The new Toyota Yaris


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Hot on the heels of its newly launched Aygo city car, Toyota has released the first details of its refreshed Yaris supermini.

Scheduled to hit the showrooms this summer, the restyled car boasts an improved interior and better vehicle dynamics that its maker believes will position the car as one of the strongest contenders in the fiercely competitive supermini market.

The Yaris follows the example of new Aygo, adopting a dramatic look that integrates a distinctive cross shape, centred on the front emblem, which separates the new-look upper and lower grilles. At the rear there are restyled light clusters fitted with LEDs.

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According to Toyota, customer feedback has inspired improvements in three principal areas: a greater feeling of roominess and dynamic appeal; higher levels of perceived quality; and more choice in terms of colours and equipment.

To back up its claims, under the skin Toyota has revised the car’s suspension to improve both comfort and handling. The engine line-up remains unchanged, with 1.0 and 1.33-litre petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines alongside the car’s flagship hybrid system.

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