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Discussion in 'Auto News' started by FT-1, Oct 15, 2019.
And it has a turbocharger, right?
Yep, unlike its supercharged predecessor (The Yaris GRMN).
I meant the engine of that i8 you mentioned.
Oh yeah, that's turbocharged too!
Not just that, but I believe the highest output for its capacity too.
Nope, Peugeot still has the edge with the 1.6 THP unit producing up to 270hp in the RCZ R and 308 GTI.
What's strange about that? Only four times has the RS badge been applied to 4WD cars, the majority have been front or rear driven.
Ah yes. Weirdly when I went on the event they did claim at the time it would be the most powerful 1.6, but perhaps they've decided to homologate it with less.
Taking orders now
About $52,500AUD "First Edition"
About $60,500AUD "High-performance First Edition"
That's worth it for an AWD hot hatch in a class of one. A 2020 WRX starts at $40k-$60kAUD, CTR $51kAUD,
Civic Type R-level pricing is promising - that means £30k-£35k ballpark in the UK.
Thankfully, it is £5 cheaper than your lowest prediction!
Surprisingly good value, but this is probably the cheapest it is ever going to be.
Yeah, noticed this today. And £33k or so for the one with front and rear LSDs and a few other toys.
There's theoretically no limit on production so provided people buy enough of them I don't see them immediately gaining value or anything like that. It's a competitive sector these days and with hot hatchbacks it's only really the very limited-run stuff that is likely to appreciate.
If the GR Yaris ever comes to the US, I will buy it. I've never wanted a Toyota so bad here since the Celica GT-Four ST205.
The Yaris IV family continues to grow with the Yaris Cross compact crossover. Available with Hybrid power and AWD:
It's going to sell out. Sign me up.
There's a Rocket Bunny kit for the GR Yaris because... Why not?
And Daigo Saito has obtained one of this to compete with, featuring a 2JZ swap
Prices in Estonia.
The new Yaris is a bit more expensive right now.
The price difference gets bigger with the trim level.
My 2020 Yaris Hybrid GR SPORT with options costs 20.182 It was the second most expensive trim level at that time. The most expensive was the Hybrid Luxury version with a 22.000 price tag if I remember correctly.
The new Yaris trim levels that I liked are 3.000 more expensive than mine.
You'll have to get the Dynamic pack for 400 Euros if you want digital dials (They look cool). Only the Limited edition has them as standard.
Also, the bright red Bi-tone Coral color is only available in the Limited Edition.
I wonder how much the Yaris Cross will cost. Looks interesting. Should be cheaper than the C-HR.
The GR Yaris price starts from 31.700 Euros.
The Circuit pack with racing suspension, red brake calipers, Torsen differential and 18-inch wheels will add an additional 4300 Euros.
The Convenience pack for 2400 Euros will have Sat-Nav, HUD on the windshield, JBL sound system, Blind spot monitor and parking sensors.
Wow a crossover I actually like!
Another 100 cars discounted
Took a quick glance at the next-gen Yaris and compared it to mine. =)
Going to take it for a test drive sometime.
Took the car for a test drive!
Well... what can I say? Yup, it's better than mine. xD
One noticeable minus in that there's less head room for the back passengers.
The driver's place is more comfortable. The steering wheel is higher. The seating position and the car itself reminds me of Aygo.
The new 3-cylinder engine has a really nice sound. Sometimes reminded me of chopper motorcycles. The electric motor feels more powerful as the petrol engine fires up less often.
The new PWR mode has a nice acceleration.
I took some comparison shots.
Comparing my Hybrid GR SPORT to a new Hybrid Style trim levels.
I like the new circular screens and the screen in the centre of the dash is now higher. And they brought back the energy monitor for it. I can only use the energy monitor on the little screen in the instrument cluster. But I mainly use it for speedometer.
The steering wheel now has a LOT of buttons X_X
And it's heated.
It's also lighter.
They added a system that shows tyre pressure.
Climate control got more modern, but still easy to use.
The gear stick now has a straight travel instead of those stairs that I have and the parking brake is now a small switch instead of a classic lever.
Also, they placed the seat heating buttons in a more visible place right under the climate control.
The door panel has an interesting design with a fabric finish.
And some exterior shots.
Mine has halogen projector headlight with LED daytime running lights.
The new one has full LED lights, but the cheapest trim levels have projector lights.
also, there are now two windshield wipers instead of one
I kinda like the single wiper more)
...oh and they didn't cover anything in the engine bay.
The ride comfort is better in the new one, but it's because mine has bigger wheels, less rubber and hard sport suspension. I don't remember if it's the same as the normal version or better as I've driven the normal Yaris a long time ago.
In the end. The new generation Yaris feels like a modern car inside and outside.
Which one's more cramped? This or c-hr?
C-HR feels less comfortable for rear passengers. I can't sit behind myself in it. The new Yaris is surprisingly roomy.
Am I the only one here who think that the new Yaris looks slightly older than the outgoing generation, especially from the rear-end?
You are probably not the only one with the same thoughts, but I think the new one looks more modern. You can see it in the little details, like how the windshield is attached, or the door handles, the ergonomics in the cabin...
The overall design became more flowy, softer while the old one is more sharp.
One thing is strange to me is the engine bay. The engine is completely open with all that spaghetti of tubes and wires surrounding it.