Toyota recently unveiled its all-new GA-B platform that will be used for the company’s future compact cars including the new-generation Yaris (global-spec). The all-new version of the Toyota Yaris will debut sometime next year.
The new GA-B architecture is essentially a development of the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform that underpins Toyota’s multiple cars, namely, Corolla Altis sedan, Camry, Prius and RAV4.
The company’s new GA-B platform is claimed to focus on elevating “the design and driving performance of small cars”. It’s compatible to different body styles and suspension layouts (multi-link or torsion beam). It can also be used for variable wheelbase lengths, widths and heights. Read – Toyota Fortuner & Innova Crysta To Get Expensive By Rs 4.5 Lakh
The new architecture has advanced structural build technology that gives it a “highly rigid underbody” and helps develop lightweight vehicles, while controlling their manufacturing cost.
Toyota’s new GA-B platform also focuses on lowering the vehicle’s centre of gravity by positioning driver’s seat low and back towards the centre of the vehicle. . Read – 2019 Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportivo Launch Announced
The GA-B platform allows to set a steering wheel close to the driver, ensuring a “more engaging driving position”. It has been designed to maximised cabin space with well-packaging.
Setting the driver’s hip-point and hard points of the upper body low, the new architecture from Toyota provides more scope to develop vehicle with a low height and wide stance.