The Toyota Yaris arrives in dealerships: no longer really alone – Caradisiac.com

The Yaris is a business that has lasted for more than 20 years at Toyota. Vitz, Echo, Platz, it has taken different names depending on the market, but the recipe is the same: a simple, reliable and economical car. The manufacturer immediately bet on France to produce the Yaris for local markets with TMMF (Toyota Motor Manufacturing France) in Valenciennes. 21 years after the arrival of the first Yaris, the car is now in its fourth generation, which is undergoing profound change.

In terms of design, first: Toyota has abandoned the slightly bizarre shapes of the third version for a more muscular profile and a much more assertive front end. Perhaps less feminine, the Yaris also inherits a completely redesigned interior, a little more serious and consensual. Quality on board, on the other hand, is a cut below what the Clio and Polo offer, as is space in the rear seats and in the trunk. But the Yaris is one of the smallest in the segment, at 3.94 meters: you can't have butter and money!

The other big change is this hybrid engine which goes from 4 to 3 cylinders, still at 1,500 cubic centimeters. Its high compression ratio allows it to go from 75 to 91 hp, while its association with the electric unit reaches 116 hp, 16 hp more than before, in a more rigid car. The only concession of mechanics made to "modernity" is the lithium-ion battery (nickel metal hydride on the older generation). The three cylinders, it is still atmospheric and indirect injection.

The Yaris is obviously mainly sold as a hybrid, but we must not forget the other engines: the three cylinders 1.0 and 1.5 with 70 and 120 hp in thermal, and … the 1.6 turbo with 261 hp on the GR Yaris! Toyota “dared” the muscular and sporty version in gasoline in 2020 while all the competition is gradually throwing in the towel. What's more, this GR Yaris has four-wheel drive and a specific three-door body.

Competition

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Renault Clio: the fifth generation of Clio has made progress in all areas. Finishing, engines, space on board, the French will have to maintain its place of first sale of the B segment in France and in Europe. The Clio has many advantages over the Yaris: finish, versatility outside the cities, space on board, but the Yaris has for it more attractive prices and a greater experience in the hybrid which could reassure customers who wish to keep the car. 'self in the medium or long term.

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Ford Fiesta: The Fiesta is bigger, more livable, less expensive and definitely more lively to drive than the Yaris. But … she doesn't offer any real hybridization, other than microhybridization that doesn't really matter. It is therefore more greedy and much less economical in urban and peri-urban areas, but as soon as one leaves the city, it takes a big advantage over the Yaris and its epicyclic train.

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Suzuki Swift: the Swift is closer in size to the Yaris than to the Clio, the Volkswagen Polo or the Ford Fiesta with its 3.84 meters. It offers microhybrid engines and above all something that its rivals do not have: four-wheel drive! A unique offer in the segment that allows it to appeal to a public looking for a small, economical car that will go almost everywhere during winters in the mountains or in complicated climatic zones.

The product sheet

Dimensions

  • Length: 3.94 meters
  • Width: 1.74 meter
  • Height: 1.47 meter
  • Boot space: 286 liters

Motorizations

Gasoline

Three-cylinder 1.0 70 hp, manual gearbox

Three-cylinder 1.5 120 hp, manual gearbox

Hybrid

1.5 116 hp, planetary gear

Price

The prices

Version Co2 (in g / km)
(NEDC standard)
Price Bonus Malus
(NEDC standard)
IV 1.5 VVT-I 261 HYBRID GR SPORT PACK PREMIUM AWD 0 € 35,600

– € 7,000 *

IV 1.5 VVT-I 261 HYBRID GR SPORT TRACK AWD 0 € 37,600

– € 7,000 *

IV 114H HYBRID BVA COLLECTION 63 € 24,950

0 €

IV 114H HYBRID DESIGN BVA 63 € 22,450

0 €

IV 114H HYBRID FRANCE BUSINESS BVA 63 € 21,950

0 €

IV 114H HYBRID FRANCE BVA 63 € 20,950

0 €

IV 114H HYBRID ICONIC BVA 63 € 24,950

0 €

IV 114H HYBRID PREMIERE BVA 63 € 25,450

0 €

IV 116H HYBRID FRANCE BUSINESS STAGE ACADEMY BVA 64 € 22,130

0 €

IV 120 VVT-I DESIGN 115 € 19,950

+ 170 € *

IV 120 VVT-I FRANCE 113 € 18,450

+ 125 € *

IV 120 VVT-I FRANCE BUSINESS 113 € 19,450

+ 125 € *

IV 70 VVT-I DESIGN 103 € 18,720

0 €

IV 70 VVT-I FRANCE 101 € 17,250

0 €

IV 70 VVT-I FRANCE BUSINESS 101 € 18,250

0 €

*For cars over € 45,000 and up to € 60,000 the bonus is limited to € 3,000, beyond that there is no more bonus

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