New Toyota Yaris to power homes ready February
Anew-generation Toyota Yaris that can also be used as a power generator during blackouts and any other emergency will be launched in Japan in February 10 next year, the automaker has said.
“The new Yaris features a 1,500-watt accessory power outlet. This not only allows the use of electrical products using the same electrical outlets found in the home, but also enables the vehicle to be used as a power generator during blackouts and other times of emergency,” Toyota Motor Corporation said in a statement obtained from its website on Tuesday.
Toyota is optimistic about the new Yaris becoming a highly popular compact car, adding that for this reason, it is equipped with a wide range of advanced and convenient functions.
For instance, it says it is the first Toyota car to be equipped with the Toyota teammate advanced park (including panoramic view monitor functions) and the Toyota’s advanced parking support system.
The car is said to feature the latest Toyota Safety Sense, which is now capable of detecting oncoming cars when turning right at an intersection, and of detecting pedestrians crossing the street when turning right or left.
The new Yaris also comes with Turn Tilt Seats, which make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle.
Its Display Audio can be connected to smartphones and it is fitted to all grades as standard, according to the auto firm.
Toyota also says the new model Yaris adopts the newly developed Toyota New Global Architecture platform (GA-B) for compact cars.
It is said to be the first Toyota compact car to feature the E-four electric four-wheel-drive system.
It says, “The new Yaris was developed to combine the nimble handling characteristic of compact cars with high-quality ride comfort and the latest safety and security technologies that significantly exceed customer expectations.
“The new Yaris is the first model to adopt the TNGA platform for compact cars, and features a lightweight and highly rigid body with a low centre of gravity.”
The car’s next-generation hybrid system is based around a 1.5-litre inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, and fuses powerful, seamless driving performance with world-leading fuel efficiency for a compact car of 36.0 kilometres per litre, according to the WLTC test cycles.
The automaker says the petrol-powered grades are equipped with a newly developed 1.5-litre inline three-cylinder Dynamic Force Engine, with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or a direct shift-cvt with 2WD or 4WD settings that provides smooth, direct acceleration.
“In order to provide customers with a greater variety of choice, there is also a grade that pairs an improved 1.0-litre engine with a lighter and more compact CVT,” it states.