The all-new Toyota Yaris was revealed earlier this month, and it is the carmaker’s first model to use the Toyota New Global Architecture GA-B platform for compact cars, which is one of many firsts for the B-segment hatchback.

The Yaris also gets Dynamic Force engines for the first time, including a regular M15A 1.5 litre three-cylinder unit that is mated to either a six-speed manual or a Direct Shift-CVT – FWD and AWD are available as well. There’s also a hybrid version that pairs the M15A mill with Toyota’s Hybrid System II (THS II) system, which can be specified in front-wheel-drive or E-Four (electric four-wheel-drive) configurations.

Despite its size, the hatchback also comes as standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active safety systems. These include Low Speed Acceleration Control to counter throttle misapplication, Secondary Collision Brake, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, auto high beam and Advanced Park, among others.

All these technologies are packaged in a body that has been redesigned to look a lot more aggressive than before, and it’s certainly a striking thing to look at, as you’ll see in our video tour of the Yaris. The interior also gets revamped here, with Toyota placing an emphasis on creating a clutter-free cabin that is spacious while allowing the driver to concentrate on driving, with highlights being a high-mounted touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster meters and a head-up display. Interested?

GALLERY: 2020 Toyota Yaris