That’s right. Why bother opting for an extended warranty when you can wait for the upcoming 2020 Toyota Yaris Adventure? According to Toyota, it is part truck, part sedan, but 100 percent awesome.
The Yaris Adventure comes complete with a two-seat cabin with storage space behind the seats. The extra cab with rear seating was ditched because it was determined that no one really wants to sit back there anyway. Meanwhile, in the back, a composite inner bed ensures cargo capacity for the most moderate jobs. The vehicle combines the comfort and fuel economy of a sedan with ideal cargo space, but not so much that friends will ask you to help them move.
Just like the RAV4 created the small SUV segment in 1994, the Yaris Adventure creates the subcompact pickup segment. The 52.3-inch bed has a payload of 135 kg (297 lbs), perfect for hauling coolers to the lake or that third set of golf clubs that just won’t fit in a car trunk. However, Toyota does wonder why you’d have three sets of golf clubs though, as the Yaris Adventure only seats two.
While its design makes you use that famous three word slang, the front fascia features a hexagonal grille and automatic LED headlamps with DRLs. The 7.6-inch ground clearance should be perfect for those weekend adventures, and so are the coil-spring double wishbone front suspension and leaf spring rear suspensions. The standard 7-inch Display Audio system will keep the occupants entertained. However, it doesn’t come with a navigation because Toyota believes that anyone smart enough to drive the Yaris Adventure knows exactly where they’re going.
Another fun fact is that the Yaris Adventure is the only vehicle with a bed that doesn’t come with a full-size spare tire.
The Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD that was recently introduced on the 2019 RAV4 will not come standard on Yaris Adventure. It will, however, offer a newly developed AWD system capable of allowing Yaris owners to carefully bring their vehicles out of their underground garage when it snows in the city.
Powering the Yaris Adventure will be a 1.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder engine that delivers 103 hp and 152 Nm (112 lb-ft) of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The best part is of course, a warranty won’t be offered for this truck because it would be unthinkable that something goes wrong as an extensive testing has been done on the Yaris Adventure. However, roadside assistance will be offered, as it’s likely the truck will get stuck if it veers too far off-road.
Now, at this point, you might be wondering if the people at Toyota are high on something. Well, it’s just the PR team having some fun on April Fool’s day.