The Japanese brand introduced the cross version of its affordable hatchback. Also disclosed standard “pyatidverka” and created on its base sedan model year 2020.
In Europe and Japan, Toyota sells the Yaris small hatch, whereas in China, South Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America under this name is available a larger and more simple model. In the Old world and the birthplace of the brand last week, the debut CD of a new generation, he moved from platform B at the new “trolley” GA-B, which was developed in the framework of the architecture TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture). Intended for other regions of the Yaris (it is based on a stretched version of the old B-platform) to change a generation is going, but in China he is now represented in the form of “crossover”.
In China, the full model name sounds like a Toyota Yaris L, in addition to a hatch there you can also buy a sedan. “Crossover” got to the title prefix in the form of the letter X. by the Way, the appearance of such a “piatigorski” was revealed back in July, then the pictures of the machine appeared in the local database of the Ministry of industry.
So Yaris L X from other different modifications of the hexagonal radiator grille, bumpers and traditional cross-hatchback plastic body kit. Installed on the roof rails, plus x’s original tail lights. Dimensions are the same as the basic “piatigorski”: length 4160 mm, wheelbase – 2550 mm (length of the sedan – 4440 mm). The ground clearance of the SUV in the company did not disclose the standard Chinese hatchback, the average is 125 mm.
In China together with the cross-hatch debuted a slightly updated basic “pyatidverka” and saloon: they have replaced the headlights, the cabin appeared multimedia system with the towering over the front panel touchscreen (in simple trim – audio system, but it “floats” above the panel), the devices – other substrate.
An engine 1.3 (factory index 6NR-FE) with a capacity of 99 HP (123 Nm) is dismissed. All the family now available only with the older “aspirated” 1.5 (7NR-FE), giving 110 BHP and 138 Nm, it is still combined with the “mechanics” or CVT. Cross-version is available only with the CVT, all-wheel drive it does not.
Price Toyota Yaris L X is said to start at 89 800 yuan. Standard new hatchback costs from 77 800 yuan ($11 000), and restyled “chetyrehdverki” will cost at least 79 800 yuan (12 000). Production of all members of the family Yaris L for the Chinese market and established a local plant joint venture of Toyota and GAC.
Meanwhile, 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 of FAW and Toyota. Probably the Vios too soon to upgrade.
Let them bring the cross-version for us?