H Toyota έδωσε σήμερα τις πρώτες φωτογραφίες από την υβριδική έκδοση του νέου Yaris, το οποίο θα κάνει ντεμπούτο τον Μάρτιο στη Γενεύη.Οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν μέσα στο 2012 και μηχανικά το υβριδικό Yaris φορά το υβριδικό HSD (Hybrid Synergy Drive) σύνολο που αποτελείται από τον νέο 1.500αρη κινητήρα βενζίνης, ο οποίος είναι κατά 20% οικονομικότερος από αυτό που φορά το Auris Hybrid και από έναν νέο ηλεκτροκινητήρα ο οποίος τροφοδοτείται από μπαταρίες νικελίου-υδριδίου οι οποίες είναι τοποθετημένες κάτω από τα πίσω καθίσματα.

Αποδίδει συνολικά 100 άλογα και η Toyota δεν έδωσε περισσότερα στοιχεία γι’αυτόν, όπως τι μέση κατανάλωση έχει και τις επιδόσεις του. Ζυγίζει 16.5 κιλά λιγότερα και είναι 10% μικρότερος σε όγκο από τον 1.800αρη που χρησιμοποιούν τα Prius και Auris.

Το αυτοκίνητο βασίζεται στο Toyota Yaris HSD Concept που είδαμε στην Γενεύη τον περασμένο Μάρτιο και στιλιστικά διαθέτει νέους προφυλακτήρες με τον μπροστά να μας δείχνει την νέα σχεδιαστική φιλοσοφία που θα έχουνε τα μοντέλα της Toyota στο μέλλον.

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First pictures of the production Yaris Hybrid


  • First full hybrid model in the European B-Segment
  • Downsided full hybrid powertrain delivers segment-leading CO2 emissions
  • No compromise on performance, with maximum 98bhp(74kW)
  • Clever packaging delivers identical occupant and luggage space as conventional Yaris models
  • Developed to be the most affordable full hybrid in Europe
  • World premiere at Geneva motor show, on sale in the UK early summer
  • The first pictures of Yaris Hybrid have been revealed ahead of the public debut of the car at the Geneva motor show in March.

The new model brings together the ingenious packaging and agile handling of Yaris with the high efficiency and refined driving experience of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain.

Yaris is Toyota’s best-selling car in Europe and there are more examples on the road than any other from the company’s present and past model ranges. Yaris Hybrid follows the launch of Auris Hybrid in 2010 as the second core Toyota model to feature full hybrid technology, introducing the powertrain to the largest volume segment in the European market.

As the new flagship of the Yaris range, it shares the same new-design “face” of Toyota as its conventionally powered sister models, but places priority on aerodynamic efficiency.

Toyota has downsized its Hybrid Synergy Drive for Yaris, combining a new 1.5-litre petrol engine with a more compact electric motor, transaxle, inverter and battery pack. The result is a system that is 20 per cent lighter than that used in Auris Hybrid.

Thanks to all the key HSD components being reduced in size, and the location of the fuel tank and hybrid battery under the rear seat, Yaris Hybrid offers the same occupant space and 286-litre luggage capacity as conventional petrol and diesel Yaris models.

The highly efficienct 98bhp (74kW) powertrain will deliver a segment-leading balance of performance and CO2 emissions. Drivers will also be able to make use of drive modes that create zero NOx, particulate and CO2 tailpipe emissions.

Automatic air conditioning and e-CVT automatic transmission are fitted as standard, signalling that customers do not have to compromise on comfort in order to achieve low emissions performance.


  • Lighter, more compact full hybrid powertrain to debut in new Yaris Hybrid
  • No compromise in hybrid driving performance
  • Clever packaging maintains Yaris’s “small outside, big inside” character

Inside a modern supermini every inch of space counts. That’s why Toyota had to be sure that in creating its new Yaris Hybrid, fitting a hybrid powertrain was not at the cost of room in the cabin, or in the boot.

The result is a clever, compact version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system that is used in larger models, such as Prius and Auris Hybrid. Extensive R&D work has produced an efficient, full hybrid system for Yaris using a petrol engine and electric motor, that gives a total power output of 99bhp  (74kW).

The system uses a new 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine that weighs 16.5kg less and is 10 per cent more compact than the 1.8-litre unit used in Prius and Auris. Likewise, other major components such as the electric motor, power control unit and transaxle were also made lighter and smaller: the size of the motor has been reduced by 20 per cent and thePCU12 per cent, compared to those in Auris Hybrid; and the transaxle has shed 11kg and is six per cent shorter.

The packaging challenge also demanded careful thought about the size and location of the nickel-metal hydride battery pack and the fuel tank, in order to minimise the impact on cabin space for rear seat passengers and the size of the boot. Both are positioned under the rear bench seat, which means the car’s loadspace capacity, and rear passenger space is unaffected.

With the benefit of full hybrid technology, Yaris hybrid is set to deliver class-leading CO2, NOx and particulates emissions, together with excellent fuel consumption and low total ownerships costs. The new model will go on sale in the UK in June.