New Toyota Yaris compact enters production in France, Yaris Cross to follow

With a few weeks behind the schedule initially planned, due to a health crisis,Toyota began production of itsfourth generationYaris compact car from July 6.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 08 Jul 2020, 14:58 PM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
Toyota has begun production of the fourth generation Yaris compact cars in France.
Toyota has begun production of the fourth generation Yaris compact cars in France.

The new Yaris is being built in France, atthe Onnaing plant near Valenciennes, where the model has been assembled since 2001.

Designed on the TNGA platform (Toyota New Global Architecture), the new Yaris is available in petrol and hybrid versions.The petrol models are powered by a 1.0-litre VVT-I 70 engine or a 1.5-litre VVT-I 120 engine. The hybrid version will be powered by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre thermal engine with an electric motor, for a total power of 116 hp.

Prices range from 17,250 to 25,450 euros (roughly between 14.60 lakh and 21.50 lakh).Initially planned for June, the commercial launch was finally postponed to September.The first deliveries are still planned for December 2020.

To be able to accommodate theYaris 4on its assembly lines, the site benefited from an investment of 300 million euros."Two major extensions have been made," saidToyota."One of 3,500 square metres for the Plastics workshop in order to accommodate new injection and painting lines, and thus internalise the production of new plastic parts. The second of 1,000 square metres concerns the Painting workshop which allowed the installation of new equipment to provide the customer with a 20-year anti-corrosion guarantee."

On the employment side, the arrival of the Yaris "will have enabled the creation of 350 permanent contracts since January 2018 and a massive transformation of temporary contracts into fixed-term contracts," explains the Japanese manufacturer.The Onnaing site now employs 4,800 people, including 3,285 permanent contracts and 1,256 fixed-term contracts.

In 2021, the 4th generation Yaris will be joined in the North by theYaris Cross, a brand new city SUV.For the latter, an additional 100 million euros will be injected into Onnaing and new permanent contracts will be created.Toyota plans to reach 3,600 CDI by the end of the year and 300,000 cars produced locally each year.

Luciano Biondo, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing France, said “Start of production of the fourth generation Yaris marks the first step towards our goal of 300,000 units of annual production. With theall-new compact SUV, Yaris Crossthat is due to be the second model on our production lines in mid-2021, we are on the way to achieve our ambition. Another 100-million euro of investment will support production of the Yaris Cross."

First Published Date: 08 Jul 2020, 14:58 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
Godrej aer O – Hanging Car Air Freshener | Car Accessories | Cool Aqua (7.5g)
Rs. 99
70% OFF
VENO Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable (2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner)
Rs. 899 Rs. 2,999
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic)
Rs. 349
Godrej aer O – Hanging Car Air Freshener | Car Accessories | Musk After Smoke (7.5g)
Rs. 99

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.