Toyota to Launch New Model Yaris in Japan on February 10, 2020

Toyota City, Japan, December 20, 2019―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will launch its new model Yaris*1 on February 10, 2020*2. The new Yaris will be available at Netz dealers nationwide, as well as Toyota Mobility Tokyo Inc. and Toyota NishiTokyo Corolla Co., Ltd.

[Left] Z (Front-wheel drive / CVT), [Center] HYBRID G (Front-wheel drive), [Right] HYBRID Z (E-Four)
[Left] Z (Front-wheel drive / CVT), [Center] HYBRID G (Front-wheel drive), [Right] HYBRID Z (E-Four)
(All three vehicles pictured include options)

The new model Yaris was developed to combine the nimble handling characteristic of compact cars with high-quality ride comfort and the latest safety and security technologies that significantly exceed customer expectations. The new Yaris is the first model to adopt the TNGA*3 platform (GA-B) for compact cars, and features a lightweight and highly rigid body with a low center of gravity. The car's next-generation hybrid system is based around a 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, and fuses powerful, seamless driving performance with world-leading fuel efficiency for a compact car*4 of 36.0 kilometers per liter*5, according to WLTC test cycles. The new Yaris is the first Toyota compact car to feature the E-Four electric four-wheel-drive system.

The new model Yaris adopts the newly developed TNGA platform (GA-B) for compact cars
The new model Yaris adopts the newly developed TNGA platform (GA-B) for compact cars

The gasoline-powered grades are equipped with a newly developed 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or a Direct Shift-CVT with 2WD or 4WD*2 settings that provides smooth, direct acceleration. In order to provide customers with a greater variety of choice, there is also a grade that pairs an improved 1.0-liter engine with a lighter and more compact CVT.

The new Yaris is expected to become a highly popular compact car, and for this reason it is equipped with a wide range of advanced and convenient functions: it is the first Toyota car to be equipped with Toyota Teammate Advanced Park (including Panoramic View Monitor functions)*6, Toyota's advanced parking support system; it features the latest Toyota Safety Sense*7, which is now capable of detecting oncoming cars when turning right at an intersection, and of detecting pedestrians crossing the street when turning right or left; and it comes with Turn Tilt Seats*8, which make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Display Audio, which can be connected to smartphones, is also fitted to all grades as standard.

The new Yaris also features a 1,500-watt accessory power outlet*6. This not only allows the use of electrical products using the same electrical outlets found in the home, but also enables the vehicle to be used as a power generator during blackouts and other times of emergency.

For further details, please see the news release entitled "Toyota's New Model Yaris Makes World Premiere," which was released on October 16, 2019.

The Yaris is also scheduled to be added to Toyota's KINTO ONE beloved car subscription service.

*1 This term is borrowed from Greek mythology, the goddess Charis (symbolic of dignity and elegance).
*2 The gasoline 4WD model is scheduled to go on sale starting in April 2020.
*3 Toyota New Global Architecture. Toyota's company-wide global program to structurally transform automobile design. The goal of TNGA is to dramatically improve the basic performance and marketability of Toyota vehicles by redeveloping powertrain units and vehicle platforms and reconceiving overall vehicle optimization
*4 Compared to other gasoline-powered compact passenger cars; correct as of December 2019, according to Toyota data.
*5 As evaluated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. WLTC (World Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycle) is an internationally recognized test cycle, and is based on average usage ratios for urban, suburban, and highway driving. 36.0 kilometers per liter is the fuel efficiency of the Hybrid X grade. The grade's fuel efficiency by mode is: 37.5 kilometers per liter during urban driving; 40.2 kilometers per liter during suburban driving; and 33.4 kilometers per liter during highway driving.
*6 Available as an option on hybrid models. Mobility Teammate is a cutting-edge parking assist system based on Toyota's unique approach to automated driving, in which car and driver act as partners with a shared purpose.
*7 Equipped as standard on all grades, with the exception of X "B Package"
*8 Available as an option on Hybrid G, Hybrid X, G, X, and X "B Package" grades

Sales Outline

  1. Sales outlets
    Netz dealers nationwide, Toyota Mobility Tokyo Inc., and Toyota NishiTokyo Corolla Co., Ltd.
  2. Monthly sales target for Japan
    7,800 units
  3. Unveiling event at dealers
    February 22-24, 2020

Production Plant

Iwate Plant, Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices

Price range: 1,395,000 yen to 2,493,000 yen
  Engine Transmission Driveline Price*9
(Japanese yen)
  "B package" 1KR-FE
(1.0-liter)
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 1,395,000
  X 1,455,000
  G 1,613,000
  X M15A-FKS
(1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
6-speed manual Front-wheel drive 1,543,000
  G 1,701,000
  Z 1,871,000
  X Direct Shift-CVT Front-wheel drive 1,598,000
Four-wheel-drive*10 1,831,000
  G Front-wheel drive 1,756,000
Four-wheel-drive*10 1,954,000
  Z Front-wheel drive 1,926,000
Four-wheel-drive*10 2,124,000
  HYBRID X THS II with reduction gear
(M15A-FXE 1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
Front-wheel drive 1,998,000
E-Four 2,241,000
  HYBRID G Front-wheel drive 2,130,000
E-Four 2,338,000
  HYBRID Z Front-wheel drive 2,295,000
E-Four 2,493,000
◎: Model as shown in photo (excluding options)
Super CVT-i
Super Continuously Variable Transmission-intelligent
Direct Shift-CVT
Direct Shift-Continuously Variable Transmission
E-Four
Electric four-wheel-drive system
THS II
TOYOTA Hybrid System II
*9 Includes consumption tax; Different pricing applies for Hokkaido and Okinawa; Does not include recycling fees.
*10 The gasoline 4WD model is scheduled to go on sale starting in April 2020.

Price comparison of the new model Yaris and the previous model Vitz

The new model Yaris features a newly developed platform and powertrain―which provide a nimble, high-quality ride and smooth, direct acceleration―and is also equipped with the latest safety and security technologies. The pricing reflects the qualities of the vehicle.

Comparison of mass-production grades: 1.5-liter gasoline-powered Yaris X and 1.3-liter gasoline-powered Vitz F

  Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices
(including consumption tax)
Price difference Main differences in equipment
Yaris
1.5-liter gasoline-powered X
(Front-wheel drive / Direct Shift-CVT)
1,598,000 yen 88,800 yen
  • Toyota Safety Sense
  • Display Audio
  • Curtain shield airbags
  • Side airbags (driver / front passenger seat)
  • Reduced emissions, improved maximum output, etc.
Vitz
1.3-liter gasoline-powered F
(Front-wheel drive / Super CVT-i)
1,509,200 yen

Welcabs: Specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for people with impairments

The new model Yaris is also available as part of the Welcab series, with the Wheelchair Storage Device model allowing a wheelchair weighing 35 kilograms or less to be smoothly loaded in the trunk. The loading function is motorized, enabling wheelchairs to be easily loaded and unloaded by caregivers. Type I features a Turn Tilt Seat―which enables the seat to be turned and tilted―in the front passenger seat as standard; Type II features a Turn Tilt Seat in both the driver seat and the front passenger seat as standard.

1.5X (Front-wheel drive) Wheelchair Storage Device model "Type I"
1.5X (Front-wheel drive) Wheelchair Storage Device model "Type I"

Welcab Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices

Price range: 1,569,000 yen to 2,183,000 yen
  Type Base grade Seating Engine Transmission Driveline Price*11
(Japanese Yen)
Wheelchair Storage Device model Type I
(featuring a Turn Tilt Seat in the front passenger seat)
X 5*12 1KR-FE
(1.0-liter)
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 1,569,000
G 1,713,000
X M15A-FKS
(1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
Direct Shift-CVT Front-wheel drive 1,699,000
Four-wheel-drive*13 1,909,000
G Front-wheel drive 1,843,000
Four-wheel-drive*13 2,021,000
HYBRID X THS II with reduction gear
(M15A-FXE 1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
Front-wheel drive 2,063,000
HYBRID G 2,183,000
Type II
(featuring a Turn Tilt Seat in the driver seat and the front passenger seat)
X M15A-FKS
(1.5-liter Dynamic Force Engine)
Direct Shift-CVT Front-wheel drive 1,777,000
G 1,921,000
◎: Model as shown in photo (the pictured wheelchair is not included)
*11 The model is exempt from consumption tax; Different pricing applies for Hokkaido and Okinawa; Does not include recycling fees.
*12 2 people in case storing wheelchair
*13 The gasoline 4WD model is scheduled to go on sale starting in April 2020.
Link to the "Yaris" webpage (Japanese only)
https://toyota.jp/yaris/
Link to the "Yaris Welcab" webpage (Japanese only)
https://toyota.jp/yaris/welcab/

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