With a few weeks behind the schedule initially planned, due to a health crisis, Toyota began production of its fourth generation Yaris compact car from July 6.The new Yaris is being built in France, at the Onnaing plant near Valenciennes, where the model has been assembled since 2001.
This is not we repeat, not the Toyota GR Yaris. The fabulously muscular Yaris pictured here does not have four wheel drive. It doesn t have the world s most powerful three cylinder engine. It doesn t have 260hp.
Full screen 1 7 Read more on:Toyota Some lucky souls have already bagged themselves a GR Yaris by leaving their homes and visiting an actual dealership when such things were open. But if you ve used lockdown to successfully convince yourself a 30k Yaris is just what you need, then fear not, friend, you can still place an order for Toyota s rally rep via the wondrous internet.Simply visit Toyota s special website, choose your colour and trim, nominate your local dealer, pay a 1,500 deposit and BOOM you re on the list.
PHOTO: Toyota Based on what Toyota has revealed so far, the all new Yaris looks totally different from its predecessor. It sports a more stylish exterior design with a two tone color scheme. The black grille highlights the front fascia, which overall resembles the new look Toyota Corolla. Meanwhile, the blacktop flows nicely toward the rear end and what seems to be a black plastic trim connecting the redesigned taillights. It also boasts a premium interior with a more modern looking dash and some soft touch materials around the cabin.
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Where brand performance is concerned VW re took the number one spot (from BMW) for the first time in 2019, gaining a place from March 2018 results despite a 1.0% decline. Mercedes and BMW followed, with strong performances of 7.2% and 13.2%. Ford was next in line with Audi and Nissan trailing them. Opel (Vauxhall) appears to be bearing the brunt of the downturn for the month, not only dropping six places into 7th. Toyota and Kia were the next two on the ladder, while SEAT entered the top 10 with a solid growth of 9.5%. In terms of fuel types, neither the diesel or petrol segment could post a positive March but both hybrid ( 6.7%) and electric ( 98.9%) did. The top 3 in the electric segment were the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and the Jaguar I Pace. For hybrids, no surprise to see Toyota at the top of the list with the C HR finishing in front of the Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota Yaris.
The concept proposal for the pressurised rover being studied by JAXA and Toyota is the size of two microbuses. It's 6 metres long, 5.2 metres wide and 3.8 metres in height. It will be capable of accommodating two people and even four people in case of an emergency. Toyota Cars Fortuner Land Cruiser Innova Crysta Etios Liva Yaris Platinum Etios Land Cruiser Prado Camry Corolla Altis Prius Etios Cross
Full screen 1 10 Read more on:ConceptMotorsportToyota Toyota has launched a new performance brand, Gazoo Racing, via the Yaris GRMN hot hatch. And this is a hint at some of the bespoke sports cars that could follow. It s called the GR Super Sport Concept, and it uses the petrol electric powertrain of Toyota s Le Mans racecar.Yep, while Mercedes shoehorns F1 engines into supercars, Toyota s doing the same with a World Endurance Championship drivetrain. And it appears to have been transplanted across undiluted, the Super Sport boasting 1,000bhp from a combination of twin turbo 2.4 litre V6 and electric motors. There s also similar aero to the racecar and some circuit friendly diddy 18in wheels in fat tyres. No insta friendly chrome 21s here.
Obviously it s based on the three door version and it will arrive at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the updated Yaris family. As far as we can tell, the facelift s main novelty is the reworked design for the taillights which are now wider. The sporty model will of course get its exclusive perks prominent roof mounted spoiler painted in black, central exhaust tip, as well as the glossy black winglets at the front next to the fog lights. The lower ride is enabled by the sporty suspension and we can also see the upgraded brakes tucked behind the blacked out alloys.
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