Toyota Vitz/YARIS 2020
Toyota Vitz has been renamed as Yaris in Japan with the introduction of its upcoming fourth generation and it will be receiving some minor facelift changes to remain a popular hatchback in Japan and other countries. It has received major periodic cosmetic revisions since the time it first made debut in automobile industry. It will be based on the concept of Mazda 2 and it is expected to go on sale from early 2020. Toyota Yaris 2020 hatchback will be available in exactly the same price of sedan cutting down the purchasing rates. Toyota Yaris 2020 will also be launching by Indus Motor Company in Pakistan by the beginning of 2020. Production of parts of Toyota Yaris have already been started according to vendors and it is expected to be seen running on roads within six to eight months. Vendors have confirmed to a news channel that parts of Yaris are in production and will be provided to Indus motors by January and February 2020. It will be available in three trim levels that include base trim L, LE and XLE trim. LE trim has features of both hatch and sedan while L base trim is not available in hatchback model. XLE trim features sixteen inches alloy wheels with pre collision system and Android Auto and Apple Car play interface infotainment system.
Engine and performance:
It will be available with trio of three cylinder engines that includes 1.0 liters DOHC 12 valve engine, 1.5 liters DOHC 12 valve petrol engine and 1.3 liters DOHC 4 cylinder engine generating maximum power of 98 bhp at 6000 rpm. 1.5 liters engine produce 110 bhp power at 6000 rpm. It is also expected to be available in 1.0 liters plug in hybrid engine which can travel on electric power at a speed of seventy five miles per hour covering four miles quickly even before the starting of petrol engine. It offers six speed automatic or manual transmission suitable for urban traffic while automatic transmission offers smoother acceleration but still be sending engine revs flaring when you drive on higher speeds. Three pedal configuration will not be available in Yaris hatchback 2020 in manual gearbox as manual transmission is available in L and LE trims. It claims an average mileage of thirty four kilometers per liter and it will be available in both front wheel and four wheel drive option. It comes with sharper handling with softer suspension to soak up the bumps of city streets.
Exterior design and features:
Exterior design of Toyota Yaris 2020 is stylish with more aggressive looks having a prominent front grille, trapezium shaped air intakes and bumper with chrome detailing’s on it and the LED headlights are slim shaped cutting more of a sporty look. Rear end features trapezium shaped LED tail lights and chrome trim piece running horizontally over the length of the tail gate. XLE trim has a more unique design than other trims having more bold enlarged wheel design while all other trims share identical styling. It will be available in 7 exterior color designs including icicle frost, graphite, chromium, pulse, stealth and sapphire. It will be 171 inches in length, 66.7 inches in width and 58.9 inches in height.
Interior design and features:
Cabin is astonishingly beautiful with silver and black color combination. It is a four door car accommodating five passengers and having front and rear seats covered in fabric. An eight inches infotainment screen provides infotainment that run on latest version of Toyota’s new software and you will be provided with wireless charging pad for charging your phones along with multiple USB ports.
Satellite navigation and directions are displayed conveniently by ten inches head up display. It has been equipped with stereo speakers system, front fog lights, heated front seats, climate control system, power door locks, navigation, cruise control, rear spoiler, power adjustable mirrors, and tachometer and xenon headlights. It also provides you latest safety features like electronic stability control, traction control, air bags, pre collision system, low tire pressure warning alarm, rear child safety locks, first aid, anti-lock braking system and side impact beams.
Toyota Yaris 2020 will be available at a starting price of 16,750 US dollars while it in Pakistan it will have a price range between twenty three to twenty five lacs Pakistani rupees.