Toyota Yaris sedan (also known as Vios) is a popular B-segment choice in the region, the current (third) generation of which debuted in 2013 and has received multiple makeovers since then. Toyota launched the fourth generation TNGA-based Yaris hatchback in October 2019, but is yet to release the sedan derivative of the car.
As reported in August 2021, Toyota will launch the next generation Yaris sedan starting from the ASEAN region by August 2022. Now however we have more confirmed reports regarding the launch of the successor of Toyota’s popular B-segment sedan. Unlike all preceding Yaris generations, the new one won’t carry the XP codename (first-gen XP40, second-gen XP90, third-gen XP150) but will use code D92A. This is because Toyota will use the Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA) platform for the new Vios/ Yaris sedan.
Daihatsu DN-F concept
Reportedly it will also borrow cues from the Daihatsu DN-F sedan concept previewed at the 2017 Gaikindo International Auto Show. By using DNGA platform, the next generation Vios/ Yaris sedan will get benefits such as weight savings, enhanced rigidity and improved safety.
Thailand will be the first market to receive the new Yaris as Thai motoring media has recently confirmed that the next generation Yaris (codenamed D92A) will debut in the third quarter (July – September) of 2022. Currently in Thailand, the XP150 series hatchback is marketed as Yaris while the sedan is sold as Yaris Ativ, however at this stage its not confirmed whether Toyota will launch a hatchback derivative of the upcoming D92A sedan.
The reports confirm that the new Yaris D92A sedan will initially get a 1.2L DOHC 16-valve, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine under its hood, there won’t be a downsized 1.0L turbo as rumored earlier. Plus in 2023, in order to compete against the Honda City e:HEV hybrid, Toyota will launch a hybrid variant with 1.5L engine coupled with electric motor and Toyota’s new THS-II hybrid system.
Speculative renderings (by Theottle) of next generation Toyota Yaris sedan
Once launched in Thailand in Q3, 2022 the new Yaris will begin reaching other markets from 2023 onward. More information on the next generation Yaris sedan to be shared as & when available, stay tuned to CarSpiritPK.
A 3d animation professional with over 20 years of industry experience having served in leading organizations & production facilities of Pakistan, an avid car enthusiast and petrolhead with an affection to deliver writings to help shape opinions. Formerly written for PakWheels as well as major publications including Dawn. Founder of CarSpiritPK.com