Toyota has added two special editions of its Yaris supermini to its line-up, to bring “a bit of welcome styling sizzle to Britain’s bleak summer.” They’re called the Edition and the Trend, and can be had in either three- or five-door format.

With blacked-out C-pillars and dark rear glass contrasting with Tyrol Silver or Cirrus White paintwork, the roof looks suspended in mid-air. Toyota calls this the ‘floating roof’ effect.

Yours for £11,695, the Yaris Edition takes the base T2 specification and garnishes it with 15-inch Podium anthracite alloys, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, some chrome exterior rear trim and body-coloured door mirrors and door handles. Inside, you get a tachometer and leather-trimmed gear knob, with manual air-conditioning an optional extra. Engine is the 68 hp, 1.0 litre VVT-i, coupled to a five-speed manual.

The Yaris Trend, however, is based on the higher SR specification and adds the same Podium alloys in 16-inch form and chrome trim on the tailpipe. Owners can specify Toyota’s Touch & Go as an option, which brings multimedia and sat-nav together in one system. With this one, the 98 hp, 1.33 litre VVT-i drives through a six-speed manual, with Multidrive S CVT an option on the five-door variant.