Current Yaris, which made its debut back in 2010, will be replaced next year with a car riding on a platform promising more driving pleasure.
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Toyota has unveiled its new GA-B platform, the latest to be spun off from the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).

GA-B will be used for vehicles smaller than those current residing on the existing GA-C platform, such as the C-HR, Corolla, and Prius.

This fact, combined with the timing of the announcement just ahead of the 2019 Frankfurt motor show, indicates the GA-B platform will be used by the new Yaris.

Dealer sources have told CarAdvice the next-generation Yaris will go on sale in Australia during the first half of 2020. A hybrid joins the local Yaris range for the first time, and will replace the ageing Prius C.

At the front GA-B will utilise MacPherson struts, while at the rear a torsion beam or multi-link suspension setup can be used.

According to Toyota GA-B will be spacious as it has short overhangs, wheels near the corner of each vehicle, and a wide stance. Ride height can be altered to suit both traditional body styles and crossovers.

We've already seen the aggressive wheel-at-each-corner look in spy photos captured in July.

Like other TNGA platforms, GA-B will have a low hip point for the driver to ensure the centre of gravity is closer to the ground.

Other platforms based on TNGA include GA-K (Camry, RAV4, Kluger), GA-L (Lexus LC and LS), and GA-N (Toyota Crown).