The new 2012 Toyota Yaris has been a strong contributor to the increase in Toyota sales throughout Europe, boosting the brand image and becoming a key pillar of the company’s European manufacturing operations.
2012 Toyota Yaris Interior. The interior design for Yaris was to create a more driver-focused cockpit with a symmetrical layout. The driver’s and front passenger’s spaces are clearly divided, emphasising a new focus on the driver ergonomics.
Incorporating strong horizontal lines to create a feeling of width, the dashboard is dominated by a sculpted, soft-padded section which flows away from the driver’s space into matching, upper door panel pads, heightening the sense of interior spaciousness.
Dashboard and door pad colour is matched to seat upholstery inserts according to the grade structure, reinforcing the highquality feel of the interior.
Multimedia touch screen and air vents are trimmed with gun metal finish, concave cross-sectioned rings. And all controls and switchgear feature chrome plated convex cross-sections.
The front seats themselves feature an entirely new framework offering improved body-holding performance and excellent ride comfort. The width of the seat cushion has been increased and the side sections raised for improved holding. And the seating surface area has been increased and the front edge of the seat cushion raised to help reduce long-distance fatigue.
Overall luggage capacity within the two-tier loadspace has been raised to 286 litres, rising to 12 litres with the 60:40 split rear seats folded flat at 768 litres. And the tailgate opening has been widened by 20 mm for greater convenience.
The third generation Toyota Yaris features new 15″ and 16″ alloy wheel designs, and will be available in a choice of 10 exterior colours. Bringing a more colourful palette to the Yaris, five colours are newly adopted by the model range, and two -Gin Buck and Turquoise- are newly developed.
A flowing, door cill character line and front and rear aero corner treatments further emphasise the new Yaris’ low centre of gravity and elegant, long wheelbase profile. Allied to numerous underbody airflow rectification components, these styling elements also improve aerodynamic performance for enhanced fuel efficiency.
Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the latest version 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/100 km, and CO2 emissions lowered by 7% to only 110 g/km, making it the ideal engine.
A 1.33 Dual VVT-i petrol unit is available for customers requiring an engine with more power and torque. The engine is lightweight and compact, with a small bore and long stroke, resulting in a very high power-to-weight ratio. It combines strong dynamic performance, generating a 99 DIN hp at 6,000 rpm and, via a smoothened torque curve, a maximum 125 Nm at 4,000 rpm. When mated to the new Multidrive S transmission, fuel economy is just 5.1 l/100 km and CO2 emissions are at 118 g/km.
Fitted with the 1.33 litre Dual VVT-I petrol engine may be equipped with an improved version of Toyota’s Stop & Start system. Available as an option on 1.4 D-4D diesel versions of the new Yaris, MultiMode is an automated manual transmission with a fully automatic shift mode and no clutch pedal. Multidrive S operates within a wider band of gear ratios than a conventional transmission, allowing for both better acceleration from a standstill and improved fuel efficiency at cruising speeds.
A 1.4-litre D-4D diesel engine is available, fitted, as standard, with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, it generates 90 DIN hp at 3,800 rpm and maximum torque of 205 Nm at 1,800-2,800 rpm. Fuel consumption has been lowered by 7% to 3.9 l/100 km, and CO2 by 6% to just 103 g/km.