First official pictures of new Toyota YarisStyling mimics Toyota Verso-S compact MPV

16 June 2011

New Toyota Yaris

The new Toyota Yaris shares similar styling features with the iQ and Verso-S

Toyota has released the first images of the next generation Toyota Yaris.

Based on a new platform that debuted with the Toyota Verso-S, the new Toyota Yaris promises clever packaging and ‘affordable multimedia connectivity’.

So what will the new Toyota Yaris be going up against? Read our supermini car reviews to find out

New Toyota Yaris: obvious on the outside…

Only two pictures of the next generation Yaris have been released so far – one of the outside and one of the inside.

The exterior image demonstrates little we couldn’t have predicted. The front end has hints of the Toyota iQ, while the overall shape makes the Yaris look more like a miniature Auris, using many styling cues taken from the Verso-S. We’re sure Toyota’s engineers will have paid considerable attention to maximising the aerodynamics, however, in order to maximise efficiency.

Engine choice at launch will include 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre dual VVT-i petrol units, plus a 1.4 D04D turbodiesel.

Read our report on the Toyota Verso-S

New Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris will feature the Toyota Touch touchscreen interface

…interesting on the inside

The interior, however, shows greater promise.

Toyota says the new Yaris is focused on ‘further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors'. To this end we can expect it to offer a generous amount of space for its size.

The cockpit is also said to be more driver orientated than before, while also featuring high quality materials and surface finishes with ‘the highest possible build quality’.

Among the key features here is a new multimedia infotainment system called Toyota Touch & Go. Complete with 6.1-inch touchscreen this is likely to be standard equipment on 95% of models. There are few further details, but expect Bluetooth and USB integration, satellite navigation and functionality adding apps options, and probably a reversing camera.

Want to know more about car options? Read our guide to car features

On sale this summer

The third generation Toyota Yaris goes on sale in the UK this summer.

President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe, Didier Leroy, had this to say about it: ‘New Yaris represents Toyota’s strongest offer yet in the important supermini segment. 

'With its new levels of ingenuity, efficiency and quality, we are confident it can build on Yaris’s previous success and help Toyota rejuvenate its presence in Europe and move towards one million annual sales in the region in the medium term.’

Pricing and full specification details are still to be confirmed.

Can't wait for the new model? Read our reviews of the previous two generations of Toyota Yaris

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