New Yaris breaks cover

Japanese car maker Toyota has taken the wraps off its latest Yaris supermini, which is to be launched in the UK this summer.

Japanese car maker Toyota has taken the wraps off its latest Yaris supermini, which is to be launched in the UK this summer.

Developed from an original concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,” new Yaris signals Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors.

Its appearance will also mark a breakthrough in its segment for affordable multimedia connectivity with the introduction of Toyota Touch & Go. Due to be standard equipment on 95 per cent of sales. 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, 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.