Toyota Yaris breaks cover

The third generation Toyota Yaris will be launched here later this year.

Developed from an original concept of “compact outside - spacious inside,” the new Yaris shows Toyota further improving the clever packaging that was a hallmark of its predecessors.

Moreover, Toyota Europe believes it will mark a breakthrough in its segment for affordable multimedia connectivity with the introduction of Toyota ‘Touch & Go’. This may not be standard equipment on all versions, but on those that it is, it should feature a 6.1-inch display with touch screen technology for ease of use and functionality.

Manufactured at Toyota’s plant in north-eastern France, the new Yaris has been designed and engineered to deliver the highest possible build quality.

Inside, high quality materials and surface finishes have been used, and there is a more driver-focused cockpit.

Three different low emissions, fuel-efficient Toyota Optimal Drive powertrains will be available in European markets: 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre dual VVT-i petrol units and a 1.4-litre D-4D diesel.

Didier Leroy, president and CEO Toyota Motor Europe, said: “New Yaris represents Toyota’s strongest offer yet in the important supermini segment. With its new levels of ingenuity, efficiency and quality, we are confident it can build on Yaris’s previous success and help Toyota rejuvenate its presence in Europe and move towards one million annual sales in the region in the medium term.”

No details on the range, specification and prices for Ireland are available at this time.

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