We’re excited to tell you that an all new Toyota Yaris will be launched in the UK this summer. The new car will be the third generation of this best-selling model range in the UK, and here are the first pictures…
Developed from a fundamental concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,” the all new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors.
The car will mark a breakthrough in its segment for affordable multimedia connectivity with the introduction of Toyota Touch & Go. Due to be available as standard equipment on almost all model grades, it features a 6.1-inch display with touch screen technology for ease of use and functionality.
Manufactured at Toyota’s Valenciennes factory in France, the all new Yaris has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest possible build quality. Inside, high quality materials and surface finishes have been used, and there is a more driver-focused cockpit.
Three different low emissions, fuel-efficient Toyota Optimal Drive powertrains will be available: 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre dual VVT-i petrol units and a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel.
Didier Leroy, President and CEO Toyota Motor Europe, said: “New Yaris represent 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 upon 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.”
Updated 17 June 2011: New information about the all new Yaris has now been released – see below to learn more about our next generation hatchback.
What will the fuel economy be like? The all new Yaris will offer high fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions, thanks to its Toyota Optimal Drive engines:
1.0 litre VVT-i petrol, five-speed manual
Combined fuel consumption (mpg): 58.9
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km): 111
1.33 litre Dual VVT-i petrol, six-speed manual
Combined fuel consumption (mpg): 52.3
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km): 123
1.33 litre Dual VVT-i petrol, Multidrive S Automatic
Combined fuel consumption (mpg): 56.5
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km): 118
1.4 litre D-4D diesel, six-speed manual
Combined fuel consumption (mpg): 72.4
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km): 104
(All figures are subject to final homologation.)
Will I be able to get it in my favourite colour? There will be lots of colour choices. If you like metallic finishes, there’s Tyrol Silver, Eclipse Black, Sintra Blue, Decuma Grey, Burning Red (as shown above), Tidal Blue, Reims Gold or Deep Aqua. If you prefer non-metallic, there’s Cirrus White and Chilli Red.
Will it fit in my garage? The overall dimensions are: 3,885mm (l), 1,695mm (w), and 1,510mm (h). The wheelbase is 2,510mm.
How safe is it? The all new Yaris will be equipped with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRC) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD). The hatchback is also equipped with up to seven SRS airbags, Whiplash Injury Lessening seats and anchor points for ISOFIX child seats.
UPDATE 13 JULY 2011: Pricing and specification details for the all new Yaris have now been announced. To find out, more visit our updated Yaris car chapter, here.