An all-new version of the Toyota Yaris is coming for 2020. It’s set to get hybrid engines and a more spacious interior. Here’s everything you need to know about Toyota’s new small car.
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2020 Toyota Yaris price and release date
Toyota is to release an all-new version of its popular Yaris in the next year. Pitched as an alternative to the big-selling Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, the Yaris should cost from around £16,000 when it goes on sale, although top-end versions will most likely cost more than £20,000.
2020 Toyota Yaris styling
These images show a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Toyota Yaris, undergoing testing on the Nurburgring race track in Germany.
They clearly show the striking looks of the new car, despite the swirling patterns of the disguise wrap. At the nose of the car you can pick out styling cues that are similar to the front-end styling of the Toyota Corolla, with an enormous trapezoidal grille, large Toyota badge on the snout and thin, angled headlights. The chunky bumper is quite prominent, too.
The curvy, flowing lines of the body feature well-defined wheel arches that seem to give the new small car a sporty-looking stance, which is complemented by a small roof spoiler.
It’s hard to tell due to the car’s disguise, but expect slim LED taillights to live just beneath that striking horizontal bootline crease.
2020 Toyota Yaris specs
The car in these pics is certainly a hybrid as the yellow sticker is a requirement for electrified test vehicles. Expect several hybrid versions of the new Yaris, some of which will certainly be based on the 1.5-litre petrol engine/electric motor combination used by the hybrid version of the current car. This should mean that the new car will offer a certain amount of electric-only running, and could well be exempt from the London Congestion Charge as a result.
2020 Toyota Yaris engines
There’s also good news if you’d rather stick with a conventional petrol engine. Toyota will likely fit the Yaris with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol that’s cheaper to run and nippier than the non-turbo 1.0-litre fitted to the current car.
2020 Toyota Yaris interior
What else will improve? Well, it’s a given that interior quality will take a step up and the new car will also get an all-new infotainment system with a bigger screen. Interior space will also increase, with the new model getting marginally more rear legroom and boot space than the current Yaris.
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