New Toyota Yaris revealed

Updated Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris will receive a significant programme of revisions this summer, including refreshed styling, an improved interior and better vehicle dynamics that together will position the car as one of the strongest contenders in the supermini market.

Yaris follows the example of new Aygo, adopting dramatic looks that will make it stand out from the crowd. Developing themes from Toyota’s current design language, it 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. The car’s overall stance has been improved through detailed changes, including the integration of a diffuser in the rear bumper and a reshaped licence plate surround.

Toyota has invested a lot of work in enriching Yaris’s cabin, to increase its appeal in a fast-changing market. 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.

Under the skin, the suspension has been revised to improve both comfort and handling. Noise levels have also been reduced. The range of powertrains is unchanged, with 1.0 and 1.33-litre petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines, and Yaris’s flagship full hybrid system.

More details of the new Yaris and its UK introduction will be announced soon.


  1. At first glance the new design appears to have a sad face 🙁

    I look forward to seeing more interior detail as it becomes available 🙂

  2. Whens it being released?…… looking at getting a Yaris Hybrid in the next month or so…

    Cheers, Steve

    1. Hi Stephen,
      Thanks for your post.
      We expect to see the new look Yaris hit the roads this summer. A launch date has yet to be confirmed, although stay tuned to our blog for the latest official news.
      Hope this helps.

      1. Ta, looks like we will be getting the old style one, want to take advantage of the 0% offer…

        Cheers, Steve

  3. It doesn’t look much different to current Toyota Hybrid.

    The worst thing is it has 1.3 litre engine.It struggles like hell when driving up hill.Apart from this it looks good.

    1. I currently drive a 1.33 Yaris Trend which has no problems on hills……Are you releasing your parking brake?

  4. If they solve the dreadful road and wind noise, particularly the former, of my MK1 and what I’ve heard on the MK2 I’ll consider it for sure. bit of a dull rear end but if the cabin quality is up there with the Polo.Up! even better. Shame they didn’t revise the central digital display of the wife’s 1.3VVTi Colour Collection MK1… love that to bits but you can’t have everything i suppose

  5. There’s no mention of any engine updates – a disappointment of the current Yaris 1.33 is that its emissions are not low enough to entitle it to low road tax in the UK. Will emissions be reduced with the 1.33 engine for this version of the Yaris? Also, will the great sliding rear seats or earlier versions make a return? I used that feature all the time in my secong generation Yaris. Also, why can’t the 1.4 diesel engine be specified with the top of the range trim or special editions? Will that change with the new model?

    1. Hi Gavin,
      The 1.33 engine carries over from the previous Yaris and if bought from new has no road tax to pay for the first year. Following this, the yearly tax rate is currently set at £110.Unfortunately the rear sliding seats do not come back in the new Yaris. Finally, the 1.4 diesel makes up only 5% of Yaris sales; therefore we don’t order it on high grade due to low demand.
      Hope this helps answer your questions.

      1. Thanks for your answers, but this rules out the new Yaris for me unfortunately.

        I’ve heard Toyota are working on new engines, one of which is a more efficient 1.3 using the Atkinson cycle, so I assume that will make its way into the Yaris at some point? It would be great if Toyota put a more powerful engine, such as this new 1.3, into the new Aygo too, as it is missing out on the more powerful 1.2 engine that the Citroen C1 and Peugeot 108 are getting.

  6. I ordered the Yaris Hybrid this month, and comes in August. Will I get a newer version updated look in August?

  7. I wonder if the cruise lowest speed is being changed? Cruise is really useful for keeping within speed limits however when the majority of speed limits in towns are dropping to 20 mph and the lowest possible setting is 25mph it’s no good anymore. Would put me off now – My old VW Touran allows you to set any speed as a cruising speed

    1. Hi Martin,
      Thanks for your post and the very interesting point you’ve made.
      At the moment there are no plans to change the cruise control settings from the current Yaris to the new. We have passed your suggestions on to the product team responsible.
      Hope this helps.

      1. Thanks – I suspect that the current low limit of 25mph fits with continental low speed limits of 30kph. If it’s a software thing could any alteration be retro-introduced? I really find it a pain not to be able to use cruise any more around southport.

      2. Hi Martin,
        We have passed this by our technical team who have confirmed that the minimum cruise speed cannot be altered. This is because the function is primarily designed for major carriageways as opposed to slower roads.
        Sorry if this will affect your current town driving style.
        Hope this helps.

  8. My Daughter is looking at ordering a new Yaris icon 1.33 3 door should she wait for the new model ?

    1. Hi David, thank you for taking the time to contact us. It’s great to here your daughter is interested in the Yaris. There are currently no plans to introduce a new Yaris to the Toyota range. We recommend visiting our website for the latest offers, specification and equipment information surrounding the Yaris: To find your local Toyota dealer please visit: We hope this helps.

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