US: New Toyota Yaris details announced image

The Asian manufacturers have moved their battle on the North American continent, the latest example being the Toyota auto maker who announced the pricing and new details about its new generation of the Yaris model.

According to the manufacturer, the 2012 Yaris is powered, in both three-door and five-door versions, by a 1.5 liter engine which is developing 106 HP at 6.000 rpm and 103 lb-ft of torque at 4.200 rpm, mated to the new four-speed electronically controlled transmission, with the five-speed manual being available on the L and SE models only.

The entry-level Yaris L comes in standard with electric power steering, power door locks, AC, six cup bottle holders, storage cover for the cargo area, windshield wiper, halogen headlights, power-assisted ventilated front discs and Cold Weather Package.

The other models come with audio connectivity via USB and auxiliary ports and a standard MP3/WMA player, while the LE and SE versions have an HD radio audio system with six speakers and the Bluetooth music technology.

The LE trim-level also has remote keyless entry system with engine immobilizer, power mirrors, power windows with driver’s auto-down, audio controls on the steering wheel and the cruise control is available as an option.

The new Yaris is available for its customers at the starting price of 14.115 US dollars for the three-door configuration, which includes the $760 delivery costs, and the top of the range SE will take $17.200 out of your pocket.