This is the all-new European spec Toyota Yaris and it looks to be one of the most advanced vehicles in its segment. But will it come to South Africa?
The Toyota Yaris has proven popular over the years, but the switch from the European Yaris to the Thai-built version raised some eyebrows. Now there's an all-new Yaris which Toyota is claiming is the world's safest car.
Underpinned by the Toyota's New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and using the all-new TNGA 3-cylinder, 4th generation 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain, the all-new Toyota Yaris is said to boast new levels of efficiency and refinement. No outputs or further details have been given.
Let's talk about those looks though! The new Yaris adopts some elements from the C-HR, which we don't see as a bad thing. Physically, Toyota has reduced Yaris' overall length by 5 mm, but at the same time increased its wheelbase by 50 mm and widened it by 50 mm, which Toyota says ensures the car is agile and manoeuvrable in city driving and parking.
Final specification for our market is yet to be confirmed, but the car you see here boasts a heads-up display, wireless charger, heated steering wheel as well as advanced driver systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping asistance and a centre airbag - a first for the segment.