Auto Shanghai 2013 – New Toyota Yaris makes its world premiere

Posted on: Apr 21, 2013 - 5:21pm IST

The new Toyota Yaris hatchback with a completely new look made its first public appearance at the Auto Shanghai 2013.

2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 front2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 rear

The new Yaris is the production version of the Dear Qin concept that was showcased at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show. The Vios, which also shared the show floor with the Yaris is its sedan brother.

While the Vios sedan feature a sleeker grill and headlamps, the Yaris settles for a bit more toned down appearance. The silver grill flows down the bumper like a French beard. The headlamps are slightly larger than that of the Vios to further improve the individuality of the twins.

2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 front quarter2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 rear quarter

The car looks handsome in profile with the C-pillar blackened out. The rear fascia sports a new boomerang style taillights that are positioned at the edges. Overall, the design of the China spec Yaris is significantly different from the car that is available elsewhere.

The simple and neatly laid out interior is similar to the new Vios. A mix of dual plastic and faux wooden inserts is a welcome addition in an affordable B Segment sedan.

2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 side2014 Toyota Yaris auto shanghai 2013 interior

The current Chinese spec hatch is available with a 1.0 litre and a 1.3 litre petrol engine and it is expected that the powertrains would be retained for the dragon land.

The Toyota Yaris and the Vios are vital products for the Japanese automaker in the Chinese market.

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2 thoughts on “Auto Shanghai 2013 – New Toyota Yaris makes its world premiere

  1. Tre Deuce says:

    Rather odd delineation of the tail/marker light area by the blacked out ‘C’ pillar.

    Not sure about the Fu Man Chu mustache on the facade.

    Is this a much larger platform then the first iteration?

  2. Hitin suri says:

    Wake up Toyota India you are loosing market . Kindly bring your best to India like fortuner . Don’t bet on corolla until you bring diesel AT as elantra already become segment best & balance will be taken by new Octavia & facelifted fluence . Etios & liva already lost the race in competition ! Innova is surviving only because of fleet owners otherwise no household is buying as personal car . Toyota should appoint some good agency to survey & make them understand indian market .


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As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!