Toyota Yaris

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I used to ignored the Starlet and no time in writing about it. It wasn’t in the same league of super mini. Things is to be changed when Toyota the Starlet with a radical new car Yaris. Not only appears as in Japan and Echo in North it will also be produced in starting from mid-1999, reaching the rate of 200,000 a year. Hopefully it will be a force in the super mini currently leading by Peugeot Renault Clio, Fiat etc.

The Yaris is styled by European studio in Brussel, also penned the odd-looking Corolla hatchback. Given a new sheet of paper, they done a great job to create a distinctive yet functional small Formerly appeared as concept car Fun in 1997, the design team the two tone color scheme in bumper and tail gate, but the shape is unchanged. I’m most people will it.

The exterior dimensions (Length / / Height / Wheelbase. 3610 / / 1500 / 2370) imply a modernized philosophy of design. with VW Lupo, the length and are 83mm and 21mm longer, but a contest with Renault finds 163mm short of So it seems the Yaris rivals to the Seat Arosa, Fiat Renault Twingo etc. than Peugeot 206, Punto and Renault Clio. considering the wheelbase, which is essential to interior space, is 102mm shorter than the Clio, or 72mm shorter Peugeot 206, but 47mm than VW Lupo. Moreover, the height of 1500mm exceeds all — Peugeot by 68mm, by 83mm, Lupo by 40mm. the little Toyota actually sales from both

Although the wheelbase is shorter all other super minis sub-mini), interior space exceed all of them bar Fiat thanks to the upright seats make use of the excessive height. the leg room and head room in seats is bigger than and even the 206. Apart the Fiat, only Renault (whose wheelbase is even at 2345mm) can match its space

To European’s super mini Yaris’s 1-litre engine is a While the Fiat, Volkswagen, and Peugeot still employ cam 2-valve engine of roughly the size, Toyota has twin 4-valve head, individual on spark plug and the VVT-i valve timing. Class 67hp / 6,000rpm and 66 lbft / output guarantee the highest of any 1-litre super mini, the fuel consumption remains

However, in Europe the Yaris is to compete with those with 1.2 litres to 1.4 litres To a certain extent there is no for displacement, especially is for those engines. Japan’s MOTOR tested the Vitz 3 doors Ford Ka (1.3 litres 77lbft/2500rpm) and Renault Twingo litres, 60hp/5250rpm, 69lbft/2500rpm). It the Vitz feels least especially at low and mid range. As the high-revving engine deliver its peak at some 1,500rpm above its no wonder drivability is worse those old tech 2-valves-per-cylinder

To keen drivers, this is not bad. UK’s Autocar, for like this engine much. Keep changing the (if slightly notchy) gearbox in 14.2sec for 0-60mph, even than the Ka’s 14.7sec. the open roads in Europe the little Toyota better. The love it not only for its demanding but also because it revolves and more refined than bar its comrade Nissan Micra. And you’ll find a paradox Autocar said above the engine becomes noisy and isn’t that the revvy always need to be operated at speed to deliver its full Perhaps the Japanese magazine is again. it rated the quietness at 3 stars, that is, one star than Ka and Twingo. Anyway, the 1 unit won easily in the contest of consumption.

Toyota has not reveal any plans for a version, say Yaris GTi. If it to do so, a 105hp 1.5 litres engine be immediately fitted under the as it has been already shown in the the sedan version primarily at North America. Luckily, heard a 1.3 litres unit 85hp is on the way. Hopefully it fill the black hole. yes, the 1.3-litre has arrived. As it is powerful and refined. It makes nearly perfect.)

To test its and ride, you need to take our cars — Ford Ka and Peugeot 206. Fiesta is of sharp handling, so is Ka, while 206 class-leading ride. In certain Autocar did not chose the right — the Yaris offered by is fitted with optional wheels, which is supposed to unsprung weight thus add advantage to ride quality. and 206 were fitted with cast iron wheels. Ka is even not in the line up. The British praised Yaris handles remarkable, steering is quick and whose response and weighting are balanced between high stability and low speed parking. The car corners with high and neutral steering, fine control despite of high On the other hand, ride is approaching the level of Peugeot. speaking, Yaris handles lively and competently than bar the Fiesta, although the latter is marginally sharper in some

The Japanese magazine riches our by testing it against Ford Ka. If the 5 Yaris is not competing directly the little Ford (whose passenger room is noticeably despite of the longer wheelbase), at the 3 doors must. Remember the Ka was by shortening Fiesta’s platform. As it is stiffer and having less both handling and ride are Without hesitation, Motor rated its handling above Therefore our Handling King of mini is still the Ka.

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To the majority of (most of which will be the build quality and comfort are important. Being a Japanese-engineered especially is a car as serious as this fit and finish is first class, so is and durability. 4 years ago, my brother bought a Volkswagen so-called the best built mini. He always complained the electric and dozens of trivial that trouble him times and Also the high cost of the bumpers. Those driving cars know their is right, at least judging by instead of heart.

The cabin of Yaris is very Dashboard locates above the console, angled towards the just like many MPV. In Japan, the 3 doors has sportier analogue dials of the 5-doors’ digital one. is likely to be limited to the digital. computer is standard while GSM is optional. The facia and inner of doors are curvy, artistically like Ford Ka. There are a lot of cubbies, and as much as 3 cup holders. You can say are just gimmicks, but what the ambience. Thanks to the high occupants must feel

Overall speaking, Yaris very high marks in all Even though we say its engine is not enough, it still competes with other engines of the size. No other super could be more all-round.

At the year’s beginning, AutoZine chose Peugeot 206 as the class the article said, Peugeot 206 at the right time. When Punto is getting old, Fiesta is waiting for a new body, Clio II is aiming to cut cost, Ka is lacking of a good engine, MCC is understeering. the little Peugeot the crown without making effort. Anyway, put all things it is still the best super at this moment.

Now we know moment is over. The new winner has

The above report was last on 6 Apr 99. All Rights Reserved.

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