Toyota will renew its ageing Yaris subsequent yr to convey the supermini into line with the remainder of its vary, and new Nürburgring spy pictures give a revealing glimpse of the ultimate design.
Sporting an identical attention-drawing ‘disguise’ because the not too long ago launched Supra, the 2020 Yaris will be seen to undertake the broader, squatter stance of the most recent Corolla.
Swollen wheel arches appear to provide it way more visible aggression than the eight-year-old outgoing automotive, and the profile appears to be like to be much less top-heavy, too. That is a transparent indication of the automotive’s TNGA platform structure – modular underpinnings which are additionally shared with the Corolla, Camry and C-HR.
One other prototype with a unique camo and wheel design was noticed on the ‘Ring on the identical time, suggesting the Japanese agency is trialling two completely different chassis set-ups. It’s seemingly that the one within the purple camo is a GR Sport variant, Toyota’s new trim designation for fashions with a sportier tune to bridge the hole between mainstream variants and the full-fat GRMN flagship.
Additionally on take a look at was a hybrid variant, decided due to the legally mandated yellow sticker that have to be put in on all electrified take a look at automobiles.
Toyota’s UK gross sales are overwhelmingly biased in direction of hybrid fashions, so a petrol-electric variant ought to proceed to be the quantity vendor. It is potential that the 2020 Yaris may even include a straight petrol model, nonetheless, extra suited to sporting variants.
If the model’s newest vary additions are something to go by, count on vital dynamic enhancements afforded by the TNGA platform, plus an enormous enchancment in inside high quality and expertise.
Experiences counsel this yr’s Tokyo motor present in October would be the location for a brand new Yaris’s unveiling, though the Japanese home market model is predicted to be completely different. The complete European debut ought to be in early 2020, with gross sales to comply with quickly after.
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