Prototype of Toyota Yaris next generation for the first spotted on tests

December 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The third generation of Toyota Yaris has been sold for the past five years, or even six if taking into account the compact Vitz for the Japanese market. The life cycle of models generations becomes shorter, so now the prototype of 3-door version of the next-generation Yaris is passing road tests.

2017 New generation of Toyota Yaris pic

2017 New generation of Toyota Yaris pic

Keeping the trend of modern cars, new Yaris is expected to receive larger dimensions. We remind that current model dimensions are following: 3885 mm – length, 1695 mm – width and 1,510 mm – height. The size of the wheelbase is now 2,510 mm. It should be noted that prototypes of the main competitor of Japanese model, Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta, has been already spotted testing and showed increased size.

2017 Updated Toyota Yaris image

2017 Updated Toyota Yaris image

It is expected that the novelty will become more technologically advanced and receive an expanded list of active safety systems. Fourth-generation of Toyota Yaris should appear at the end of 2017 – beginning of 2018. Reports have said about the “charged” hot-hatch with a 180-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo engine or a hybrid power plant, which will be released at least a year after the standard model.

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