Toyota's boldly revised Yaris driven

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  1. Giant front grille makes the upgraded Yaris stand apart and plenty of changes have also taken place beneath the skin.
  2. The new hatch is set to go on sale this September with prices likely to start around the R170 000 mark.
  3. The back end can be told apart by a redesigned bumper, with diffuser, and new taillight clusters.
  4. The brave new face has a cross-shaped structure that joins the upper and lower grilles at the badge.
  5. Numerous sound insulation measures were implemented to keep road, wind and mechanical noise at bay.
  6. Structural and chassis changes include 36 new spot welds, a new rear torsion beam and modified suspension parts.
  7. The new model was jointly created by Toyota divisions in Brussels and France.
  8. New taillight clusters incorporate LED light graphics.
  9. Inside, a range of new materials and a few redesigned components aim to give the Yaris a more upscale feel.

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