|2007 Toyota Yaris|
The initial US 2007 Yaris models which go onsale this spring are using a larger engine than their global counterparts. A 1.5-liter gasoline engine was a standard option on the older Yaris, but Toyota removed it from its initial global lineup for the new Yaris.
The first version of the Yaris, launched in 1999, has been an extremely successful car for Toyota—with the sole exception of in the US market, where it was sold as the Echo and flopped. By contrast, the Yaris today represents 25% of all Toyota sales in Europe.
Now, however, with the US market apparently focusing more on fuel economy, the results here may likely change.
Yaris fuel efficiency will be among the highest in the subcompact segment. A preliminary EPA fuel economy mpg rating for the Liftback is estimated at 34 city/40 highway for the five-speed manual and 34 city/39 highway for models equipped with the four-speed automatic. The EPA pegs the Yaris Sedan with preliminary estimates of 34 city/40 highway for the five-speed manual and 34 city/39 highway for the automatic.
Both the Liftback and Sedan use either a five-speed manual or available four-speed automatic transmission. All Yaris models with an automatic transmission will be equipped with uphill/downhill shift logic to help reduce the frequency of gear shifting caused by the operation of the accelerator pedal during winding uphill and downhill driving.
Yaris will be EPA-certified as an Ultra-Low Emission vehicle (ULEV II).
|Engines in the New Yaris|
|1.0 VVT-i||1.3 VVT-i||1.5 VVT-i (US)||1.4 D-4D|
|Max power (kW/hp)||51/69||64/87||79/106||66/90|
|Max torque Nm)||93||121||140||190|
|Fuel consumption (l/100km)||5.4||6.0||6.4||4.5|
|Fuel economy (mpg US)||43.6||39.2||36.5||52.3|
|Emissions||Euro 4||Euro 4||ULEV II||Euro 4|