The Toyota Yaris, the most popular car for seniors

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The Toyota Yaris has been since the first model in 1999 a popular car among seniors who are looking for a small car. Immediately in 2000 Yaris named the Car of the Year and since he was not indispensable in the segment of large what small cars. Now in 2012, the new Yaris is again the most sold car in seniors, it might be time to give some extra attention.

The first Totota Yaris

The segment small car for the older consumers over the past decade has seen a large growth; seniors are both more mobile than in the past, and while they often seek a comfortable and manageable car with high entry, which does not cost much. From the introduction of the Yaris in 1999 TOYOYA this car also proved a hit at this particular target group. In the beginning there were the Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris liftback and the Toyota Echo hatchback; The Vitz was a hatchback door 3 and 5, which was, in particular, intended for the Japanese market. In Canada and Australia, the Yaris was like the Toyota Echo marketed. From 2005 served only the name Yaris.
The Yaris name originated from a compound of two words: "yes", a well known and positively intended speaks several European languages ​​and countries, "charis", the name of the Greek goddess of beauty and elegance. The fact that the chief designer was a Greek, is no coincidence.

The first generation of

The Yaris came in 1999 in the European market and after the hatchback in February 2003 had a facelift a slightly modified version in Canada was put on the market. At that time the United States experienced only the Toyota Echo sedan.
Instead of conventional instruments to make chose Toyota Yaris and Echo to provide digital tools that were placed in the middle of the dashboard. The Canadian Echo hatchback incidentally had a conventional speedometer, but who was also centrally located.
The European Yaris was delivered in the first instance with two gasoline engines, four-cylinder 1.0L and 1.3L, with Toyota's VVT-i technology. In 2001 followed the 1.5L Sport version. After the facelift of 2003 they brought also a 1.4L D4-D diesel engine with 75hp. In 2000 Yaris Verso was introduced, a small MPV with the same specifications as the regular hatchback but with more space and a practical interior. In Japan, this model under the name Fun Cargo put on the market.
The Yaris was produced at that time in Japan and France.

The second generation

In Europe, Australia, Canada and Mexico launched the second generation in 2005, which in the United States and Australia for the first time, the name Yaris was used. The introduction of US Yaris took place at the Los Angeles Auto Show in February 2006.
The four-cylinder 1.0 VVT-i engine was replaced by a three-cylinder version, as used in the Toyota Aygo. De1.3 L engine has been increased somewhat more powerful and the power of the 1.4 D-4D. The Yaris was the first car in its segment with the option of nine airbags. The Yaris was from that moment comes in two designs: the hatchback and the sedan.
These new models of the Yaris were designed in France and manufactured in France and Japan.

The third-generation)

In 2010, mass production of the third generation Yaris began, and since then only the hatchback version was offered. During the Geneva Motor Show of 2012 the first Yaris was shown with Hybrid Synergy Drive technology. The Yaris now comes with a standard 1.0L engine, with three-cylinders and 68pk, a 1.3L with 6-speed automatic transmission and a 1.4L turbodiesel with six gears.
The Hybrid version is at least until 2014 road tax free, has a 14% addition and lower maintenance costs and attractive leasing rates. He is also fuel-efficient and relatively friendly to the environment.
The overall impression of the new Yaris may be summarized as follows:
  • A young, dynamic look
  • Slightly longer than its predecessor
  • What more present than usual nose party

  • The instruments are now simply placed behind the wheel
  • A spacious feeling
  • New frame construction more light and visibility

Space and comfort
  • There is 286 liters of trunk space, more than a VW Polo
  • This can be increased with folded rear seats to 768 liters
  • More legroom than you'd expect
  • Good seat height and headroom
  • A turning circle of 4.7 meters

Driving dynamics & safety
  • A little stiff on bumpy roads
  • Light steering characteristics
  • At high speeds, steering a little less quiet than it should
  • A five-star review of the NCAP
  • Standard seven airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, vsc

Depending on the model, inter alia, with:
  • Toyota Touch audio system
  • Bleutooth
  • USB connection
  • Reversing camera
  • Panoramic roof