Toyota has shown off the platform which will form the foundation of the next-generation Yaris. Here's why the new Toyota Yaris will be fun and refined to drive.
The Japanese brand released some images detailing the next-generation of Yaris. Rolling on the new GA-B platform which forms part of the TNGA architecture, the next-generation Yaris will have a large focus on handling. Our past experience with the TNGA platforms have been overwhelmingly positive. Our first taste came from the C-HR crossover which handled surprisingly elegantly for an SUV. The real cream was in the Toyota Corolla hatch which combined handling prowess and refinement beautifully.
The rigid underbody also features an interesting driving position, with the driver sitting low and towards the middle of the car. There's also a focus on a lower centre of gravity and a more hands-on involving driving position. Some clever packaging solutions mean the little Yaris will also feature the most spacious cabin.
Our spyshots show an aggressive-looking mule undergoing some rigorous testing on the Nurburgring. Given the red livery, we're led to believe there will be a sporty version, with some variety of GR badging - check them out here.
Toyota says its new GA-B underpinnings can spawn different vehicles of varying sizes and body styles due to its adjustability. Given the popularity of SUVs, it would not surprise us in the least to see an SUV smaller than the C-HR making an eventual entrance.
Is this the all-new Toyota Yaris hot hatch using the TNGA platform?