Mazda plant in Mexico and produced the first units of Toyota Yaris R. This is the Mazda2 sedan, which also is offered as iA Scion in the United States
E n the context of an event held on the ground of Mazda located in the town of Salamanca, in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico Toyota unveiled the name which will market the new product that is already out of the assembly plant.
This is the Yaris R , the first product of Toyota in the B segment to be produced in Mexico, which will hit the United States under the name Scion iA. Launch involved several top executives from Toyota, among whom the President and CEO of Toyota North America, Jim Lentz found. Toyota expects to produce 50 thousand units per year of this new compact.
Mazda plant in Mexico and produced the first units of the Toyota Yaris R.
The use of the plant is based on Mazda sealed by both manufacturers last year, after an investment of $ 100 million agreement.
The export of the first units already started, while the domestic market arrival is expected later this year, adding to the current offer within that segment, made up of Avanza, Yaris Sedan and Yaris hatchback . This new product is nothing more than the Mazda2 sedan, which in the United States and is sold as a Scion iA version.
Under the hood of the new Yaris R an engine block 1.5 liters multivalvular, which produces 106 horses force is located and which may be associated with both a manual transmission and an automatic, both of which are 6 relationships.
Toyota Yaris R attempt to strengthen their participation in the subcompact segment, which is the highest growth in the Mexican market and that so far this year and managed to exceed 200 thousand units.
For the moment nothing is known about what their equipment, but will probably know more details as the date of its launch in Mexico approaches.