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Subsequent-gen Toyota Yaris testing begins forward of August debut | Autocar India

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The subsequent-gen Yaris is predicted to have extra in widespread beneath the pores and skin with the upcoming Toyota fashions in India.

Toyota has begun road-testing the next-generation Yaris sedan as the primary sighting of take a look at mules was made in Thailand. The Yaris is bought globally in a number of variations and is called the Yaris Ativ and Vios in some worldwide markets. 

The outgoing mannequin was on sale in India for a short time however was discontinued on account of poor gross sales.  The subsequent-gen Yaris, nevertheless, is predicted to have extra in widespread beneath the pores and skin with upcoming Toyota fashions in India. Learn on to seek out out extra. 

  • New Yaris world debut by August 2022
  • Will sit on modular DNGA platform
  • Anticipated to return with petrol-hybrid powertrain choices

Subsequent-gen Toyota Yaris: what do we all know?

Since its world debut in 2013, the current-gen Yaris has been up to date thrice. The one bought in India was the model that was facelifted in 2016. Toyota went forward and gave it a gentle styling replace as soon as once more in 2018 for some markets. The brand new Yaris, which can be bought as Toyota Vios in some markets, is due for a full mannequin change and whereas the brand new automotive will get contemporary appears inside out, Toyota will even shift the brand new sedan to the modular DNGA platform that presently sees obligation on the Toyota Raize SUV and its Daihatsu cousin, the Rocky. Moreover, this is similar modular structure that can underpin the upcoming Toyota-Maruti SUVs that can tackle the Hyundai Creta within the mid-size section. 

An idea sedan primarily based on this platform was previewed in Indonesia by Daihatsu again in 2017. This idea was known as the Daihatsu DN-F sedan. 

This new mannequin shall be internally often known as D92A and the letter D within the code means that the automotive will transfer to a Daihatsu platform which is now getting used to underpin newer automobiles and SUVs aimed toward rising markets. For the uninitiated, the DNGA platform (Daihatsu New Technology Structure) is a model of Toyota’s TNGA modular platform that’s used for an extended listing of automobiles and SUVs globally. The brand new platform will assist the next-gen Yaris with weight financial savings, rigidity and in addition higher security.

There are not any particulars on the brand new Yaris’s engine and powertrain, nevertheless, we anticipate the mannequin to return with a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre petrol engine with some hybridisation to tackle the not too long ago launched Honda Metropolis e:HEV hybrid

Subsequent-gen Toyota Yaris: will it come to India?

The Yaris didn’t have an excellent run in India and is now discontinued. Whereas the next-gen automotive appears to have much more widespread and localised bits with upcoming Toyota-Maruti SUVs, it stays to be seen whether or not Toyota will convey the brand new automotive to our shores.

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