Toyota has unveiled its new GA-B platform, the latest to be spun off from the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA).
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.