Japanese two-wheeler automaker, Toyota is all set to unveil the next generation Yaris hatchback at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Ahead of the world premiere, the all-new Yaris has been leaked on the internet. The studio shots of the hatchback leaked online reveals the design highlights.
It is clear that the next generation Toyota Yaris receives the brand’s new and prominent design language. It features a broader, squatter stance similar to the new breed of Toyota cars. The hatchback gets new prominent grille, new bumper with pronounced edges, sleeker headlamps with LED daytime running lights and flared wheel arches. The new Yaris is based on the TNGA-derived GA-B platform, which will also be used to develop a range of new cars.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris is the smallest model based on the TNGA architecture, and the first to feature the GA-B version of the TNGA arch. The new architecture will help to lowered centre of gravity and offer better driving dynamics.
Toyota is yet to reveal the engine specifications of the Yaris hatchback. It is expected to be longer, wider and shorter, and will offer more space inside the cabin. The hatchback is likely to receive the new 8NR-FTS 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. A hybrid version is also likely to join the Yaris, featuring 1NZ-FXE 1.5-litre ICE and 1LM electric motor.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris will be sold at developed markets including Europe and Japan. It is not likely to arrive in our market. Toyota is not developing TNGA platform and is expected to be expensive for our market. The Japanese automaker will take help of Suzuki Motor Corporation to improve their share in the small car category.