A single official photograph shows the 2014 Toyota Yaris for the first time
22 April 2014

A revised Toyota Yaris, which adopts some of the design themes set out by the new radically styled Aygo, will go on sale this summer.

Toyota promises improved dynamics and says the supermini’s suspension calibration has been modified for improved ride and handling. The current model’s engine line-up of 1.0-, 1.33-litre petrol, 1.4-litre diesel and hybrid powertrains will be unchanged.

The exterior uses a less pronounced iteration of the black cross shown on the nose of the Aygo along with LED rear light units and a diffuser integrated into the rear bumper.

The cabin is said to be improved in three areas: a greater feeling of space, improved perceived quality and more choice of colours and equipment.

Toyota will announce more details, including pricing, closer to the vehicle’s launch.

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22 April 2014
Ucking orrible.

22 April 2014
So "Radical" is to put a huge ugly unhappy grille on the front....

Horrible.

22 April 2014
If cars have a face, why make one that looks like it is having a little cry?

22 April 2014
Yaris needs more than a face-lift to stand out in this busy, vibrant and colourful class. Toyota engine line-up in both Auris and Yaris is far from scintillating. Nor is the handling. Can't some GT86 magic trickle down in their stock cars?

22 April 2014
Better keep the back to black handy for that front grille!

22 April 2014
vvvvvvv

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

22 April 2014
Let's face it, Toyota made a complete arse of the current Yaris' styling and are trying to make amends. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear so no matter what Toyota did to revitalise the styling it was never going to work. They now need to concentrate on recapturing the essence of the original Yaris in an all new version as this just looks like a replacement for the old Starlet......nuff said!

22 April 2014
too much saki, not enough design cohesion... Toyota please disband your design team and start again before all the domestic Chinese manufacturers overtake you... you can do better than this!

25 April 2014
the instigator wrote:

too much saki, not enough design cohesion... Toyota please disband your design team and start again before all the domestic Chinese manufacturers overtake you... you can do better than this!

Can they, it is absolutely hideous

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Toyota Yaris

The original Toyota Yaris was a landmark car, since then it has lost ground to more talented rivals. Can it regain its crown from the formidable and long in the tooth Ford Fiesta?

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