Toyota has released the first details for the 2012 Yaris. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will have its debut at the Australian International Motor Show in July, before going on sale this fall.
Essentially a rebadged Vitz, the European-spec Yaris will be built in France and launched this summer. Additional information is limited, but the car will feature a 6.1-inch touchscreen display and three different engines: a 1.0-liter VVT-i, a 1.33-liter dual VVT-i and a 1.4-liter D-4D diesel.
The 2012 Toyota Yaris has a 15mm lowered roof line, a 100mm longer body and a 50mm increased wheelbase. The increased dimensions of the 2012 Yaris will result in better stability during cornering and an increased passenger and luggage space. The increased space will be most noticeable for the rear seat passengers.
Inside the all-new Yaris gets a dashboard that finally ditches the center mounted gauges for a more conventional setup with everything mounted in front of the driver...
FIRST OFFICIAL PICTURES OF NEW TOYOTA YARIS
The third generation Toyota Yaris will be launched in the UK this summer.
Developed from an original concept of "compact outside, spacious inside," new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors.
Moreover, it will 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, new Yaris has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest possible build quality. Inside, high quality materials and surface finishes have been used, and there is a more driver-focused cockpit.
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.
Didier Leroy, President and CEO Toyota Motor Europe, said: "New Yaris represents Toyota's strongest offer yet in the important supermini segment. With its new levels of ingenuity, efficiency and quality, we are confident it can build upon Yaris's previous success and help Toyota rejuvenate its presence in Europe and move towards one million annual sales in the region in the medium term."