There were photos of the updated “piatigorski” Yaris L that is designed for the Chinese market. The model changed in appearance, the engine yet claimed only one.
Presented in China hatch Yaris with the European model have in common only the name, and that the Chinese version of the title has a prefix in the form of letter L. For the PRC to “pyatidverka” produced at the local plant of GAC-Toyota, this is the cheapest offer in the range of a joint venture, price starts from 68 800 yuan (us $ 10,000 at current exchange rates). The demand is small, but it is: in 2018, sold 54 335 hatchbacks that 246 instances more than in 2017. And according to the results of January-June of this year, sales even jumped by 30% to 33 389 units. To strengthen the position of the model is intended restyling, photos refreshed hatch introduced in the database of the Ministry of industry of China.
From the “mustache” front refused Yaris L has received a trapezoidal grille. The headlights still form, but the “stuffing” was replaced, and the rear lights lost their upper sections. Baggage door – new, hatch received the antenna in the fin. The bumper came silver protective overlays on the roof are the roof rails, along the perimeter of the body – unpainted black plastic. No signboard type Cross no, that is probably all modifications Yaris L will now look a La the crossover. The length and the wheelbase has not changed – 4160 and 2550 mm, respectively.
Photos of the interior yet. But among the options listed rear view camera, this means that the hatchback has got finally a multimedia system – the current model is only a “radio”. Added a hatch in the roof.
Motor still claimed only one – the former petrol “aspirated” 1.5 110 HP From the previous model, this engine matched with five-speed “mechanics” or CVT. Pre-reform Yaris L still available with a 99-horsepower engine 1.3 (5МКП or CVT), but we don’t know does it for the refreshed hatchback. The Yaris is only front wheel drive.
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The Chinese market Toyota Yaris L with a new design will be released before the end of this year. By the way, China’s model is still the four-door version, will probably update later. In addition, in China also sell clones of the hatch and Yaris sedan L: “pyatidverka” is called Vios FS, “chetyrehdverki” – just Vios. These machines releases another joint venture – FAW and Toyota. Most likely, the Vios is also upgraded.