2017 Toyota Yaris (Vitz) gets surprise facelift, spotted en route to dealers – Japan

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Will launch in Japan on January 12.

The initial lot of the 2017 Toyota Vitz (European spec Toyota Yaris) has been spied on a transport carrier en route to dealerships in Japan, ahead of its launch in January 12.

2017 Toyota Yaris (Vitz) blue side spotted Japan
The 2017 Toyota Vitz (Yaris) will launch in Japan on January 12.

Not much details have been revealed online, but the spyshots above offer a first look at the facelifted Toyota Vitz. While much of the design is retained, the new Vitz gets all new horizontal taillamps and a redesigned rear bumper with sculpted elements, which lend a continuous look to its posterior.

The front-end is not completely revealed, but from what we can tell, it features a slightly revised bumper design, updated headlamps and a new grille. All units spied have steel rims, but expect the full-size wheel cap design and alloy wheel design to be new.

2017 Toyota Yaris (Vitz) spotted Japan
The 2017 Toyota Yaris gets all new horizontal taillamps and a redesigned rear bumper with sculpted elements, which lend a new look to its posterior.

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The facelifted Vitz is likely to retain the current model’s engine lineup, which include 69 PS 1.0L 3-cyl 1KR-FE, 99 PS 1.3L 4-cyl 1NR-FKE and 109 PS 1.5L 4-cyl 1NZ-FE petrol engines. All variants will be paired with a CVT-i option, while the 1.3L variant exclusively offers the option of 4WD.

It remains to be seen when Toyota plans to bring the facelift to the European market.

2017 Toyota Yaris (2017 Toyota Vitz) – Image Gallery

[Source: Yuusuke090807]

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