New generation Yaris

Yaris-AscentSport-Banner1-NJhrA number of car manufactures have turned to three-cylinder engines for their small vehicles typically of 1 litre capacity.

Now Toyota is replacing the four-cylinder in its small sedan, the Yaris, with a three cylinder but it is of 1.5 litre capacity.

This fourth generation of the Yaris is set to be launched in August this year with hybrid and petrol models.

The petrol model has a 10 per cent increase in power to 88kW while fuel economy when driven through a CVT gearbox is 4.9 litres/100km, an improvement of at least 15 per cent – even compared with the discontinued 1.3-litre engine.

The hybrid produces a combined 85kW of power and fuel economy of 3.3 litres/100km

The new front-row centre airbag deploys between the driver and passenger so, among other things they don’t butt heads in side crashes.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto