2007 Toyota Yaris TS
Yaris TS: flagship of the Yaris range
- The ‘best Yaris you can buy’
- International recognition for the entire Yaris range
- Upscale hatchback
- No compromise on refinement or comfort
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.
Positioned as ‘the best Yaris you can buy’, the Yaris TS offers a high level of standard equipment, great open road driving characteristics and sporty, yet sophisticated styling. And, just like the latest generation Yaris on which it is based, Toyota’s Yaris TS additionally stands for exceptional space, safety and comfort in a car of this class.
These features, carried through since the original launch of Yaris in 1999, have ensured the success of the model both on a commercial level and in raising the brand profile of Toyota worldwide.
International recognition for styling, passenger comfort and durability have followed. The original Yaris won European Car of the Year in 2000 and was also Japan’s Car of the Year in 1999, the first model ever to receive such global recognition.
Having achieved a solid reputation for reliable engineering and safety, the Yaris underwent a major restyle in 2003.
Two years later, the German TÜV Auto Report 2005 has ranked the Yaris the ‘Most Reliable Car’ in the four to five year category. The recent 2005 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index studies in France and Germany have also ranked Yaris Verso and Yaris Hatchback as first and second in their category, respectively.
Typically, Yaris customers are fond of technology and innovation, appreciating the car for its clever design and advanced features in a compact package. Yaris TS will enhance this product position even further.
With ever-growing annual sales the Yaris was sold over 134,000 times during its initial launch year 1999 to an impressive total, over 1.6 million units were sold across Europe since its initial launch.
The best Yaris you can buy
- All new 1.8 Dual VVT-i engine
- Sophisticated TS styling
- Sales start in Q1 2007
Yaris TS is the first car in the Toyota range to be equipped with an all-new 1.8-litre Dual VVT-ipetrol engine that delivers enjoyable driving performance, refinement and excellent fuel consumption. The new engine, with dual variable valve timing, developed 133 DIN hp (98 kW) at 6000 rpm which will put Yaris TS at the heart of the sports compact hatchback segment.
Powering through a slick five-speed manual gearbox, Yaris TS will offer 0- acceleration in 9.3 seconds and a top speed of .
At the same time, Yaris TS benefits from a sports-tuned chassis and suspension that generates enjoyable driving pleasure while also offering smooth ride comfort and good handling. Yaris TS is lower all-round (by 8mm) and dampened. The suspension rates have been retuned to complement the standard 17-inch alloy wheels and tyres.
The electric power steering has been retuned and is 12% quicker compared to the current generation Yaris to give even more precise and nimble control.
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.
Exterior styling, with deep front and rear bumpers, side skirts and discreet rear roof spoiler, ensures Yaris TS will stand out from the crowd. Personalised TS badging adds to the appeal, along with a chrome sports exhaust and new, LED-based rear lights.
The interior styling is equally sophisticated with exclusive trim to the sports seats and doors, chrome-plated highlighting of the air vents, leather trimmed steering wheel and unique amber lighting of the main controls. The main meter panel features hi-tech Optitron units with an analogue display of road and engine speed.
The flagship positioning of Yaris TS is indicated by the high levels of standard equipment which include air conditioning, single slot CD player and radio with six speakers and fully adjustable steering column.
Yaris TS benefits from the excellent safety rating of the entire Yaris range which, with 5 stars and 35 points in EuroNCAP tests, is among the class leaders. The TS will be available with up-to nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag, and active safety equipment such a vehicle stability control (VSC) and traction control (TRC) as standard.
Yaris TS is a significant addition to the latest generation Yaris range, bringing a new sophisticated sporty appeal to the line-up. It will add to the sales success of the Yaris, which is Toyota’s most popular single model in Europe. The predicated Yaris TS sales for Europe in 2007 are 10,000 units.
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 be a flagship model for the Yaris range and is positioned at the heart of the European sports hatchback segment, offering refinement and sophistication,” says Andrea Formica, Sales, Marketing and After-Sales at Toyota Motor Europe. “It will add to the awareness of the entire Yaris range throughout Europe and position Toyota as a true B-segment player.”
The new Yaris TS will go on sale across Europe from Q1 2007.