What is it?
The facelifted version of Toyota's Yaris hatchback, and a car which must match up to the likes of the Honda Jazz, new Nissan Note and Volkswagen Polo if it's to survive in Europe's supermini battleground. Being able to square up to the class-leading Ford Fiesta would be a bonus, too.
This new model gets a mild styling refresh, adopting themes from the new Aygo including the new X-faced front-end design. The Japanese manufacturer is also promising improved driving dynamics thanks to a revised suspension setup underneath.
Engines are carried over from the current Yaris, meaning the line-up includes a 1.0-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid, as well as the 1.33-litre petrol tested here.
Our test car came in middle-market Icon trim, which is strongly tipped to be the biggest seller in the range. For £14,095 customers get 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, air conditioning, and Toyota's Touch 2 infotainment system with Bluetooth.