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The all-new 2011 Toyota Yaris has debuted at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne ahead of its local launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

The new Toyota Yaris hatch will be 100mm longer that the outgoing model, with half of that length added between the wheels. Toyota says the redesign has led to a “substantial increase” in cabin space, especially for rear-seat passengers.

The new Yaris scores styling updates inside and out. The exterior is much sharper, with bolder headlights, front bumper and intakes giving the car a more aggressive presence. The rear is also more muscular with stronger wheel arches and angular taillights.

The interior has also matured, while still maintaining a simple, clean and functional layout (overseas image shown).

New features for the Yaris include UV-reducing glass and a single windscreen wiper with an integrated washer nozzle.

Toyota Australia is yet to confirm local specifications for the new Yaris. Overseas, it is available with a 74kW/132Nm 1.33-litre engine as well as an 80kW/141Nm 1.5-litre petrol unit. A 1.4-litre diesel is also available overseas, although this engine is unlikely to be sold in Australia in the short-term.

Combined cycle fuel consumption for the smaller petrol engine ranges from 5.0 litres/100km to 5.4 litres/100km according to Toyota UK. Expect these figures to creep up marginally under Australian standards.

Toyota Australia is yet to announce information about the new Yaris sedan. Watch this space for developments throughout the day.

Full pricing and specification details of the 2011 Toyota Yaris will be revealed closer to the vehicle’s launch towards the end of the year.

  • Kampfer

    No more 4 speeds auto please….

    • vid_ghost

      I’m sorry to inform you all that if its anything like the NEW 2012 overseas Yaris .. we can all look forward to another 5 years of 4 Speed Auto yaris’s zipping around the place. But now with such an ugly interior and so many better options the Yaris maybe less attractive to buyers.

  • o

    I really like the new yaris but no deal if it has a 4speed

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1435885244 Yani Hendriawan

    if you don’t like the auto’s, then buy the damn manual!

    • James Cortez

      you god damn s****d. That’s not the point. The point is toyota charges quite a bit of money so they better give consumers a 5 speed auto if not CVT.

  • gazza

    PLEASE tell me why a yaris needs anything more than a 4 speed auto it’s not like it’s a 140kph highway cruiser! WELL done toyota great looking car love the single wiperblade!

    • MRL

      Sure it is, under a good dose of duress 😉

    • Kampfer

      Because I don’t like the engine running @ 3000rpm+ when I cruising on the highway @ 100km/h.

      Because with only 4 spread out gears I can’t drive the car in the city smoothly compare to others with 5-6 speeds auto, let along CVT that offer in JDM Yaris.

  • david

    The new Yaris has a CVT – this is old news already. It was announced last year.

  • j

    Looks like a very large hazzard light button next to the stereo

  • http://AustralianCarAdvice The Salesman

    Looks like the Holden Spark. Gross!

    • bangel

      Iam with you ugly , lost its looks , and why oh why do the japs persist with the stupid verticle slots in the rear bumper , tacky .

  • David

    Awful..mew Kia Rio is much nicer and better engines and gearboxes

    • Goodfa

      It looks like Kia may have caught the others napping.
      With Superior styling a 1.6l direct injected engine which will have comparable economy to the 1.3 in the Toyota but with significantly more power and a 5 year warranty.

      If the price of the Kia is competitive and people start getting over the stigma of owning a Kia.(As their cars used to be crap)the Rio should outsell the Yaris but in reality it won’t.

      • Goodfa

        Not to mention the Kia Rio also has 6 speed manual and auto.

  • Aussie bender

    The death knell for Toyota’s light car?

    • Tom R

      Nah, it’s Toyota and will sell like crazy like it always has *grumble*… Why buy a Yaris… Jazz is a BILLION times better (not that I like the Jazz, but still)