Since the european launch of the first yaris in 1999, each successive generation of the car has been developed in accordance with the key concept: "compact outside while roomy inside". the yaris quick
- Overall length increase limited to just 100 mm, still one of the most compact in its class
- New Yaris inherits the clever packaging DNA of previous generations
- Exterior showcases a more dynamic, elegant exterior design
- Bold frontal treatment introduces the face of the next Toyota family
The third generation Yaris inherits all the clever packaging DNA of these previous generations, while the exterior showcases the greater appeal of a bolder, more dynamic and elegant design execution befitting a European compact car.
Overall vehicle length is now 3,885 mm, a limited increase of just 100 mm. With an average car length of 4 meters in the B-segment, the new Yaris remains one of the most compact vehicles in its class. This is reflected in a class-leading turning circle as of just 4.7 metres, which makes the new Yaris particularly agile during city driving.
The width of the new Yaris remains the same at 1,695 mm, while its height has decreased by 20 mm to 1,510 mm, giving the car a lower centre of gravity and a more sporting stance. Within its well proportioned form, the wheelbase has been extended by 50 mm, and the design's short front and rear overhangs and prominent wheel arches express stability, agility and dynamism.
The bold frontal treatment identifies the Yaris as the first vehicle to feature the new face of the next generation Toyota family. Key to the new frontal styling is a change in the proportions of the upper and lower grilles, with the emphasis now placed on enlarging the latter.
Elegantly sculpted to highlight the Toyota badge, a full-width concave shaped upper grille is flanked by new, horizontal 'long eye'-look headlights. Their slim design incorporates dual lamps and, on some grades, smoke-plated 'eyebrows' to emphasise the new Yaris' bolder, more horizontal front styling.
Within the lower bumper, a strong, protruding centre section houses a large air intake to focus attention on the bottom half of the vehicle, reinforcing the low centre of gravity and giving the Yaris a more ground-hugging appearance.
Whilst maintaining the model's classic 'Y' pattern graphic, these new frontal styling elements give the Yaris a bolder, more masculine appearance.
In profile, the dynamism of the vehicle is reinforced by the more prominent design of the steeply sloped beltline which has been a key styling cue for each generation of Yaris.
The base of the A pillar has been moved forwards to strengthen the Yaris' stylish, cab-forward silhouette. The resultant increase in windscreen rake helps improve the vehicle's drag coefficient to a class-leading Cd 0.287. Both front and rear three-quarter visibility have been improved though a larger front quarterlight and the elimination of the rear glazing division bar, the latter giving a more dynamic look to the rear glazing.
A flowing, door cill character line and front and rear aero corner treatments further emphasise the new Yaris' low centre of gravity and elegant, long wheelbase profile. Allied to numerous underbody airflow rectification components, these styling elements also improve aerodynamic performance for enhanced fuel efficiency.
To the rear, the detailing of the lamp clusters, top-hinged tailgate inset into the bumper and lower bumper treatment are visually interlinked, once again maintaining the model's classic, "Y" pattern graphic. And the higher relocation of the license plate beneath a chrome bar garnish within the tailgate brings a more premium quality image to the design execution.
The third generation Yaris features new 15" and 16" alloy wheel designs, and will be available in a choice of 10 exterior colours. Bringing a more colourful palette to the Yaris, five colours are newly adopted by the model range, and two —Gin Buck and Turquoise— are newly developed.
 14'' steel wheels