The 2012 Toyota Yaris, scheduled to hit the production line in late August, will come to Motorcars Toyota, serving the greater Cleveland area, as a complete redesign. That much we know. Toyota, however, has remained extremely tight lipped about the changes planned. The bits of details offered have been both intriguing and vague, serving mainly to ignite anticipation.
So, what do we know? One significant, yet at the same time mysterious evolvement...Toyota has indicated that they'll be adding over a grand worth of standard equipment to the forthcoming 2012 Yaris.
An explanation of what exactly these additions will be is expected to be released soon. In the mean time, we can only venture a guess based on the official pricing information, "Pricing for the all-new 2012 Yaris will be comparable to a Convenience Package-equipped current generation Yaris. The base MSRP will range from $14,115 for the L grade three-door liftback with a five-speed transmission to $17,200 for the SE grade five-door liftback with a four-speed automatic transmission...1
Considering the comparison to the Convenience Package-equipped 2011 Toyota Yaris, Motorcars Toyota might venture a guess that the all-new 2012 Yaris will gain some of the features that define the add-on. For example: 60/40 split-folding back seat, CD player, MP3 compatibility, XM stereo compatibility, and 15-inch steel wheels with full covers.
There will continue to be three models available for the 2012 model year: a three-door hatch, a five-door hatch, and a sedan. In addition, a new Toyota Yaris SE trim with enhanced tuned suspension is also expected to join the model range. All Yaris subcompact cars will continue to feature the Star Safety System, for which 2011 models were acclaimed. Among the many features included in the Star Safety System are: Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, and Smart Stop Technology.
Stay tuned for more news on the 2012 Toyota Yaris, coming soon.