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2012 Yaris: More Style and Greater Efficiency

Source: Toyota | Published: Wed Jul 13, 2011

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Yaris' Interior Designed for Space, Comfort

The principal design goal for 2012 Toyota Yaris's interior was to create a more driver-focused cockpit with a symmetrical layout. This can be seen in the clear division between the driver and front passenger spaces, emphasizing the focus on the ergonomics of the driving position.

The perception of quality in terms of appearance and touch is further heightened by the use of highly tactile, premium detailing: the driver's instruments, multimedia touchscreen and air vents are trimmed with concave rings in a gun metal finish, while all the controls and switchgear have chrome-plated convex cross-sections.

Unlike previous generation models, the instrument binnacle in 2012 Toyota Yaris is centered behind the steering wheel, with all driver-focused controls and switchgear positioned to be easy to read and operate. The new combination meter has a large central speedometer and is backlit in amber/red.

The front seats have an entirely new framework, with better body-holding performance and ride comfort. The seat cushions are wider and have higher side sections, there is a larger seating surface area and the front edge of the cushions has been raised to help combat fatigue on long journeys.

Despite 2012 Toyota Yaris's compact exterior dimensions, passenger accommodation is not compromised. The wheelbase has been increased by 2 inches (50 mm) and interior width by 1.2 inches (30 mm), which, together with incremental space saving through clever interior design details, makes the model one of the roomiest in its segment.

Overall luggage capacity in the two-tier loadspace has grown to 347 liters, extending to 768 liters when the 60:40 rear seats are folded flat. For easier loading, the tailgate is an inch (20 mm) wider than on the previous model.

Without affecting comfort or safety, the front and rear seatbacks have been made thinner.

The spaciousness and quality of the interior is reinforced on T Spirit models by a new, all-glass panoramic roof, fitted as standard.

Engines: 2012 Toyota Yaris is Economical

2012 Toyota Yaris continues with the successful mixture of powertrains featured in the previous generation model: 1.0 and 1.33-liter petrol units and a 1.4-liter D-4D turbodiesel.

All engines benefit from the application of Toyota Optimal Drive, a range of engineering and design technologies which, combined with weight-saving measures and aerodynamics improvements, help cut fuel consumption and emissions without harming power and torque levels.

Toyota's three-cylinder 1.0-liter VVT-i petrol is a textbook example of miniaturization, a reference point for compact, efficient engineering. Working with a five-speed manual transmission, the latest version of the 998cc unit generates 68 hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 69 lb-ft (93 Nm) at 3,600 rpm. Fuel consumption has been improved by four per cent.

The 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i engine is also light and compact, with a small bore and long stroke to give a very high power-to-weight ratio. It generates 98 hp at 6,000 rpm and, at the peak of a gentle torque curve, 92 lb-ft (125 Nm) at 4,000 rpm.

Multidrive S, Toyota's latest continuously variable transmission (CVT), features a manual override, sequential seven-step mode that the driver can operate using either the gearshift lever or paddle shifts on the steering wheel.

The 1.4-liter D-4D engine is fitted as standard with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and is matched to a six-speed manual transmission. It produces 89 hp at 3,800 rpm and maximum torque of 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) between 1,800 and 2,800 rpm. For new Yaris, combined cycle fuel economy has been improved by seven per cent.

UK Range and Prices

2012 Toyota Yaris will be offered in the UK in four grades - T2, TR, SR and T Spirit - which deliver an emphatic combination of high specification, quality and great value for money. Cars are available to order now, with first deliveries to customers from mid-September.

The heart of the range is the TR. Expected to command two thirds of new Yaris sales, it is available with all engine and transmission combinations, in three and five-door bodystyles. Key features of the TR include15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Toyota Touch with touchscreen audio controls, Bluetooth and rear parking camera.

The SR, available exclusively with the 1.33-liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine, has a sportier profile with a range of interior and exterior styling elements. Equipment highlights include 16-inch alloy wheels, rear roof spoiler, front fog lamps, part-leather upholstery, rear privacy glass and lowered suspension.

T Spirit focuses on premium features and is available in five-door format with the 1.33- liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine. Principal equipment of the T Spirit grade includes a panoramic glass roof, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and smart entry and start.

On-the-road prices for new Toyota Yaris start at 11,170 GBP ($17,500).

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