As basic transportation goes, there's not a lot to complain about with the Toyota Yaris. The five-door hatch (not to mention its JDM cousin, the Vitz) are due for upgrades, though, having toddled along in its current form since the 2011 model year. Now, we have what looks to be leaked images of the new Yaris, straight from a Japanese brochure.

The next-gen Yaris was previewed in Frankfurt by the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept. Surprisingly, both the standard version and the RS (shown above) share a strong resemblance with the Frankfurt concept. That gaping lower intake remains, while a pointy, sharp front end shares a resemblance with the new Aygo city car (though the Yaris won't have a giant X on its face like its smaller cousin). The lower intake is flanked by a pair of what we're guessing are non-functional grilles, which house the fog lights. There are only a few small images of the rear of the car, which looks more like an evolution of the current five-door hatch.

The interior looks rather racy, with a small, thick-rimmed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and black cloth seats with red contrast stitching. There's a bright red button to the right of the steering wheel on this right-hand-drive JDM model, which could indicate the arrival of pushbutton start. Under hood of this Mazda-built Toyota should be a Mazda Skyactiv engine. That gives us hope that this latest Toyota compact will be imbued with some sense of driving fun.

Take a look up top at the brief gallery of leaked images, and then head into Comments and let us know what you think.


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      rollie
      • 8 Months Ago
      When automakers have a winner, why do they decide to kill it with an "ugly stick"? In this case, and "ugly telephone pole". If this thing is real, the Saki cup is an athletic supporter, and smells like one.
      Riyaz
      • 8 Months Ago
      Their designs are becoming more and more extreme from the front. Not sure if I like the look of that Yaris, it just looks ridiculous
      GoSpeedRacerGo
      • 8 Months Ago
      It looks like other recent Toyota designs, which indicates an intervention may be in order.
      Mbukukanyau
      • 8 Months Ago
      Operation Smile: Children's charity offered to help with the nose.
      MZR2.3
      • 8 Months Ago
      meh, still looks better than the new Chrysler 300 you trolls beat off to
      JF1GE
      • 8 Months Ago
      autoblog trolls lament Toyota's failings at every opportunity... Toyota remains biggest auto manufacturer in the world no ***** were given
      rbnhd1144
      • 8 Months Ago
      It looks like the Lexus guys designed the front of this, YUKkkk Ive been a Toyata & Lexus fan for years, sad to say Lexus and now maybe Toyota have lost their way. I like the front of the present Yaris much better, Great little cars. Our 1st Generation XB was based on this, Im ready for Toyota to give us another small Bb/XB.
        Max Deranged Max
        • 8 Months Ago
        @rbnhd1144
        If this thing is going to look like a Lexus, I'll buy one in a second (I'm a Lexus nut).
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 8 Months Ago
      Toyota/Lexus are really making some of the ugliest vehicles on the road these days...
      Poe
      • 8 Months Ago
      Sheeze... ENOUGh with the Darth Vader mouth grilles already!
        S.
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Poe
        It's less Darth Vader and more Dark Helmet right now
      bK
      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks really nice, compared to the boring neutered looking current gen.
      Maciej Dudek
      • 8 Months Ago
      Front end looks so busy and heavy it's on the verge of tipping on it's face.
      Autoholics Anonymous
      • 8 Months Ago
      I hope this isn't the real deal because it just seems so wrong for that car. It went from being cute to looking akin to "Kog'Maw: the Mouth of the Abyss" http://gameinfo.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/game-info/champions/kogmaw/
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