The 2016 Toyota Yaris is a Toyota’s hatchback that received major upgrades last year. That means that next model comes only with some minor exterior and interior changes. Engine will still be the same 1.5-liter and it is available with either manual or automatic transmission. Safety of the passengers is now raised up one level. There are some new aerodynamic details which will give better performance and fuel economy to the new Toyota Yaris 2016.
2016 Toyota Yaris redesign
The upcoming 2016 Toyota Yaris for U.S. car market will be built in France, just like its predecessor. Its look will be more appealing, with sharp and bolder look. It will be available in three- or five-door versions. It will come with just few design changes considering its last model redesigns. It will feature new hood design, new grille and new front bumper. It will keep LED headlights and taillights from previous model while foglights will be implemented into front bumper. Higher trim levels will come with chrome details on its exterior.
|Overall||Length 155.5 in.|
|Overall||Width 66.7 in.|
|Overall||Height 59.4 in.|
|Ground Clearance||5.5 in.|
|Cargo Volume||15.3 cu. ft. (3-door)|
15.6 cu. ft. (5-door)
|Curb Weight||2.315 lbs. (5MT)|
2.335 lbs. (4AT)
|Fuel Capacity||11.1 gal.|
Interior of the Toyota Yaris 2016 will be leveled with its lower price. Its surfaces will be more soft-touch giving more premium feel to its owners. This size vehicles usually suffer from lack of leg- and head-room on rear seats. The new Yaris won’t be exception either but it will offer decent cargo space behind the folding rear seats. It will come with impressive infotainment systems like Entune audio system and 6.1“ touchscreen, HD radio, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, voice recognition. Base model will also feature power windows, keyless entry, air conditioning while higher trim levels will be available with leather trimmed steering wheel, cruise control, navigation system, etc.
Toyota Yaris 2016 specs
The 2016 Toyota Yaris will be available with same engine that propels current model of Toyota Yaris. It is 1.5-liter 4-inline engine with VVt-i (Variable Valve Timing with intelligence) technology. This powerplant will be able to deliver 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque. The new Toyota Yaris comes with either 5-speed manual or 4-speed ECT automatic transmission. Whatever gearbox you choose fuel economy will be almost the same: 33 mpg (5MT) and 32 mpg (4AT).
|Engine type||1.5-liter 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC with VVT-i|
|Horsepower||106 hp @ 6.000 rpm|
|Torque||103 lb – ft. @ 4.200 rpm|
|Transmission type||5-speed manual (5MT)|
4-speed ECT automatic (4AT)
|30/37/33 – 5MT|
30/36/32 – 4AT
2016 Toyota Yaris release date and price
Release date of the new 2016 Toyota Yaris hasn’t been announced yet but we can expect to see it at some of the car shows in second half of 2015 while it could come to the market at the end of 2015. Price is still unknown also but it should be in range of current model prices, beside some upgrades. That means that upcoming Toyota Yaris 2016 will have start price around $15,000 while top model shouldn’t cost much more than $19,000.
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