufacturing operations.
The new Toyota Yaris will compete in the B-phase which – with a 26% share of the total market, equating to some 4 million sales every year – stays the most important gross sales enviornment of the European automotive market. This segment is at the moment dominated by petrolengined autos, which symbolize more than two thirds of the mix.
Over the previous few years, fragmentation has accelerated within the B-section, as a result of introduction of an increasing range of latest mannequin varieties such as the SUV and B-MPV. Nonetheless, representing 50% of complete sales, the hatchback remains the segment’s most essential, and best-selling, bodystyle.
With the continued improve in gasoline prices and CO2 taxation ranges instigating downsizing by customers from other segments, B-section gross sales are expected to stay stable within the rapid future.
The second technology Toyota Yaris is praised for its inside roominess, sturdiness, versatility, engine efficiency and ease of driving within the city environment. The brand new Yaris will consolidate all the strengths of the previous era vehicle, while providing a extra dynamic and sophisticated design execution, a clear step-up in sensory high quality, a phase breakthrough in reasonably priced multimedia connectivity, efficient powertrains, progressive transmission and the higher agility important to city driving.
Quality will remain a key Toyota Yaris attribute. Additional bettering the built-in quality not too long ago praised in the German 2011 TüV report, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France’s close involvement with suppliers from the very earliest levels of manufacturing will be sure that each part contributes to the overall high quality of the vehicle.
Positioned at the coronary heart of the B-phase, the brand new Toyota Yaris delivers an ingenious combination of benefits. It meets the calls for of both progressive, expertise-centered customers and more conventional customers who place an emphasis on high quality, practicality and, in fact, value for money.
All the Clever Yaris DNA in a Extra Dynamic Package deal
Because the European launch of the first Toyota Yaris in 1999, each successive generation of the automobile has been developed in accordance with the important thing concept: “compact outside whereas roomy inside”. The Yaris shortly grew to become nicknamed “Piccolo Genio” (little genius) – a testament to the packaging ingenuity of the first two generations of the car.
The third technology Toyota Yaris inherits all of the intelligent packaging DNA of those previous generations, whereas the exterior showcases the greater enchantment of a bolder, extra dynamic and chic design execution befitting a European compact car.
General vehicle size is now 3,885 mm, a limited improve of simply 100 mm. With a median car length of four meters in the B-segment, the new Yaris remains one of the most compact autos in its class. This is mirrored in a class-leading turning circle as of just 4.7 metres, which makes the brand new Toyota Yaris notably agile throughout city driving.
The width of the brand new Yaris stays the same at 1,695 mm, whereas its height has decreased by 20 mm to 1,510 mm, giving the car a lower centre of gravity and a more sporting stance. Inside its properly proportioned kind, the wheelbase has been prolonged by 50 mm, and the design’s short front and rear overhangs and distinguished wheel arches express stability, agility and dynamism.
The daring frontal therapy identifies the Toyota Yaris as the first car to characteristic the brand new face of the subsequent generation Toyota family. Key to the new frontal styling is a change within the proportions of the upper and decrease grilles, with the emphasis now positioned on enlarging the latter.
Elegantly sculpted to highlight the Toyota badge, a full-width concave formed higher grille is flanked by new, horizontal ‘lengthy eye’-look headlights. Their slim design incorporates dual lamps and, on some grades, smoke-plated ‘eyebrows’ to emphasize the brand new Yaris’ bolder, extra horizontal entrance styling.
Throughout the decrease bumper, a strong, protruding centre part homes a large air intake to focus attention on the bottom half of the car, reinforcing the low centre of gravity and giving the Toyota Yaris a more floor-hugging appearance.
Whilst sustaining the mannequin’s traditional ‘Y’ pattern graphic, these new frontal styling elements give the Toyota Yaris a bolder, more masculine appearance.
In profile, the dynamism of the vehicle is reinforced by the extra distinguished design of the steeply sloped beltline which has been a key styling cue for every technology of Yaris.
The base of the A pillar has been moved forwards to strengthen the Toyota Yaris’ trendy, cab-forward silhouette. The resultant enhance in windscreen rake helps enhance the car’s drag coefficient to a class-main Cd 0.287. Both front and rear three-quarter visibility have been improved though a larger entrance quarterlight and the elimination of the rear glazing division bar, the latter giving a extra dynamic look to the rear glazing.
A flowing, door cill character line and front and rear aero corner therapies further emphasise the brand new Yaris’ low centre of gravity and elegant, lengthy wheelbase profile. Allied to quite a few underbody airflow rectification components, these styling elements additionally enhance aerodynamic performance for enhanced gasoline efficiency.
To the rear, the detailing of the lamp clusters, high-hinged tailgate inset into the bumper and lower bumper treatment are visually interlinked, as soon as again sustaining the model’s basic, “Y” sample graphic. And the higher relocation of the license plate beneath a chrome bar garnish within the tailgate brings a extra premium quality image to the design execution.
The third era Toyota Yaris options new 15″ and 16″ alloy wheel designs, and will probably be obtainable in a choice of 10 exterior colours. Bringing a extra colourful palette to the Yaris, five colours are newly adopted by the mannequin range, and two -Gin Buck and Turquoise- are newly developed.
Larger Inside Sensory Quality, Roominess and Comfort
The key interior design aim for the brand new Toyota Yaris was to create a extra driver-centered cockpit with a symmetrical layout. The driving force’s and entrance passenger’s areas are clearly divided, emphasising a brand new focus on the driver ergonomics.
Incorporating sturdy horizontal traces to create a sense of width, the dashboard is dominated by a sculpted, mushy-padded part which flows away from the driver’s space into matching, higher door panel pads, heightening the sense of interior spaciousness.
Dashboard and door pad colour is matched to seat upholstery inserts according to the grade construction, reinforcing the highquality really feel of the interior.
Perceptions of sensory high quality are additional enhanced by highly tactile, premium quality detailing. The motive force’s devices, Multimedia contact screen and air vents are trimmed with gun metal end, concave cross-sectioned rings. And all controls and switchgear function chrome plated convex cross-sections.
Unlike earlier Yaris generations, the instrument binnacle is now positioned central to the steering wheel, with all driverfocused controls and switchgear ergonomically positioned for prime visibility and ease of use. A brand new, straightforward-to-learn, amber/pink backlit mixture meter options a large diameter central speedometer.
Further enhancing driver consolation, the three-spoke, stitched leather steering wheel has a new, more comfortable grip crosssection, the steering column rake has been lowered by three degrees to ship a more engaging driver place, and driver’s seat vertical adjustability has been elevated by 15 mm to a most 60 mm. A driver’s seat armrest can be accessible for better comfort.
The front seats themselves feature a completely new framework providing improved body-holding performance and wonderful experience comfort. The width of the seat cushion has been increased and the side sections raised for improved holding. And the seating floor space has been increased and the front fringe of the seat cushion raised to help scale back lengthy-distance fatigue.
Despite its compact exterior dimensions, passenger lodging aboard the new Toyota Yaris has not been compromised. Wheelbase length has been elevated by 50 mm and interior width by 30 mm. This, allied to the incremental saving of space by cautious detailing throughout the inside, makes the new Yaris one of the roomiest automobiles in its segment.
With out compromise to both comfort or security, both front and rear seatbacks, in addition to the tailgate, have been thinned to maximise roominess throughout. This increases rear passenger knee clearance by 35 mm to a category-main 645 mm, and loadspace depth by a hundred forty five mm to a category-leading 710 mm.
General baggage capacity inside the two-tier loadspace has been raised to 286 litres, rising to 12 litres with the 60:40 break up rear seats folded flat at 768 litres. And the tailgate opening has been widened by 20 mm for larger convenience.
The spaciousness and high sensory quality of the brand new inside is further bolstered via the Toyota Yaris’ giant, all-glass panoramic sunroof. The structure is separated into entrance and rear sections allowing more flexibility for front and rear occupant to open or close, every fitted with a 20% gentle transmittance roller shade.
Efficient, lightweight engines and modern transmission
Persevering with the profitable mixture of powertrains featured within the earlier generation mannequin range, the new Toyota Yaris will probably be out there with a alternative of three engines; 1.0 and 1.33 litre VVT-i petrol engines and a 1.4 litre D-4D turbodiesel.
All three engines benefit from the appliance of Toyota Optimal Drive, a range of engineering measures designed to maximise efficiency and driving enjoyment whereas minimising gas consumption and CO2 emissions.
Toyota Optimum Drive focuses on a number of key facets of powertrain improvement akin to light-weight, compact design, enhanced combustion efficiency, low friction components and environmentally friendly technologies. This, combined with weight saving measures and aerodynamic improvements, helps lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions with out compromising energy and torque levels.
Combining mild weight and compact design with the power and torque supply essential to urban driving, all three engines return extremely competitive gas consumption figures, generate low, taxefficient CO2 emissions and are Euro V compliant.
A marvel of miniaturisation, Toyota’s 3-cylinder, 1.zero litre VVT-i petrol engine led the trend for powertrain downsizing. To this day it stays a reference for compact, environment friendly engineering. The lightest unit in its class, it has gained successive Engine of the Year awards in the sub-1.0 litre category.
Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the most recent model of the 998 cc unit generates 69 DIN hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 93 Nm at 3,600 rpm. Fuel consumption has been lowered by 4% to 4.8 l/a hundred km, and CO2 emissions lowered by 7% to only 110 g/km, making it the perfect engine for the shorter journeys of city-primarily based Yaris drivers.
A 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol unit is on the market for purchasers requiring an engine with more energy and torque. The engine is light-weight and compact, with a small bore and long stroke, resulting in a really excessive energy-to-weight ratio. It combines robust dynamic performance, producing a 99 DIN hp at 6,000 rpm and, through a smoothened torque curve, a most 125 Nm at 4,000 rpm. When mated to the brand new Multidrive S transmission, gasoline economy is just 5.1 l/a hundred km and CO2 emissions are at 118 g/km.
The 1.33 litre petrol engine’s non-obligatory new Multidrive S transmission showcases Toyota’s newest Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technology. It now contains a new guide override, sequential, 7-step mode operable by either the gearshift lever or steering wheel-mounted paddles.
Multidrive S operates inside a wider band of substances ratios than a conventional transmission, allowing for both higher acceleration from a standstill and improved gasoline efficiency at cruising speeds. Engaging the Multidrive S Sport mode brings a better alignment of engine and automobile speeds, giving a extra linear feel to acceleration within the manner of a traditional manual transmission. The Sport mode enhances acceleration performance and awards the motive force a extra dynamic driving experience.
Toyota Yaris fashions fitted with the 1.33 litre Dual VVT-I petrol engine could also be geared up with an improved version of Toyota’s Cease & Start system. Obtainable in particular markets, the system now features a longer engine shut off time and will function by a wider temperature range.
Lastly, for patrons who want to combine strong efficiency with excessive mileage driving, a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel engine is accessible, fitted, as customary, with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Geared up with a 6-pace manual transmission, it generates 90 DIN hp at 3,800 rpm and most torque of 205 Nm at 1,800-2,800 rpm. Gas consumption has been lowered by 7% to 3.9 l/one hundred km, and CO2 by 6% to just 103 g/km.
Out there as an choice on 1.four D-4D diesel variations of the brand new Yaris, MultiMode is an automated handbook transmission with a totally automated shift mode and no clutch pedal. It affords the driving force a choice of two, absolutely computerized gear change modes or a guide, sequential gear change with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
New Grade Structure: Higher Worth and Improved Standard Gear
The new Toyota Yaris mannequin vary might be available in a choice of four grades – Entry, Lively, Model and Lounge. Tailored to supply a stronger differentiation between them, every grade will offer customers a singular model and character, with devoted interior zones for personalisation.
Offering outstanding value for money, with a high degree of inside refinement and a particularly generous normal gear specification, the Active grade will attract new clients to the Toyota brand and is anticipated to represent the biggest share of latest Yaris sales.
It options comfortable contact dashboard and door panel trim, gun steel inserts, steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth switchgear, driver’s seat peak adjustment, and silver stitching to the leather-based steering wheel and equipment lever surround. A full audio multimedia 6.1” show interface with Bluetooth and USB/Aux connectivity incorporates a rear view digicam, and guide air-conditioning is fitted as standard. With seven airbags, ABS and VSC, the Active grade additionally presents customers the very best ranges of safety.
The Style grade targets younger customers, offering the best ranges of normal tools and essentially the most dynamic, sporting, inside trim. Externally, it features a stiffer suspension set-up, 16″ alloy wheels, front fog lamps with chrome surrounds and an integral rear spoiler. The interior contains grade-unique colour, trim and driver’s instruments, driver and entrance passenger’s seat height adjustment and armrest, and orange stitching for the steering wheel and hand break.
The Lounge grade has been tailor-made to appeal to each current Yaris house owners and those downsizing from the C-segment. It encompasses a grade-particular light grey end for the mushy contact dashboard pad and door panels, an exclusive seat trim, driver and entrance passenger’s seat top adjustment and armrest, a newly launched dual-zone computerized climate management system with ventilated glove field, and electrical rear windows.
Reflecting at the moment’s extremely connected society, on-board multimedia techniques are in growing demand by prospects of every automotive segment, no matter vehicle price or mannequin grade. These clients require a system which provides centralized, contact display management of the widest possible vary of car features, as well as connectivity to external gadgets equivalent to mobile phones and transportable music players.
Toyota Contact is a 6.1 inch, full color, touch screen interface which represents a brand new strategy to affordable, on-board multimedia systems. Fitted, as standard, on the new Yaris from the Energetic grade, it incorporates AM/FM radio, a CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and automated phonebook synchronisation at every connection. A USB port allows for the connection of transportable music gamers, with the facility to show iTunes album cover art.
On-screen car information displays embody remaining fuel range, instant fuel consumption, average fuel consumption per minute during the last 15 minutes and time elapsed since final engine start. The system is obtainable in the French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Russian languages.
In addition, the system incorporates a rear view camera, fitted as standard. The image is displayed on the Toyota Contact display when reverse gear is engaged, to assist with parking manoeuvres.
Toyota Contact & Go
Constructing on the Toyota Contact multimedia base unit, Toyota Touch & Go equips the new Toyota Yaris with a navigation system representing one of the best worth for money on the market.
The system contains all the most well-liked navigation features, reminiscent of superior visitors protection, customisable speed limits, speed digital camera warnings and motorway signposting.
In addition, it not solely affords drivers a alternative of the quickest or shortest path to their destination, but in addition the one with the smallest environmental affect – an ‘Ecological’ route option. Utilizing a appropriate cell phone, by way of Bluetooth, the system offers on-board connectivity to a Google Native Search perform – the most important and latest search database in the world. By way of Google Maps, destinations could also be input remotely from residence or office, and Points of Interest could also be downloaded for entry as destinations.
The set up of Touch & Go additionally upgrades the multimedia base unit with the addition of an SMS on-display screen ship/obtain function incorporating a contact individual image display, and a USB-based photo viewing function.
Several Contact & Go Apps might be accessible for obtain from launch, such as fuel worth, climate and parking space information. As well as, A specific Facebook App has been developed to permit Toyota Yaris house owners to remain in contact with the 180 million European Facebook users over the course of their journey.
Toyota Touch & Go has been designed particularly to be each versatile and affordable. The system can be up-dated with the latest capabilities or newest maps, as they grow to be available.
Tailored Specification Packs
Carefully tailor-made to enhance on-board comfort and convenience, a variety of upgrade Option Packs offer Yaris clients exceptional worth for money.
A VIP pack options partial leather-based upholstery, privacy glass, and driver and entrance passenger footwell lighting.
A Sound pack incorporates a twin, 280 watt amplifier and eight premium speakers. A Vision pack gives prospects front foglamps and a panoramic sunroof with impartial, front and rear opening sunshades.
A Senso pack options automated wipers and headlamps, and an electro-chromatic rear view mirror. A Senso Smart pack provides good entry to the Senso pack content. And a Design pack options 15″ alloy wheels and front foglamps.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) – Sustaining the Highest Ranges of Built-in Quality in the B-segment
Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has been constructing the Toyota Yaris for a decade. It stays committed to delivering vehicles with the very best levels of constructed-in quality within the B-segment.
The Toyota Yaris has already established a fame for excellent levels of High quality, Sturdiness and Reliability. Such quality can only be assured through its complete integration into each aspect of the Toyota manufacturing process.
Growth of the new Yaris undertaking at TMMF was based on three key pillars:
First, the identification of enchancment points from each of the current Toyota Yaris manufacturing areas, and the very early incorporation of these requirements into the event of the new vehicle structure.
Second, the guarantee of a smooth transfer of the new Yaris assembly operation to plant members by correct training and a evaluate of basic skills.
Third, the continued improvement of built-in quality in the company’s manufacturing processes, based on Toyota manufacturing System principles.
TMMF engineers had been involved within the improvement of the brand new Toyota Yaris for 3 years before the beginning of production – a year and a half longer than on the earlier era vehicle.
All manufacturing and quality departments sent several engineers to Japan for between 6 to 18 months, to study and further enhance the automobile design. The feedback generated has proved extremely beneficial in minimising potential production quality issues.
Key to sustaining constructed-in high quality in the long run, TMMF also focused on guaranteeing that every part has been designed for extra constant quality over the course of repeated manufacture, permitting for better control of both becoming accuracy and construct quality.
Cross useful Enterprise Reform working teams specializing in design, high quality, suppliers and manufacturing were also established. Their intention is to evaluate crucial process traits to ensure the built-in quality of 5 vital functions – braking, acceleration, turning, gas leaks and potential fire starting points. This also additional improves quality consciousness from workforce members, in addition to strengthening guarantee administration and the important process audit.
The direct involvement of suppliers in the vehicle manufacturing preparation course of was also essential to ensure the highest possible quality.
This involvement takes the form of numerous diverse actions: Inside an intensive supplier growth programme, Toyota engineers are primarily based at strategic supplier factories to share knowledge and assist in the achievement of the expected quality standards.
For brand new parts, Toyota makes use of Simultaneous Engineering – the early exchange of part design ideas and manufacturing strategies between the company and the provider- as well as provider components monitoring teams – a number of visits to the provider to ensure quality milestones are achieved- to resolve problems properly before the beginning of production.
Instantly prior to the start of recent Yaris mass manufacturing, every supplier visited TMMF on a regular basis, both before and during assembly trial periods. This permit for intensive dialogue, design opinions and trial components fitting, with the intention of identifying all potential problems.
General, an extended undertaking development lead time inside the Toyota plant and the early involvement of suppliers within the design course of mix to ensure the earliest attainable identification of problems. Such measures are basic to the Toyota tradition of steady improvement, and can ensure that the new Toyota Yaris offers prospects the highest levels of built-in high quality in the B-segment.