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Toyota Yaris of a Next Generation

Toyota Vitz

Toyota Motor extended the 1st official photos and the information on hatchback Yaris of next generation (in Japan is on sale the Vitz). The premiere of the car took place in Japanese headquarters of the manufacturer.

2011 Toyota Vitz aka Yaris

Judging by photo, the car silhouette became more dynamical, also was been changed: the glass cover line, headlights, radiator enclosure and front bumper. As the chief engineer of Toyota Hirofumi Yamamoto declared to Autocar, the previous of Toyota Yaris basically was bought by women, however with new car intend to change this tendency. "The new car received more sports style, therefore we expect that this time of more men pays attention to this model", — added Yamamoto.

Toyota Yaris

The new Toyota Yaris on 100 mm became longer than the predecessor (3,885 mm). Thus the wheelbase increased by 50 mm thus it allowed to increase by 35 mm quantity of free space for feet of rear passengers. The width of the car remained former — 1,695 mm, and the height decreased for 20 mm — to 1,500 mm. Besides, Yaris on 30 kgs became easier, and its weight makes now only 1,000 kgs.

The car will be offered with three gasoline engines in volume 1,0, 1,33 and 1,5 litres. First two motors develop 69 and 94 horse forces accordingly, and the 3rd, capacity of 108HP. Hatchback Toyota Yaris in Japan will be accessible only with a automatic variator, however for the European car market the 5-step mechanical gear box becomes base. Diesel Toyota Yaris appear in 2012.

Toyota Yaris hatchback appears on sale in Japan already in the near future, however the car reaches Europe only to 2011 summer.