Toyota Yaris Hybrid: Probably the best hybrid cars
Toyota brings the full hybrid technology in the highly competitive small car segment. The new Yaris Hybrid is aimed primarily at drivers who want a completely new driving experience. It is to combine low fuel consumption, minimal emissions and low maintenance costs with a very relaxed driving experience. Toyota with only 3.5 liters on 100 km indicates fuel consumption (CO2 emissions 79 g / km).
Dynamic design with the Toyota brand new face:
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is a synthesis of compact size, roomy and practical interior design and a modern body design. In an identical wheelbase of 2.510 meters, the new Yaris Hybrid has a length of 3.905 meters, and thus two inches longer than the conventionally powered Yaris. In order to integrate the most compact full hybrid drive designed into the vehicle, Toyota lengthened the front overhang. The turning circle of just 9.40 meters – the best in its class – could maintain the creators.
In addition, the Yaris hybrid scores with an exclusive, aerodynamically optimized body design that is already showing the brand new face of future Toyota models. Aerodynamics is the key to fuel efficiency. For this reason, Toyota designed both the front end as well as the covers on the underbody and the spoilers in the area of the wheel housings newly in order to optimize the air flow above and below the body.
The large grille is flanked by headlamps pulled far back and will be out very flat, which contributes to a low-turbulence airflow to the upper body area. A harmonious whole, the accent in the front edge of hood integrated Toyota logo.
The side view emphasizes a long, curved roof line, the slender form of the Yaris. Short overhangs front and rear provide in connection with a long wheelbase for a roomy interior and high luggage capacity. Significant recesses for the fog lights and rear reflectors on the sides of the vehicle help to suppress the formation of turbulence.
Extremely compact full hybrid drive:
The new Toyota Yaris Hybrid presents its “Hybrid Synergy Drive” technology for the first time in a much reduced size. Respond without compromising the system properties, performance, comfort, or of capacity, the most efficient drive train has been made much more compact.
The newly developed hybrid-drive the Yaris is a new 1.5-liter gasoline engine and compared to the lighter and more compact Auris hybrid components in the form of electric motor, hybrid transmission, inverters / converters and hybrid battery. The entire hybrid drive system weighs 41 pounds less and is 20 percent lighter than the drive in the Auris Hybrid. The 1.5-liter Atkinson engine brings 16.5 kg less weight on the scales and establishes 10 percent less than the 1.8-liter unit in the existing Toyota hybrids.
The Atkinson engine is especially evident in combination with a cooled exhaust gas recirculation, fuel efficient and low emissions. The increase in efficiency in an Atkinson engine is at the expense of a slightly lower performance than a conventional gasoline engine. The “Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive” system performance shall be increased by the fact that the combustion engine during acceleration support in particular from the electric motor gets.
A smaller and more compact continuously variable planetary gear motors reduce the length of the drive train on Yaris hybrid to 6 percent and weight by 11 kilograms compared to the Auris Hybrid. In addition, a small hybrid battery is used. This results in a reduced volume by 20 percent and a weight saving of a further 11 kilograms. Therefore, the hybrid battery is now under the rear seat bench, so that the boot capacity is not impaired.
The strong reducing expenses:
The 55 kW/75 hp combustion engine and electric motor powered by batteries add up to a system output of 74 kW/100 hp. Performance figures Toyota was not yet known. The hybrid engine of the Yaris, however, is characterized by the best ratio of performance to fuel efficiency in the B segment, allowing it time and again, and distances in pure electric. Field tests with the hybrid drive in urban environments showed, as Toyota, which may lie at an average commuter trips, the proportion of purely electrically distance traveled at up to 60 percent.
How important is the right driving a Toyota hybrid to save fuel. The gasoline engine shuts off not only in the state. On long, straight roads can be, for example, the gasoline engine in a Toyota hybrid up to a speed of about 80 to 90 km / h is also off by a short and light braking, then go to all-electric can.
Elaborate measures for noise and vibration reduction also led to the hybrid powertrain operates more quietly now. The speed of the combustion engine during acceleration increases to no longer as fast. This creates a balance between vehicle speed and engine speed is reached.
Not least is the “Hybrid Synergy Drive” by convincing low maintenance costs and superior durability. The system requires neither a conventional clutch and a starter or an alternator. When combustion engine has a maintenance-free timing chain is used to account for and belts side-elements. This further enhances the reliability and results in further cost savings. Based on experience with the use of Toyota’s hybrid vehicles, Toyota found in everyday life that the life of the brake pads may be due to the electronically controlled braking system with regenerative braking over 100,000 kilometers.
Interior: Large rooms feel with special accents
The interior conveys a great sense of space, while the cockpit is driver-friendly design and offers a clear separation of the front of the driver and front passenger. The driver, meanwhile, takes in a three-spoke steering wheel with leather cover. The interior of the Yaris hybrid differs from the other Yaris models with blue trim on the seats and controls, blue instrument lighting, and the “Toyota Touch” system with an integrated hybrid energy monitor and the selector lever.
As for the extremely small size of the full hybrid drive, the new Yaris Hybrid marks a milestone no doubt of engineering. The dimensions of all the core components of the “Hybrid Synergy Drive” have been reduced so that in addition to the fuel tank and the battery is under the rear seats. This enabled Toyota, to achieve the same internal dimensions and the same luggage compartment volume as in the conventional Yaris versions.