Toyota’s Midas-touch Yaris

29 October 2018

TOYOTA is going back to the golden age of motoring with the introduction of a limited-edition version of the new 2019 Yaris range.

The distinctive newcomer heralds 20 years of the car first appearing at the 1998 Paris Motor Show, before becoming Toyota’s most successful European model.

The revised Yaris range will launch with an initial production run of 2000 Launch Edition Y20 models featuring gold paintwork similar to that used by the original, but with the contemporary twist of a bi-tone dark grey roof.

These will be followed by full-production Y20 models with a bi-tone finish, matching silver, and white or black bodywork with a dark grey roof.

The exterior styling uses further dark grey features including 16-inch grey and machined-face ten-spoke alloy wheels, plus grey side mouldings, front grille, door mirror casings and fog light surrounds with chrome detailing. The Y20 also sports dark-tinted rear privacy glass and special badging on the rear pillar.

The interior extends the dark grey theme, applied to the centre console, steering wheel inserts and new chequer-pattern fabric upholstery. There are also satin chrome air vents, audio speaker and meter surrounds and gear knob trim, black carpet mats with silver edging and Y20 badging on the instrument panel and front seatbacks.

The new multimedia system gets a central touchscreen that enables smartphone contents to be viewed and accessed using the screen, whilst functionality will be extended to enable access to other third-party apps.

The touchscreen will also respond to familiar multi-touch gestures, such as screen flicking and pinching in and out.


Toyota Yaris Y20