The new Yaris TS is a flagship model for the highly successful Toyota Yaris range, offering customers enjoyable sports performance with no compromise on refinement or driveability. The Yaris TS is designed to head up the range with high level of standard equipment, great open road driving characteristics and sporty, yet sophisticated styling. And, just like the new-generation Toyota Yaris on which it is based, the Yaris TS offers exceptional space, refinement, safety and comfort in a car of this class.
At the heart of the Yaris TS is an all-new .8-litre engine with dual variable valve timing, delivering 32 DIN hp (9 kW) at 6000 rpm. Powering through a slick five-speed manual gearbox, this will offer 0- 100 kph acceleration in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of 194 km/h.
But the Yaris TS is not just about outright performance. The high levels of standard equipment, sophisticated styling and lowered, sports suspension will ensure the Yaris TS stands out from the crowd and is highly enjoyable to drive.
The Yaris TS
With 3 and 5 door body styles
Refined driving pleasure
On sale early in 2007
The new Yaris TS will be a flagship model for the Yaris range and is positioned at the heart of the European sports hatchback segment, offering refinement and sophistication . It will add to the success of the new-generation Yaris, which has already proved to be highly popular across Europe since its launch earlier this year. As a matter of fact, close to 53,000 Yaris have been sold since its introduction (Year To Date July 2006), an increase of 0,000 units compared to last year. On a full year basis, Yaris sales target is 258,000 units for Europe. The new Yaris TS will be available in both three and five-door body styles, giving it a wide appeal and allowing customers to enjoy sports hatchback performance without compromising on style, practicality or comfort.
Typical customers are likely to be successful single people or young couples attracted by the style and performance of Yaris TS, plus Toyota’s worldwide reputation for quality and robustness. They are not prepared to compromise on refinement – preferring an easy to drive, responsive and sophisticated sports hatchback. Unlike rivals, the Yaris TS is likely to attract a balance of male and female customers – and some more mature enthusiast drivers.
The new Yaris TS will go on sale across Europe early in 200.
Sophisticated, sports styling
Unique TS grille and badging
17” alloy wheels and spoiler
The new Yaris TS certainly looks the part with strong but sophisticated presence on the road to make it stand out from its rivals. At the front, the unique black sports mesh grille with clear TS badge is a highlight and adds emphasis to the deep bumper design with integrated front fog lights. Darkened headlamp surrounds complete the effect. At the rear, the bumper has also been redesigned with an integrated, chromed sports exhaust pipe and fog lights. The rear combination light has been changed to LED style.
Full -inch alloy wheels are standard, filling the wheel arches while also offering exceptional handling and ride. The deep side skirts and roof spoiler complete the aerodynamic, TS exterior styling which achieves a drag coefficient of 0.32. The new Yaris TS will be available in a range of lively colours, including Vivid Blue, Terracotta, Black and Solid Red. There will also be one exclusive TS colour, Storm Grey.
The interior styling is equally sophisticated with exclusive trim to the sports seats and doors, alloy highlighting of air vents, leather trimmed steering wheel and unique amber lighting of the main controls. In keeping with the sports theme, the Yaris TS features a centrally mounted analogue display of speed and engine revs.
High levels of standard equipment include manual air conditioning, CD player and radio with six speakers and tilt/telescopic adjustable steering column. Typical options which will allow customers to further enhance their driving pleasure include automatic climate control, Toyota’s Smart Keyless Entry and Push Start, plus heated driver and passenger seats and heated mirrors.
All new 1.8-litre engine
Dual variable valve timing (Dual VVT-i)
More performance, fewer emissions
132 DIN hp from 1.8-litre
5 speed manual transmission
The .8-litre Dual VVT-i engine which powers the new Yaris TS offers dual variable valve timing to control both the intake and exhaust valves. Dual VVT-i is a significant evolution of the highly-effective VVT-i (variable valve timing – intelligent) technology already available on the current range of Toyota petrol engines. By varying the timing on both the inlet and exhaust valves, the new technology is able to offer much greater engine flexibility with more power output, more torque and lower fuel consumption.
The .8-litre Dual-VVT-i engine in the Yaris TS develops 32 DIN hp (9 kW) at 6,000rpm with significantly higher torque of 3 Nm at 4,400 rpm. This means that, despite its sports driving characteristics (it will rev to 6,400 rpm), the Yaris TS is responsive to drive with excellent mid-range and open road performance.
The top speed of the Yaris TS will be 94 km/h and it will accelerate to 100 km/h in 9.3 seconds. The new .8 Dual VVT-i engine utilises an aluminium cylinder block and plastic intake manifold to reduce weight for improved performance and fuel consumption. Roller rocker arms, low-tension piston rings and light weight pistons further improve fuel efficiency, allowing the Yaris TS to simultaneously achieve high power excellent throttle response and good fuel economy. This new engine will be mated with a 5 speed manual transmission. The combined fuel cycle figure for Yaris TS is .5 litres/ 00km with a CO2 output of 8 gm/km.
Sports chassis and suspension
Yaris platform retuned for higher performance
Sports suspension and handling
More precise steering
The new Yaris TS has taken the already strong Yaris platform and adapted it, under the skin, to cope with the increased power and performance. Sophisticated suspension and steering modifications ensure maximum driving pleasure and enhanced active safety without comprising refinement. Body and suspension rigidity has been further improved with reinforcements to the front suspension members and a linking rod between the rear members.
The suspension has been lowered by 8mm for a more sporting stance and retuned springs and shock absorbers give balanced ride and handling while enhancing high speed stability. Front springs have been retuned for more precise rebound and a thicker front anti-roll bar helps with high speed cornering and reduced body roll.
The Yaris TS also offers retuned, high precision electric power steering with a ratio of 3.2: . This offers just 2.3 turns, lock to lock and makes the Yaris TS extremely nimble with a turning radius of 5.6 metres.
Top-level safety standards
Yaris range awarded a 5-star at EuroNCAP
Up to 9 airbags including Toyota’s famous knee airbag
Developed according to more stringent car-to-car compatibility standards
VSC and TRC on Yaris TS
Yaris has been the safest supermini available at the time of its launch. In order to live up to its predecessor’s image, the new Yaris also counts with a strong Euro NCAP performance. The new Yaris TS has achieved a class-leading 5 star result at the Euro NCAP Adult Occupant Rating among B-segment cars – 35 points. This is the highest score ever attained by a Toyota model at the Euro NCAP tests.
The vehicle is featured with nine airbags which contribute to this high level of passive safety. Four airbags (dual front and side) are standard with curtain shield airbags, and a segment-first driver’s knee airbag is also available. Yaris is the first Toyota to be developed according to more stringent car-to-car compatibility internal standards. Toyota’s previous car-to-car compatibility standards stipulated a crash speed of 50 km/h. However, Toyota decided to adopt more stringent criteria by increasing this speed to 55 km/h on all car-to-car crash tests, which represents a 20% increase in impact energy. Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRC) and Anti Lock Brakes (ABS) will be available as standard active safety features for the Yaris TS.