The new Toyota Yaris hatchback has been spotted testing in the outskirts of the Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The test mule vehicle seems to be the fourth-generation Toyota Yaris hatchback, which is based on the GA-B platform.
The test mule vehicle was spotted by Mukul Sidhu, the fourth-generation Toyota Yaris hatchback had scored 5-stars in Euro NCAP crash test. The 2021 Toyota Yaris is among the first cars equipped with centre airbags launched in the European market.
In the international market, the new Toyota Yaris hatchback is offered with 3 engine options – 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre and 1.5-litre hybrid. The transmission options for the 3-cylinder engines include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a Direct Shift CVT automatic. The non-hybrid model produces 118 hp and 140 Nm of torque, while the hybrid model produces a combined power output of 195 hp and 261 Nm of torque.
The new Toyota Yaris hybrid variant also features a optional 1,500-watt accessory power outlet, which enables the Yaris hatchback to be used as a power generator during blackouts and other times of emergency.
In terms of suspension, the 2021 Toyota Yaris hatchback front-wheel drive model uses MacPherson Struts at the front and torsion beam suspension at the rear. The Four-wheel drive model adopts a two-link double wishbone suspension.
Key features of the Euro-spec 2021 Toyota Yaris hatchback include – turn tilt seats, connected car technology, secondary collision brake, dynamic radar cruise control, road sign assist, automatic high beam, low speed acceleration control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, head up display, front & rear disc brakes and advanced parking support system.
At present, Toyota Glanza is the only hatchback sold by the brand in India. If launched, the Toyota Yaris hatchback will compete with the likes of Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, Honda Jazz, Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Glanza aswell.