Toyota Yaris unveiled

  • First official UK pictures
  • Larger than current car
  • On sale this summer
These are the first official shots of Toyota's new Yaris. Pictures of the Japanese version – called Vitz – have been released, but this is the Yaris that will go on sale in the UK in September.

The new Yaris is longer than the current model and Toyota says that it has developed the original concept of 'compact outside, spacious inside'.

Full details of the new model are yet to be confirmed, but Toyota has revealed that there will be a choice of 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre dual VVT-i petrol engines, and a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel. Fuel economy ranges between 52.3mpg and 72.4mpg. CO2 emissions go from 104g/km to 123g/km

As well as improved space, Toyota says the cabin has a more driver-focused design and higher-quality materials. The Toyota Touch & Go system, which has a 6.1-inch touch-screen display, is likely to be fitted as standard to 95% of models sold.

Prices haven't been announced, but we don't expect they'll differ greatly from the current model, so should start at around £11,000.


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