New Toyota Yaris
New Toyota Yaris

The new Toyota Yaris features a bolder, sharper and more dynamic look whilst staying true to its principle of "compact outside, spacious inside" since the first model in 1999.

Chief design Dezi Nagaya describes the exterior as having a "keen" appearance, and is apparent in the all-new front end, featuring slim, horizontal headlights and deep lower air intake emphasising the wide stance of the new Toyota Yaris.

A steep sloping belt line features along the length of the profile, whilst the rear features the Y-shaped graphic from the previous generation but with new styling. Other new features include a larger front quarterlight, an A-pillar which is now further forward which results in a steeply raked windscreen. Gone is the vertical bar from the rear side windows which previously divided the glazing.

The new Toyota Yaris is 100mm longer than the model it replaces, retaining its turning circle of 4.7metres. Width is unchanged, height at 1,510mm is 20mm shorter improving aerodynamics and resulting in a class leading drag coefficient of Cd 0.287.

Ten body colours are available for the new Toyota Yaris, with two new shades - Deep Aqua and Burning Red - alongside either 15 or 16 inch alloy wheels in a new design.

The interior features a number of improvements and new features, such as a new driver-focused cockpit environment. Principal gauges and meters are now located directly in the driver's eyeline behind the more upright steering wheel.

The cabin itself is 30mm wider, and features a new soft-padded dash section with matching upper door panel pads. These padded sections have coordinated colours with inserts in the seat upholstery. As an option and standard on the top of the range model is a panoramic glass roof, increasing the feeling of space in the cabin.

A multimedia touchscreen, air vents and driver's instruments now feature gun metal trims with chrome detailing on the controls and switchgear.

New front seats offer increased vertical adjustment and some models feature an arm rest for the driver. The revised design offers improved body holding and comfort with wider, higher sided cushions that have a raised front edge.

Knee room for rear passengers has been increased to 645mm due to thinner seatbacks for the front seats. Loadspace depth is increased to 710mm with luggage capacity increasing to 347 litres with the seats up and 768 litres with the seats folded flat. The tailgate is 20mm wider than the previous generation Toyota Yaris.

Published : 22/07/11 Author : Staff

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