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We’ve already seen glimpses of the new Toyota Yaris in other guises, but now we’ve got our hands on fresh spy photos of the all-new 2012 Toyota Yaris undergoing final testing.

As you can see, the test mule is being examined against the current model.

Apart from modernising the design, the new Yaris will also be around 10 cm longer than the current car. Most of that space goes straight in to the cabin for a more spacious feel.

From the these photos we can assume the test mule might be a sporty version of the Yaris, given it sits noticeably lower and is sporting a rear spoiler seen for the first time.

Little is known about what new engines may surface in the next-generation Yaris. We suspect 1.3 and 1.5-litre engine choices will continue to be on offer. Toyota has promised a hybrid version of every one of its models, so a Toyota Yaris Hybrid variant is certain to happen.

Some sources suggest Toyota will also make a full-electric Yaris as well.


  • andronicus

    Those taillights look incredibly similar to the leaked photos from that asian brochure (sorry spelling) you guys put up a week or two back.

  • Snooze

    Yawn. I’m so bored with Toyota

    • Lazybones

      Yup, great reliable cars. But here comes another middle of the road, vanilla flavour, conservative, bland design. Why bother covering it up?

  • Duckula

    I was going to say something witty and damning about how dull this car would be, but they are so dull I dont have the energy…

  • Nasal Explorer

    Man, that looks so bad, using my x-ray vision to see through the camouflage. Kind of like a cross between a Suzuki Alto and a Holden Barina.

    • Tweety

      If only they could make it look more like a Hyundai

      • Nasal Explorer

        Or a BMW, which will eventually look like a Hyundai anyway.

  • greenroom

    it looks better with the camo on.

    • GregN

      The fit and finish of the bodywork is better with the camo on.

  • Toyota Guru

    Please CA, none of this nonsense American model year rubbish. It’s a 2011, not a 2012. It’s due to hit our shores early next year. And hopefully with the newer 1NR-FE Stop-Start engines instead of the old outdated NZ-FE engines. Same goes with transmissions as well (are you reading this Toyota, time to get rid of 4 speed autos).

    This car gets launched in Japan next month (again as the Vitz). Here’s a wacky Japanese preview;

    toyota.vo.llnwd.net/e1/toyota/vitz/index.html

  • katyperry

    yea i guess it’s the vitz from that jap brochure that’s coming out,

    i20 <3

  • http://www.topspeed.com/car-games/car-games/index142.html Arnold Galtine

    I’ve been browsing for archive articles from TopSpeed.com. Way back from 2006 about the 2007 Toyota Yaris and It doesn’t have a single difference in their latest model. I just wonder if Toyota put some upgrade on the latest model?

  • Nick K

    Let me guess, Toyota will offer a 4speed auto and no diesels. If they do offer a hybrid, it will have a big fat battery in the boot rendering the car impractical. Oh, and the interior will be in battleship grey. Quick, Hyundai and Kia put Toyota out of its misery.

  • carl

    This looks more European with straight clean line than the current ball-ish look. This definitely will be the best small fun car to drive!!

  • http://www.caradvice.com.au Jim Goose senior

    It isn’t even interesting enough to make me yawn. Why do they bother disguising it? Does anybody really care?

  • James

    My grandma has a bright red one.