Next-Generation Toyota Yaris Will Be Based On New GA-B Platform

2020 Toyota Yaris Launch

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. 

New Toyota Platform For Small Cars

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.

2020 Toyota Yaris side

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.

2020 Toyota Yaris rear

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.

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