Toyota’s Answer to Mini Cooper? - Toyota Yaris RS
Pictured here are the first photos of Toyota’s soon to be mini fighter the Toyota Yaris RS, courtesy of Car Magazine. The RS stand for “refined and sporting” and Toyota intends to bring”sportiness” back into its small car lineup with the Yaris RS.
Just how much power does the Yaris RS have? Expect the Yaris Rs to come with either 1.3 or 1.4 diesel engine, which also gets you a chrome tipped exhaust and rear spoiler. Could this be enough to complete with the diesel powered Mini Cooper? Most likely not…
In addition to the diesel engines , the RS will also be powered by a more interesting 1.8 Dual VVT-I engine which also gets you bigger bumpers and fenders. The 1.8 engine will get you 131 bhp and at 6000 rpm and a run to sixty in 9.3 seconds. Decent power for such a small car, but the Yaris RS is going to need a lot more power though to complete with the Mini Cooper S. It is a good start for Toyota.