Despite solid sales worldwide , the Yaris is not considered a great success for the world’s biggest car manufacturer Toyota. Sales were very poor in the European and North – American market, where Toyota’s subcompact is unable to compete with experienced rivals such as the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, and in order to save on development costs , Japanese manufacturer recently announced that the next – generation Yaris will be actually Mazda 2 with slightly different grille and the Toyota logo.
But until that happens Yaris is still representative of Toyota in the subcompact class, which means that the Japanese giant to do everything in his power to customers notice this car. At the Frankfurt Motor Show Toyota introduced the 2014 Yaris Hybrid R concept, with which he announced that the rumors about the entry into the World Rally Championship ( WRC) and World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) were true .
2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept – engine
What distinguishes R Hybrid from other hybrid gasoline engine driving the front wheels , while two electric motors drive the rear wheels. If gasoline engine , it’s a 1.6L turbocharged engine that develops 300 hp and that was done by the FIA specifications for the competition in these WRC and WTCC while each of the two electric motors developing 60 hp at , which comes to a total figure of even 420 HP . Toyota has programmed above the electric motor kicks in when the gasoline engine is loaded resulting in evenly distributed power to all four wheels , and will note that the power is transferred to the wheels via a six-speed manual transmission . As you would expect from such a car , Toyota has upgraded the suspension and brakes.
2014 Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept – design
From the design ,2014 R Hybrid at Toyota’s recalls products with SEMA Motor Show , which is held every year in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada . This means that as bumpers , rims and headlights brand new, although the profile of 2014 Hybrid -R resembles most of the Yaris we’ve seen on the streets. No one expects to get this concept into production , but it is an important product for Toyota, which has once again shown that it is able to produce a sports car. If anything, the Yaris will again find a moment in the spotlight at least a few days.