2009 Toyota Yaris 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine with Stop/Start Technology review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 6 February 2009 , 12:02:07 byVeronica

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Toyota Yaris  1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine with Stop/Start Technology

The Japanese carmaker Toyota developed the Yaris and equipped it with the new 1.33-liter Dual VVT-I engine that features an automatic Stop & Start system offering the best-in-class fuel economy. The power is being sent to the wheels through the new 6-speed manual and Multi-Mode transmission. The model is on sale now and the price was established at EUR8.585 on the road. Actually there is no model in the new 2009 Toyota Yaris range that emits more than 120 g/km of carbon dioxide. Why? The specialists have provided the Toyota Optimal Drive across the entire range. It was introduced last year at the Paris Motor Show and covers a range of technologies that promote greater power-train efficiency. Engineers have also improved combustion efficiency, reduced engine and transmission weight and reduced friction to produce engines that deliver more power and are fun to drive and at the same time, are more efficient and more economical. The line-up includes a 1.33-liter Dual VVT-I petrol unit with a Stop & Start system and improved versions of the award-winning 1.0-liter VVT-I 3-cylinder petrol unit and the 1.4-liter D-4D diesel. A new 6-speed manual transmission also debuts in the Toyota Yaris. Advanced engineering was applied through the development of the new engine, with streamlining of the intake channel and smoothing of surfaces and rounding off all angles and edges inside the block to improve airflow and reduce turbulence. Styling changes for the 2009 Toyota Yaris are evolutionary, designed to strengthen the dynamic and sophisticated qualities of the car. The bonnet and bumper are more closely integrated, and protection moldings have been incorporated. The front headlamps have been re-sculpted for a more hi-tech appearance, while at the rear the bumper and integrated LED combination lamps have been refreshed. Changes to the interior include a new black finish for the center console, with titanium silver finish around the center console, gearshift and steering wheel trim. The Yaris grade structure has been revised with two new focus grades, TR and SR, plus the established T2 and T Spirit trim levels.