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The Toyota GR Yaris - body
The GR Yaris is Toyota's first production model with a roof, made of woven carbon fiber material. Compared to a conventional steel component, this C-SMC (Carbon Sheet Moulding Compound) material saves 3.5 kg at a point that is particularly crucial for the car's center of gravity. Toyota manufactures the hood, tailgate and doors from aluminum, resulting in a further weight reduction of 24 kg. In total, the proportion of aluminum in the body of the GR Yaris reaches around ten kilograms. As a result, it weighs 38 kg less than that of the corresponding Yaris predecessor model. High-strength and ultra-high-strength steels are used at particularly sensitive points of the vehicle. On the one hand, they guarantee the unchanged high crash safety of the three-door model, while on the other hand they allow the use of thinner and therefore lighter metal in other segments.
The 3.0 TDI has been made even better in many details. The pistons have been changed from aluminum to forged steel. This new material reduces heat losses and because of its strength does not incur any weight penalty compared with aluminum pistons The solenoid valve injectors are able to inject the fuel with a constantly high level of precision because a new piezoelectric sensor monitors the closing of the needle. It can perform up to eight individual injections per work cycle and also meter minimal fuel quantities with high precision.