While this is 'just' a mid-life update, the pace of development in the supermini class is rocket-ship fast and Toyota had to bring major updates or the Yaris would have been left behind. The dashboard and interior are as all-new as you'll ever find on an updated model, and feels a whole lot more European than ever.
The seat fabrics, alloy wheel designs and even the media interface unit are new. The Toyota Touch 2 (thankfully no longer called Touch & Go) is a faster-responding unit with sat-nav compatibility, and it can cleverly interact with smart phones to increase functionality both ways.
Looks and image
The exterior styling has been sharpened up in a big way. The new Yaris takes design cues from the smaller Aygo, which was unveiled a few weeks beforehand. It's not as extreme at ...