Europe’s 2020 Toyota Yaris Makes Spy Debut In GR Sport And Hybrid Flavors

Earlier this year we got a glimpse of the next-generation Yaris for the first time as it took on the Nürburgring in test mule guise.

That prototype hinted at a performance version. We can now confirm that this was indeed the case, as the upcoming Yaris has made another appearance on the “Green Hell” this morning – and this time it brought along its final production bodywork.

It gets better, as the sporty looking prototype (most likely the GR Sport version) was not the only Yaris version our photographers snapped earlier today. Alongside the prototype with gold wheels wearing typical Toyota Gazoo Racing camouflage, there was a second prototype: a Yaris Hybrid.

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How do we know that the black and white car is a hybrid? According to our photographers, the yellow round sticker on the rear window was a dead giveaway.

As you can see, both versions feature a new exterior design that appears to be more emotional than Europe’s current Yaris hatchback that was launched in 2011. The new supermini adopts more athletic proportions and a new face, with a two-piece grille and sleeker horizontal headlights.

Seen from the side, the car has flared fenders, an ascending window line towards the rear end and many creases on the doors, one of which ends in the taillights. We can’t really guess the shape of the those yet, but, judging by the bulge right beneath the rear window, we’re inclined to believe they are united by an illuminated strip. As for the interior, our photographers only managed to get a shot of the Yaris Hybrid’s dashboard, which is dominated by a big touchscreen display with buttons on each side.

For now, there are no details regarding the powertrains, though we should learn more in the coming months, due to the fact that the all-new, Euro-spec Yaris (North America recently got a Mazda2-based model) is expected to debut sometime in 2020.

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Photo credits: CarPix & S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • Paul

    I’ll take one painted up just like that.

  • bryceee

    Gift wrapped turd

    • J-Triumf

      Projecting much?

  • RDS Alphard

    It actually looks good!

    • Eythan Aldrich

      how about you try comparing it?

  • no25

    I’m actually liking the new face!
    Does remind me of an old Nissan Micra though…

  • JRP

    Sell the US Yaris as the Mazda 2 and bring this over.

    • Eythan Aldrich

      yes indeed

  • Patrick

    The grille reminds me somewhat of a Hyundai Veloster’s grille with this camouflaged car. Hopefully it will loom great once it is launched.

    One thing, will the Yaris take on the TNGA platform or a reworked version of the current Mazda 2 platform?

    • J. P.

      TNGA architecture

    • SpongeBob99Swell

      The TNGA platform.

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    Dear god please let it be better and have Android auto and Apple CarPlay

  • StrangerGP

    The back doors look tiny, doesn’t inspire too much confidence about decent amount of room in the second row.

  • J-Triumf

    I got mixed feelings about this design. On one hand, I like that I can already tell that it’s gonna look better than Mazda’s ugly cab-rearward proportions, but on the other hand the angles of that hood and those A-pillars look awkward, like the A-pillars stop short of where they ideally should be and/or the hood line and nose are a bit too upright. For better or worse this looks like a mini-Corolla mixed with a Hyundai front fascia; hopefully this isn’t a Europe exclusive and that they bring it to the US since I’d rather have this than the Mazda 2.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    So far…

    …I actually think it looks cute! :3

  • Mike Gonzalez

    is it me or it looks smaller than the current Yaris?

  • Emoto

    Camo on a Yaris? Why bother? Who cares what it looks like?

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