All-new Toyota Yaris spied testing for the primary time
Spied testing on the Nurburgring race monitor in Germany, the brand new Yaris seems to be set to realize a lengthened wheelbase, which can make it extra spacious inside than the present automotive. The design will differ, too, although this mule seems to make use of a modified model of the prevailing mannequin’s bodywork.
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Utilizing Toyota’s TNGA platform ought to make the brand new Yaris higher to drive than earlier than. It’ll additionally present entry to a variety of hybrid powertrains, although it’s not but clear whether or not it’ll be supplied as a pure EV. Going by Toyota’s ‘proper automotive, proper time’ mantra, it’s extremely possible that an electrical variant will seem sooner or later within the automotive’s lifecycle.
The automotive in these footage, nevertheless, seems to be to be the sportier Yaris GR variant, which can bridge the hole between the hybrid-only GR Sport and full-fat GRMN scorching hatch. The middling GR will rival vehicles resembling Vauxhall’s Corsa GSI, with round 140bhp and a choice of high-performance chassis tweaks. A Toyota spokesperson instructed the next-generation GRMN can be “fairly nutty” suggesting a extra hardcore rival to the most recent Ford Fiesta ST.
The brand new Yaris will make its home market debut on the 2019 Tokyo Motor Present, however that automotive will differ barely to the European mannequin we’ll get within the UK. That model isn’t due for reveal till later in 2020, with a launch date pencilled in for early the next 12 months.
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