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2020 Toyota Yaris

  1. TOYOTA'S NEW YARIS: ADVANCED STYLE, PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY
  2. NEW YARIS - MODEL BY MODEL
  3. VIBRANT DESIGN AND CLEVER PACKAGING
  4. NEW YARIS: DYNAMIC, RESPONSIVE AND EFFICIENT
  5. NEW YARIS PLATFORM UNDERPINS DRIVING ENJOYMENT
  6. YARIS DESIGNED TO BE THE WORLD'S SAFEST COMPACT CAR
  7. TOYOTA YARIS SPECIFICATIONS

TOYOTA'S NEW YARIS: ADVANCED STYLE, PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY


**Segment-first safety technologies and remarkable fuel economy**
**New platform central to advanced style, practicality and driving enjoyment **
**Agile and easy to park, comfortable on journeys and affordable to own**


Toyota's all-new Yaris has arrived in Australia, setting a new benchmark for compact cars with its stylish design, dynamic performance and the clever application of new technologies - including safety features previously available only in luxury cars.

The fourth-generation Yaris sits on a new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform that delivers a step-change in styling appeal, ride comfort and agility - advances already seen with TNGA platforms in cars like RAV4, Camry and Corolla.

TNGA is also central to the new Yaris hatch's lower centre of gravity and more rigid body - engineering achievements that translate into impressive dynamics, a comfortable ride and agile handling.

Complementing the Yaris GA-B platform are new 1.5-litre three-cylinder powertrains that develop more power than their four-cylinder predecessors, while using substantially less fuel and cutting emissions.

The stand-out is Toyota's latest hybrid system that also generates higher power output while achieving the best fuel economy of any Toyota ever offered in Australia - at only3.3 litres/100km1 and just 76 grams/km2 of CO2.

Advances in active and passive systems are designed to create the world's safest compact car with the new-generation Yaris retaining its Ascent Sport, SX and ZR equipment levels.

Yaris is the only vehicle in its class with front-centre airbags, designed to protect the heads of front-seat occupants, and a driver-assist system that can detect and automatically brake to help avoid pedestrians and vehicles at intersections3.

These technologies are standard across the range, along with a host of other driver-assist features, including a pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking3, and a secondary brake that can further slow the vehicle after an accident.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing Sean Hanley said prices starting from $22,1304 for the manual Ascent Sport represent strong value for a vehicle that resets the benchmark in its class.

"The all-new Yaris has sharper styling, a dynamic new platform, powerful and efficient new powertrains, an engaging new driving experience and the cutting-edge safety that is otherwise available only in luxury cars," Mr Hanley said.

"Its capability and features - including quality, safety and connectivity - go beyond anything else offered in this segment and respond directly to the needs and preferences of compact-car buyers.

"Such an advanced level of engineering and specification will deliver long-term value to people buying their first new car, right through to those who are downsizing.

"At the same time, the new Yaris is extremely practical: agile and easy to park in the city, comfortable on longer journeys, and affordable to own."

A Direct Shift CVT adds just $1,5004 with a CVT-equipped hybrid on SX and ZR for a further $2,000 over their equivalent petrol variants. Low ownership costs include a five-year warranty5, extendable to seven years6, up to 10 years on the hybrid battery7 and five annual services capped at $195 each8.

Yaris is one of the most popular vehicles sold in Australia, recently passing 250,000 local sales. This is in addition to 82,000 examples of Toyota's Echo - the local name used for the first-generation Yaris.

Sporty exterior and high-quality interior

All-new Yaris is shorter and lower than its predecessor with a longer wheelbase for maximum interior space and stability.

A sporty exterior design comprises a prominent cascading grille, longer bonnet, sculpted door panels, dynamic character lines and a shorter rear overhang.

There are 12 exterior colours, with ZR variants also available with two-tone paint.

The interior offers an open, spacious and comfortable cabin with ample headroom, a wider centre console and an up-market ambience with high-quality seat fabrics.

Ascent Sport has an all-black interior; SX gains silver highlights while ZR is distinguished by sporty red inserts.

A safety-inspired "hands on the wheel, eyes on the road" concept results in intuitive placement of controls and a smaller-diameter steering wheel with fingertip switches.

Linked driver information sources include a 7-inch touchscreen and a 4.2-inch multi-information display in the instrument cluster. SX and ZR speedo and tacho/hybrid meter dials are digital. ZR variants have a 10-inch colour head-up display.

The new platform allows the driver's seat to be set lower and further back towards the centre of the car, creating a more engaging driving position and helping to lower the vehicle's centre of gravity by around 15mm.

The steering wheel is set closer to the driver, with wider tilt and telescopic adjustments. Electric steering assistance is tuned for a light feel at low speed and a responsive feeling at high speed.

A 270-litre cargo area incorporates a two-level deck board. Larger items can be accommodated with a 60:40 split-fold rear seat back.

Three new powertrains

New Yaris is powered by a 1.5-litre inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force engine with the choice of a six-speed intelligent manual gearbox on Ascent Sport or Direct Shift CVT. SX and ZR grades can also be specified with Toyota's latest hybrid system.

The new direct-injection 1.5-litre petrol engine's 88kW and 145Nm represent gains of 10 per cent and 2.7 per cent over the previous 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine outputs, courtesy of a lighter block and crankshaft, reduced frictional losses and high-speed combustion technology.

At the same time, new Yaris uses less fuel - just 5.4 litres/100km1 for the manual and 4.9 litres/100km1 for the CVT. The latter is an improvement of more than 23 per cent over the equivalent outgoing model.

Impressively, these fuel-consumption figures are also superior to the discontinued 1.3-litre engine by up to 6.9 per cent.

Toyota's fourth-generation hybrid system's petrol engine adopts port injection with 10-hole injectors, variable valve timing and the world's fastest combustion speed. An electric motor instead of oil pressure controls intake variable valve timing, resulting in a wider adjustment angle.

Operating on the Atkinson Cycle, its 67kW/120Nm outputs are supplemented by a 59kW/141Nm electric motor-generator and a compact lithium-ion battery. Combined maximum power output is 85kW.

Yaris hybrid can be operated in a fuel-saving eco mode or a more responsive power mode. As a full hybrid, it can also run on electric power alone - a noticeable contributor to its urban-cycle fuel economy of just 2.8 litres/100km1.

The hybrid transaxle adopts a compact dual-axis structure with the power-control unit installed directly above it, resulting in a small and lightweight system.

Dynamic chassis

Yaris adopts a chassis that has been engineered to improve dynamic qualities, reduce body roll and improve braking stability and stopping distances.

The revised front MacPherson struts and rear torsion-beam layout includes reduced friction, softer springs and an increase in rear roll stiffness - measures that further improve agility, balance, braking stability and distances while reducing body roll.

The new platform also underpins a significant increase in body rigidity, which contributes to agility, stable handling, ride comfort and lower noise and vibration.

Ground-breaking safety

Ground-breaking safety features, designed to make Yaris the world's safest compact car, include front-centre airbags, sensors that can detect vehicles or pedestrians at intersections when making turns3, and a secondary collision brake.

These new potentially life-saving features are firsts for the Yaris segment and being offered for the first time on a Toyota vehicle in Australia. They are expected to be progressively introduced to the brand's other models.

Other advanced safety technologies include a pre-collision safety system with autonomous emergency braking3, active cruise control3, automatic high beam, and technologies to assist with cornering3, staying in the intended lane3 and detecting speed signs. A reversing camera and a full suite of brake assist and traction-control systems including active cornering assist are also standard.

ZR variants gain front and rear parking sensors3 and a parking support brake system3 that can warn the driver of objects around the vehicle and even apply the brakes if necessary.

Other standard features

Other standard equipment on Ascent Sport include Apple Carplay9 and Android Auto10, LED daytime running lamps, tail and stop lamps; auto retractable door mirrors with LED turn signal lamps; and power windows.

Additional standard equipment on mid-range SX includes satellite navigation with pinch-and-zoom capability; speed-limit display and warnings; automatic air-conditioning; keyless smart entry; smart-start ignition button; soft-touch instrument panel; 15-inch alloy wheels; LED headlamps, indicators and rear combination lamps; and privacy glass.

Top-of-the-line ZR gains 16-inch alloys; rear spoiler; head-up display; sports front seats; blind-spot monitor; intelligent clearance sonar; parking support brake system; and paddle shifter on the petrol variant.

YARIS PRICES4

Ascent Sport manual $22,130
Ascent Sport CVT $23,630
SX CVT $27,020
ZR CVT $30,100
SX Hybrid CVT $29,020
ZR Hybrid CVT $32,100

Premium paint: $500
Two-tone paint: $450

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For more information, please contact:

Orlando Rodriguez
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
0413 250 507
orlando.rodriguez@toyota.com.au

Emily Haseloff
Public Affairs Manager
0437 811 508
emily.haseloff@toyota.com.au


1 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (litres/100km) for auto models.
2 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.
3 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
4 Manufacturer's recommended retail prices provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
5 The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years, with unlimited kms, from delivery. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
6 Conditions apply. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
7 The Toyota Warranty Advantage (TWA) Hybrid Battery coverage is for up to 10yrs, with unlimited kms, from date of first delivery. It is comprised of the standard 5yr TWA and extended each year for an additional 5yrs with an annual hybrid health check inspection according to Toyota specifications. Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. The TWA does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
8 Maximum payable for standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) until first of 5 years or 75,000km (up to the first 5 services). Excludes government and rental vehicles. Contact your Toyota Dealer or go to toyota.com.au/advantage for other exclusions, eligibility and full details.
9 CarPlayฎ is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
10 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.


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NEW YARIS - MODEL BY MODEL


Ascent Sport

Mechanical
• 88kW/145Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine
• Six-speed intelligent manual transmission
• Optional CVT
• TNGA-B platform
• MacPherson strut front suspension
• Torsion beam rear suspension
• Active cornering assist
• Electric power steering
• Ventilated disk brakes (front)
• Leading-trailing drum brakes (rear)
• Handbrake

Exterior
• Longer wheelbase (+40mm)
• Lower roof (-5mm)
• Shorter rear overhang (-45mm)
• 15-inch steel wheels with cap
• Temporary spare
• Halogen headlamps, indicators
• LED daytime running lamps
• LED tail, stop lamp
• Rear fog lamps
• Auto retractable door mirrors
o LED turn signal lamps
• Two front-windscreen wipers
• Shark fin antenna
• 12 paint colours

Interior
• Urethane steering wheel
o Steering-wheel switches
• Tilt & telescopic steering column, manual
• Front seats, manual adjustment
• Fabric upholstery, piano black trim
• Analogue speedometer and tachometer
• 4.2-inch multi-information display (vertical)
• 60:40 split-fold rear seat
• Rear-seat reminder
• Cargo area: two-level deck board
• Power windows, front and rear
• Manual air-conditioner
• Centre console - 2 cupholders
• Front door pockets: up to 1.5-litre bottle
• Rear door pockets: up to 600ml bottle
• Front 12V socket, USB port

Safety and security
• Eight airbags
o Driver, front passenger, 2 front centre, 2 front side, 2 curtain shield
• Pre-collision safety system
o Pedestrian, day and night-time detection
o Cyclist, day-time detection
• Active cruise control
• Intersection turn assistance
• Lane-trace assist (with steering assist, lane centring)
• Road-sign assist
• Reversing camera
• Auto high beam
• Antilock brake system
• Emergency brake assist
• Steering-assisted vehicle stability control
• Traction control
• Hill-start assist control
• Secondary collision brake system
• Emergency brake signal (hazard lights)
• ISOFIX rear-seat anchors (lower outboard, 3 upper tethers)

Multimedia
• 7" touchscreen display
• Carplayฎ1 & Androidฎ2 Auto
• Miracast
• myToyota
• AM/FM/DAB+ radio3
• Enhanced voice recognition
• Bluetoothฎ4 (phone and music)
• Mobile assistant
o Access to Siriฎ5 Eyes Free, Google Now6 voice commands
• USB video playback (vehicle stationary)
• Six speakers

SX (upgrades or additions over Ascent Sport)
• 85kW (combined) 1.5-litre hybrid option with e-CVT
o Lithium-ion battery pack
o Normal, power, eco, EV modes
• Satellite navigation7 with enhanced content
o SUNA live traffic8
o Intersection guidance
o My traffic routes
o Real junction view
o Speed-limit display and warnings
• Enhanced interface
o Pinch and zoom on map screen
• Auto air-conditioner
• Keyless smart entry
• Smart start (ignition button)
• Digital LCD speedometer, tachometer/hybrid meter
• 4.2-inch multi-information display (horizontal)
• Soft-touch instrument panel
• Leather-accented steering wheel
• 15-inch alloy wheels
• LED headlamps and indicators
• LED rear combination lamps
• Privacy glass
• Silver trim highlights
• CVT only on petrol variant

ZR (upgrades or additions over SX)
• 16-inch alloy wheels
• Rear spoiler
• Head-up display
• Sports front seats
• Blind-spot monitor
• Intelligent clearance sonar with parking support brake
• Paddle shifter (not on hybrid)
• Embossed & Y-printed seat fabric
• Piano black gear surround, front-door highlights
• Red insert on dashboard, front doors

ZR with two-tone paint
• Four paint colours available with black roof
• Two paint colours available with white roof


1 CarPlayฎ is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
2 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
3 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
4 Bluetoothฎ is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.
5 Siriฎ is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
6 Save for Toyota trademarks depicted, all other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
7 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
8 Service varies based on vehicle location. See sunatraffic.com.au.


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VIBRANT DESIGN AND CLEVER PACKAGING


Toyota designers have delivered more emotional styling for the all-new Yaris by crafting dramatic proportions based on a "condensed and agile" concept.

All-new Yaris is 5mm shorter and 5mm lower than its predecessor, bucking the trend in its segment where new models have typically grown larger.

Toyota's engineers also added millimetres where it counts with a 40mm longer wheelbase that maximises interior space and contributes to improved stability.

Despite the lower roofline, interior headroom has not been compromised as the driver and passengers sit lower, thanks to the new TNGA B-platform.

Exterior styling

The taut, powerful front design is focused on a large, cascading grille that expands almost the entire width of the bumper, set off by a centrally mounted Toyota emblem.

The dynamic look is further enhanced by A-pillars that have been moved rearward, resulting in a longer bonnet ahead of a windscreen that now incorporates two wiper blades with a 6.7-per-cent larger range.

New headlights are shaped to reduce the perceived length of the front overhang. SX and ZR variants adopt LED technology including turn indicators that alternate with the daytime running lights.

The Yaris side profile is even more expressive with sculpted door panels and contrasting character lines that convey a sporty look - a downward crease from the front fender towards the B-pillar and a radial crease that starts on the short rear doors and extends over the rear wheels into the taillights.

A well-executed rear end creates a more eye-catching appearance with its shorter rear overhang, large window, C-shaped LED lamps and a black underbody panel.

ZR variants gain a rear spoiler along with 16-inch black alloy wheels finished with shiny thin machined-finished spokes. The other variants are fitted with 15-inch wheels - steel with covers for Ascent Sport and eight-spoke alloys for SX.

There are 12 exterior paint colours, two of which are newly developed: Cherry Blossom and Coral Rose. On ZR variants, a dual-tone scheme is available: Ebony and Atomic Rush can be matched to a white roof and Cherry Blossom, Coral Rose, Bronx Bronze and Eclectic Blue can be teamed with a black roof.

Interior styling

The interior design employs intelligent packaging to create an open, spacious and comfortable area for the driver and front passenger.

Front seats have been moved 10mm closer to the doors, allowing the centre console to be widened by 20mm.

A key focus was the quality of touch, operation and sound of the controls, colours, illumination, shapes, patterns, graphics and overall appearance.

The cockpit was designed around the concept of "hands on the wheel, eyes on the road" with ergonomics used to make controls intuitive to locate and easy to use.

Forward visibility has been improved by making the dashboard slimmer and positioning it lower, as well as adopting a smaller-diameter steering wheel with fingertip controls for audio, phone and cruise control settings.

Information is presented clearly and directly to the driver from interlinked sources: the high-mounted 7-inch touchscreen and a 4.2-inch TFT multi-information display in the instrument binnacle flanked by the speedo and tachometer/hybrid meter (digital on SX and ZR).

The high-grade variant also gains a 10-inch colour head-up display that helps the driver focus on driving with minimal distraction. It projects key driving data and warnings, such as navigation prompts and speed limits, onto the windscreen within
the driver's field of view.

High-quality seat materials include a Japanese technique called "kasuri" for Ascent Sport and SX where threads are dyed individually so that the pattern is revealed only when they are woven together.

ZR uses a high-grade embossed fabric with a printed Y-pattern ("Y" for Yaris). SX and ZR also adopt an innovative felt trim for the door panels and, for the first time in a Yaris, a soft-touch instrument panel.

Ascent Sport has an all-black interior; SX gains silver trim highlights while ZR is distinguished by a sporty red insert on the dashboard and front doors.

The cabin also offers increased storage spaces and practicality including a front console box and open tray, 12V socket and USB port, two cupholders in the centre console, and front-door pockets that can accommodate a 1.5-litre bottle and rear-door pockets a 600ml bottle.

Behind the 60:40 split-fold rear seat, the 270-litre cargo area incorporates a two-level deck board.

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NEW YARIS: DYNAMIC, RESPONSIVE AND EFFICIENT


Toyota has advanced the driving character, agility and appeal of the new Yaris by teaming a dynamic new platform with responsive yet efficient engine technology, including the latest hybrid system.

Smooth, direct acceleration are hallmarks of the three newly developed Yaris powertrains: a 1.5-litre inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force engine with six-speed manual gearbox or Direct Shift CVT, and new-generation hybrid technology.

The new 1.5-litre petrol engine produces more power and torque - while using less fuel - than the 1.3 and 1.5-litre four-cylinder engines it replaces.

But the hybrid system stands out, also generating more power than previous generation engines while using just 3.3 litres1 of fuel to travel 100km and emitting just 76 grams2 of CO2 per kilometre - the best official figures ever produced by a Toyota in Australia.

Around town, hybrid consumption dips to a new low for Toyota of 2.8 litres/100km and, even on the open road, the figure is just 3.6 litres/100km1.

This is despite the hybrid system offering a combined power output of 85kW compared with 80kW for the superseded 1.5 and 63kW for the outgoing 1.3.

Even compared with the best return from the 1.3-litre petrol engine (5.8 litres/100km1 in manual guise), this represents an improvement of 43.1 per cent.

For petrol variants, maximum power rises to 88kW @ 6600rpm and 145Nm over a 4800-5200rpm range while consuming just 5.4 litres/100km1 with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Even more impressive is the 4.9 litres/100km1 consumption with a Direct Shift CVT, which incorporates a launch gear for brisk and efficient off-the-line acceleration.
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Compared with the previous 1.5-litre with four-speed auto, the new 1.5-litre with Direct Shift CVT increases power by 10 per cent and torque by 2.7 per cent while cutting fuel consumption by almost one-quarter1 compared with the previous four-speed auto (23.4 per cent, from 6.4 litres/100km)1.

Compared with the smaller 1.3-litre engine and five-speed manual, the new Ascent Sport with a six-speed manual lifts power by almost 40 per cent (39.7%) and torque by more than 20 per cent (20.8%). Yet, despite displacement being increased by 15 per cent, fuel consumption is cut by 6.9 per cent (from 5.8 litres/100km)1.

The petrol powertrains also improve emissions performance with the automatic CVT at 114 g/km2 (previous 1.5-litre auto: 1412) and the manual at 126 g/km2 (previous 1.5-litre manual: 1372).

These improvements are due to Toyota's switch from four-cylinder to three-cylinder engines, reducing frictional losses and resulting in a lighter block and crankshaft.

The new engines use high speed combustion technology, including a longer stroke (stroke-to-bore ratio of 1.2:1) and intelligent dual variable valve timing (VVT-i), to achieve both low fuel consumption and high output.

The engine for petrol models adopts direct fuel-injection to enhance fuel economy, lower emissions and reduce NVH.

On the inlet camshafts, the petrol engine uses VVT-iW (W = Wide) that offers expanded opening angles.

A high compression ratio of 13.9:1 in the standard petrol engine contributes to thermal efficiency of approximately 40 per cent - among the highest in the world for a passenger-car engine.

Toyota's fourth-generation hybrid system is optimised for weight, packaging and efficiency. It pursues both driving performance and the world's highest level of fuel efficiency for a hybrid vehicle without a plug.

For hybrid models, an Atkinson Cycle version of the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine adopts port injection using 10-hole injectors and variable valve timing - all working with an even higher compression ratio of 14:1.

On the intake side, an electric motor (VVT-iE) instead of oil pressure is used to control the variable valve timing, resulting in a wider adjustment angle as well as immediate control during engine start.

The petrol engine alone in the hybrid system develops 67kW and 120Nm, supplemented by a 59kW and 141Nm electric motor generator and a compact 4.3 A-hr lithium-ion battery to store electricity. Combined maximum power output is 85kW.

Yaris hybrid can be operated in normal mode, a more responsive power mode, a fuel-saving eco mode or a near-silent, zero-emissions EV mode. The lithium-ion battery does not detract from occupant space or the maximum 270-litre luggage volume.

This engine has the world's fastest combustion speed, supporting high torque at low engine speeds and fuel efficiency. It is also fitted with a balance module, which helps reduce engine noise and vibration.

The hybrid transaxle adopts a compact dual-axis structure with a low-loss gear train. The power-control unit is installed directly above the transaxle, resulting in a small and lightweight HV system.

Toyota's hybrid architecture contains all the elements of an electric car: high-power motors and high-voltage components, together with a highly efficient engine (running on the Atkinson cycle).

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1 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined (litres/100km) for auto models.
2 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.

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NEW YARIS PLATFORM UNDERPINS DRIVING ENJOYMENT


The Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) GA-B platform, used for the first time in Toyota's compact car, is central to the engaging drive, confident handling and comfortable ride of the all-new Yaris.

TNGA delivers greater design and packaging freedom, a lower centre of gravity and a more rigid body - all of which translate into impressive dynamics, a comfortable ride and high-level passive safety.

The platform underpins high body rigidity, low centre of gravity, an engaging driving position and enhanced driving enjoyment from a superbly balanced chassis.

The car's stability inspires confidence, while its response to the driver's inputs is natural and precise, leading to a heightened sense of agility.

Around town, the new Yaris provides engaging and crisp response while ensuring smooth, comfortable motoring during longer journeys and on the open road.

The steering wheel is set closer to the driver, with a six-degree increase in the tilt angle for improved ergonomics and 10mm greater tilt and telescopic adjustments (to 40 and 50mm). Electric power steering is tuned for a light feel at low speed and a responsive feeling at high speed.

The driver's seat is set lower and moved 60mm closer to the centre of the car, creating a more engaging driving position that enhances a sense of control and connection with the car. The fuel-tank design has also enabled the rear-seat hip point to be lowered by 26 mm.

These changes help lower the centre of gravity by around 15mm, endowing the car with better inertia characteristics.

The chassis has been engineered with a better weight balance, reducing body roll and improving braking stability and stopping distances.

Suspension design includes reduced friction in the front MacPherson struts, more compliant springs, and increased roll stiffness for the rear torsion-beam set-up.

The changes result in improved dynamic qualities, reduced body roll in cornering, and increased agility.

The new platform also underpins a significant increase in body rigidity, which contributes to agility, stable handling, ride comfort and lower noise and vibration levels.

Strategic reinforcements have been applied to the cowl, rear pillar, tunnel and rear structure and the rear wheelhouse, as well as a stiffer dashboard panel.

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YARIS DESIGNED TO BE THE WORLD'S SAFEST COMPACT CAR


Toyota's all-new Yaris arrives in Australia with a ground-breaking level of safety features, designed to make it the world's safest compact car.

Advanced technologies - standard on every Yaris - include front-row centre airbags, sensors that can detect vehicles or pedestrians at intersections when making turns, and a secondary collision brake1.

These new potentially life-saving features are being offered for the first time on a Toyota vehicle in Australia. They are expected to be progressively introduced to the brand's other models.

Toyota's front-row centre airbags expand the passive safety credentials of Yaris, while the other two new features are incorporated in the latest evolution of the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)1 active safety package.

TSS provides a new level of advanced driver assistance technologies with its pre-collision safety system, active cruise control, automatic high beam, and technologies to assist with cornering, staying in the intended lane and detecting speed signs.

Further standard driver support and safety enhancing systems include a reversing camera and a full suite of brake assist and traction-control systems including active cornering assist.

First-in-class centre airbags

The new front-row centre airbags - a first in its class - are designed to offer additional protection in a range of accidents.

They can act as energy-absorbing cushions between the driver and front passenger in side crashes, or in passenger-side crashes when the driver is the only occupant. They can also provide safety benefits in rollover accidents.

Yaris is also equipped with driver and front-passenger airbags, front-side airbags and full-length side curtain shield airbags.

All five seats feature three-point emergency locking retractor seatbelts. Driver, front-passenger and rear outboard seatbelts incorporate pre-tensioners and force limiters. Rear seats are equipped with ISOFIX (two lower anchors for the outboard seats and three upper tethers).

Advanced active safety measures

The pre-collision safety system (PCS)1 in Yaris is designed to detect a vehicle on the road ahead, reducing the risk of an accident. It can also detect pedestrians day or night and cyclists during the day.

When the system detects a collision is possible, it generates audible and visual alerts to prompt the driver to brake. It also primes the brake system to deliver extra stopping force when the driver presses the brake pedal. If the driver fails to react in time, the system will automatically apply the brakes.

Intersection turn assistance1 is a new PCS feature, resulting from an expanded sensing system. It is capable of detecting oncoming cars when turning right at an intersection and pedestrians crossing the street when turning right or left, which will assist in avoiding a collision.

Active cruise control1 helps the driver maintain a safe distance from the car in front by adjusting vehicle speed at speeds above approximately 40 km/h.

Lane trace assist1, operated in tandem with active cruise control, provides gentle steering inputs to keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane. It can also warn the driver if the vehicle starts to move out of a lane without the indicators being engaged. It also applies steering force to help the driver stay in the intended lane.

When automatic high beam1 detects headlights and taillights, it automatically switches between high and low beams to avoid blinding other drivers. More frequent use of the high beam can help with earlier detection of pedestrians and obstacles.

Road-sign assist1 can recognise speed limits and displays the information on the multi-information display in the instrument cluster. If the driver exceeds the posted speed limit, the system will activate a warning light and can also activate a buzzer.

Brake control systems

Yaris combines numerous advanced braking technologies and features that provide an increased level of safety, performance and enhanced vehicle stability.

A secondary collision brake1 is new to Yaris. It can help mitigate further damage if a car continues to move after an accident in which the front airbags have been deployed. Depending on the situation, the secondary collision brake and the brake lights will be activated automatically.

Active cornering assist1 is another new feature for Yaris that provides additional yaw movements by independently braking wheels to improve agility and line-tracing.

Range-topping ZR variants gain front and rear parking sensors1 and a parking support brake system1 that make navigating tight parking spaces simpler and safer at low speeds. The system can detect static objects around the vehicle and moving objects behind the vehicle, providing an audible alarm and, if necessary, applying the brakes automatically.

Every Yaris is fitted with steering-assisted vehicle stability control, traction control, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, hill-start assist control, front ventilated disk brakes and rear leading-trailing drum brakes, plus a conventional handbrake.

Under emergency braking, the Yaris hazard lights will flash to warn other drivers.

Impact absorbing structure

The all-new Yaris body structure has been improved to provide even greater rigidity and to disperse crash energy away from the high-strength cabin area.

Material and design improvements include greater use of high-tensile steel in crucial areas such as the front door beltline and rear body structure, larger-diameter beams in the front and rear doors, and additional structural reinforcements.

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1 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.


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TOYOTA YARIS SPECIFICATIONS


DIMENSIONS
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS1
Overall length3940mm
Overall width1695mm
Overall height1505mm
Wheelbase2550mm
Front track1480mm
Rear track1475mm
Running ground clearance150mm
Front overhang810mm
Rear overhang580mm
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS1
Length1845 mm
Width1430 mm
Height1190 mm
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES2
Kerb weight

Manual - Ascent Sport: 1,000-1,050kg
CVT - Ascent Sport, SX, ZR: 1,025-1,075kg

Hybrid - SX, ZR: 1,085-1,130kg
Gross vehicle weightAscent Sport manual 1470kg; other petrol variants 1500kg; SX and ZR hybrid 1,575kg
SeatsFive; 60/40 split-fold rear seat
Cargo volume (VDA)270 litres (max)
Fuel-tank capacityPetrol 40 litres; Hybrid 36 litres
Towing capacity (braked)0kg
Towing capacity (unbraked)0kg
POWERTRAINS
PETROL ENGINE (All grades)
Type, M15A-FKS1.5-litre, in-line 3 cylinder, DOHC, dual VVT-i (intake VVT-iW, exhaust VVT-i)
Capacity1490cm3
Bore x stroke80.5mm x 97.6mm
Compression ratio13.9:1
Power88kW @ 6600 rpm
Torque145Nm @ 4800-5200 rpm
Fuel systemDirect injection
Min fuel octane91 RON
EmissionsEURO V
TRANSMISSION
TypeEC6E intelligent manualK320 Direct Shift CVT
Ratios
1st3.5383.362 (launch gear)
2nd2.0452.236 - 0.447
3rd1.392
4th1.029
5th0.818
6th0.658
7th 
8th
9th
10th
Reverse3.3333.122
Final drive4.2143.781
FUEL ECONOMY (litres/100km)3
Combined5.44.9
Extra-urban4.54.2
Urban7.06.1
CO2 emissions (g/km)4126114
HYBRID PETROL ENGINE (Atkinson Cycle - SX, ZR)
Type, M15A-FXE1.5-litre, in-line 3 cylinder, DOHC, modulated displacement VVT (intake), VVT-i (exhaust)
Capacity1490cm3
Bore x stroke80.5mm x 97.6mm
Compression ratio14.0:1
Power67kW @ 5500rpm
Torque120Nm @ 3800-4800rpm
Total System Output (combined)85kW
Fuel systemElectronic direct and port fuel injection
Min fuel octane91 RON
EmissionsEURO 5
TRANSMISSION
TypeP910 e-CVT
Ratios
Final drive2.834:1
FUEL ECONOMY (litres/100km)3
Combined3.3
Extra-urban3.6
Urban2.8
CO2 emissions (g/km)476
HYBRID SYSTEM
TypeSeries/parallel, full hybrid
Electric drive motor (MG2)AC synchronous, permanent magnet
MG2 maximum power59kW
MG2 maximum torque141Nm
Electric motor generator (MG1)AC synchronous, permanent magnet
High-voltage batteryLithium-ion
Nominal voltage177.6 Volts
Battery capacity4.3Ah
CHASSIS
SUSPENSION
FrontMacPherson strut
RearTorsion beam
STEERING
TypeRack and pinion with electric power steering
Steering gear ratio13.5:1
Turning circle diameter (tyre)10.2m
Turns lock to lock2.73
BRAKES
Front255mm ventilated discs with floating calliper (1-cylinder)
Rear200mm leading-trailing drums
Parking brakeManual handbrake
Brake systemsSteering-assisted vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist control, anti-skid brakes, pre-collision brake assist, active cornering assist; with electronic brake control on hybrid
WHEELS & TYRES
All grades except ZR15 x 6J (alloy for SX); 185/60R15 84H (with temporary spare)
ZR16 x 6J alloy; 185/55R16 83V (with temporary spare)

1 Dimensions are approximate and are subject to individual vehicle variances, accessory fitment and weight carried.
2 Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.
3 Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR81/02 combined/urban/extra urban (litres/100km) for manual / auto models.
4 Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.

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