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These are the first official pics of the third generation European spec Toyota Yaris, which will be launched in the UK this summer. No surprise in how it looks – we’ve already seen the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) Toyota Vitz that was revealed last December. The Yaris name is used for international markets, including ASEAN.

Developed from an original concept of “compact outside, spacious inside,” the new Yaris is claimed to “further improve the clever packaging” seen in the current car, although rival Honda Jazz is hard to beat in this department.


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Toyota also says that Yaris marks a segment breakthrough for affordable multimedia connectivity with Toyota Touch & Go, which features a 6.1-inch touch screen display. New Perodua Myvi Elegance owners, you have one of those too!

Manufactured at Toyota’s Valenciennes factory in France, the new European Yaris won’t have an easy time as a foreigner in the homeland of the supermini, but Toyota hopes that “highest possible build quality”, high quality materials and surface finishes and a more driver-focused cockpit will help the cause. Three powertrains will be available: 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i petrols and a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel.