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First leaked images of a facelifted Toyota Yaris show minor design changes, on sale in the UK from May

Images of the facelifted Asian-market Toyota Vitz, which appears in Europe as the Yaris, have leaked online.

Toyota officials have confirmed the minor styling changes to the car's bodywork and interior will be coming to the UK, with customers able to order the updated model in May. The company has also hinted that, unlike other facelifted models, a price increase over the current Yaris is not expected. Today's Yaris starts from £9995.

As these leaked images, posted on an Italian automotive blog and reportedly scanned from a Japanese brochure show, changes to the Yaris' styling are minor and bring it more in line with the current Yaris Hybrid. A more aggressive front fascia can be seen alongside a more prominent front grille. New headlight designs can also be seen.

Inside, the updated Aygo keeps its minimalist, buttonless design, but gains a more premium look throughout. A higher-resolution touch-screen infotainment interface can be seen in the leaked images, alongside an updated multi-function steering wheel.

Toyota has already confirmed the Vitz RS version seen in these images won't be coming to the UK. That car sports a new X-shaped front-end design reminiscent of the new Toyota Aygo, revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this month.

The company says the Aygo's X-faced design will not become a hallmark of its future cars.

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MaxTorque 28 March 2014

My eyes...

One of the mysteries for me is how Toyota manages to sell so many cars around the world when on the whole their design is either anodyne or, as in this case, just downright hideous. Add in the wobbly reliability image created by the UA fiasco in the US and I'm beginning to wonder what their long-term prospects are in a highly competitive industry.
Mark Rodriguez 27 March 2014


Just ugly- inside and out.

Also with Toyota's defective brakes only an idiot would buy this car. I mean just how sad will it be to get killed driving one of these turnips?

When it comes to design and aesthetics unfortunately the Japanese never had much talent.

erly5 27 March 2014

Does not work

This nose job may look ok on the bigger Verso, but it does not translate well on the Yaris. Must be difficult trying to inject such a mediocre design with some much needed glamour. The orginal Yaris was a breath of fresh air and to this day remains the best looking supermini Toyota has ever produced as it did not follow their usual nondescript design language. The current Yaris looks like a perfect replacement for the old 'Starlet'.