Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2012 Toyota Yaris

These are pictures of the European model.

We usually don't get features like GPS, or a cool glass roof in small cars in the US.
We can't even get a Mazda2 with a regular sunroof over here...

The new Yaris does look pretty nice, but it'll now face really tough competition in the US as well.

I would think, mainly from the all new Kia Rio.

We'll see the US version really soon.


Lawngylanduh said...

Can anyone tell me the reason that we can't / don't see more of these great glass expansive windshields and roofs that seem to abound in Europe?

Torrey said...

This new Yaris should have come out a few years ago. The Honda Fit (5-door only) out sells the Yaris (3 -door, 5-door, sedan) every year. This new Yaris still doesn't look anymore modern than the current Fit. Furthermore, the new Fiesta, Rio, Accent, and Toyota's very own Prius C will make this new Yaris obsolete.

ne1butu said...

Huge improvement over the current Yaris. I'll give it a 7 out of 10. There is still some Toyota genericness that they need to work on.

MrObsessive said...

Two words Lawngylanduh...........Insurance Companies. :(

stellar said...

Lawngylanduh: I'd guess consumer preferences. When Americans can afford more than a basic small car they prefer a larger car, for Europeans they often prefer a better equipped small car.
If you go to Europe you'll find lots of crowded narrow streets where a larger car would be less practical.