When it comes to small car sales in the UK, the Toyota Yaris has long played second fiddle to the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa, while in recent years the likes of the Skoda Fabia and Volkswagen Polo have also proved themselves to be more well-rounded rivals.
But could that be about to change? Toyota has now radically revised its Yaris, ditching the slow-selling three-door hatchback body and diesel engine option, and replacing the old 1.33-litre petrol motor with a more powerful and more economical 1.5-litre one. The same engine features alongside an electric motor in the Yaris Hybrid model, and the Hybrid's petrol-electric power remains unique in the small car class.
So, does the Yaris now compete more closely with its small car rivals? Keep reading on over the next few pages to find out.