The mystery is over!  Toyota is registering its next national car

The mystery is over! Toyota is registering its next national car


After months of speculation, Toyota registers its next domestic hybrid with the Daihatsu platform at INPI




New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

Photo: INPI / Automotive Production1

For several months, Toyota made a mystery about its new national car. It was only known that it would be a hybrid model and that it would use a Full Hybrid system like the Toyota Corolla. Now the secret is over. The Japanese automaker registered the design of its new model with INPI, which will be a compact sedan and is based on Daihatsu (Toyota’s low-cost brand).

The photos of the INPI registration, which we present here, were published by the specialized website Motor1. In Last September Guia do Carro published an article about what this model would have and now one of the options has been confirmed: it will be a new generation Toyota Yaris.

But, why does the registration in INPI show the engine from Daihatsu Motor Company of Japan and not from Toyota? Because the new Yaris Sedan uses the DNGA (Daihatsu New Global Architecture) platform and not the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform of the Corolla sedan.



New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

Photo: INPI / Automotive Production1

This means that the investment in the new Yaris will be huge. It is possible that Toyota will keep the current Yaris in production and launch a new car with a different name, Yaris Active, which we show in August? It is possible, but it seems difficult. Toyota usually does not have this kind of strategy, which has been used several times by GM, Renault, Fiat and Volkswagen. And the current Yaris does not help in terms of decarbonization.

Therefore, the new Toyota Yaris Sedan should come to compete directly with the Honda City, as the current model has lagged behind the new generation of the Japanese rival. This also means that the price will be higher. And it still leaves the future of the Yaris Hatchback in doubt, which, in principle, should be suspended until the arrival of a new generation in this configuration.

The new Toyota Yaris is already on sale in Peru and is also registered in Argentina. It is possible that Toyota do Brasil will export the Yaris Sedan from the DNGA platform to the Peruvian market.



New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

New Toyota sedan registered with INPI

Photo: INPI / Automotive Production1

According to Engine1, the new Yaris Sedan is 4,425 m long (+5 mm), 1,740 m wide (+10 mm), 1,480 m long (+5 mm) and has a wheelbase of 2,620 m (+70 mm). The trunk gets two liters of capacity and now has 475. Still according to the special website, the engine must be the current 1.5 as expected (with improvements) along with the CVT exchange.

But we strongly bet on the hybrid version with the same system as the Corolla Hybrid, that is, with two electric motors that add up to 72 hp. This is because Toyota has already revealed this intention for another special car, AutoData magazine, as we said on Article published in September the past.



New Toyota Yaris Ativ

New Toyota Yaris Ativ

Photo: Toyota / Disclosure

It remains to be seen if Toyota will be able to use the flex 1.8 engine to accompany the hybrid system, as in the Corolla and Corolla Cross, or if it will introduce a new system that combines the 1.5 engine with two electric motors. Or the 1.2 or 1.3 engine available in other markets will be used.





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