YOURCAR Yaris hot hatch set for Geneva T
oyota is set to reveal a new high-performance version of the Yaris supermini at the Geneva Motor Show.
Inspired in part by the new Yaris WRC rally car, which will debut at next week’s Monte Carlo rally, the newcomer will feature a prominent rear spoiler, central exhaust outlet, and huge front grille.
Toyota’s publicity shots also show some black and red decals, although it’s unclear whether these will make it on to production models.
The Japanese brand has not yet said what will power the three-door hot hatch, and no performance figures have been mooted, but it has confirmed that the engine will produce “more than 210bhp”.
As well as this high-performance model, Toyota will be making changes to the standard Yaris line-up, bringing design modifications inside and out, as well as a modernised interior.
Toyota also says the Yaris will get a range of technical upgrades as the company attempts to improve the popular supermini’s comfort and handling.
Details of these upgrades are scant, but the current petrol-electric car may well get some sort of powertrain update.