Spy Shots: Early Toyota Yaris Mule Spotted

News I By John Beltz Snyder I August 03, 2010

Our spy photographer spotted the Toyota Yaris testing its brakes in Europe.

From the photos, the new Yaris looks to be longer and wider. Our shooter predicts the same engines, with the possibility of more powertrain options. Hybrid and full-electric versions of the new Yaris are also rumored.

This test mule is in the early stages of testing, and is sure to change a lot before it makes its debut next year. By then, we’ll have a clearer picture of the final product.

Scroll down for more details from the photographer.

One of the most important models for Toyota, the Yaris is about to be replaced and here is the first sign of it. We spotted this Yaris mule in Europe where it was testing brakes and cooling. As we can see on this strange mule, put together with parts from both Yaris and Auris, it appears to be both longer and wider than the current Yaris.

Engines will probably be taken over from the current version as well as there will be some new ones. There are rumors about hybrid versions as well as fully electric versions which sound like good news for Toyota. The Yaris is sold over almost the whole world so it’s a really important model for Toyota when it’s due in 2011.
 

The Guide to Road Racing: Winding Road Magazine's ultimate guide to getting your start in racing.

Table of Contents

Related Articles

Expanding US Treasury EV Tax Credit

The US Treasury Department recently announced that it is making more models eligible for the $7,500 tax credit, which is designed to encourage consumers to purchase electric vehicles (EVs). 

February 03, 2023
Ford to Return to F1 from 2026 with Shock Red Bull Partnership

Ford and Red Bull Racing have announced a partnership in which Ford will become the engine supplier for the team starting in 2026.

February 03, 2023
RIP: Mercedes-Benz Station Wagon

After Mercedes-Benz dropped the legendary M279 V12, another date we were told would come: the Mercedes-Benz Station Wagon will cease to exist (in 2030).

February 01, 2023
Mario Andretti’s F1 Title Winning Lotus up for Auction

The auction firm has announced another banger: Mario Andretti’s 1978 John Player Special Lotus-Cosworth Type 79

February 01, 2023
Tesla to Pump $3.6 Billion into Gigafactory Nevada

Tesla has announced a further $3.6 Billion investment into the automakers Gigafactory plant in Nevada, adding 3,000 new jobs & two new factories.

January 27, 2023

EMAIL SIGN UP

Get the latest driving and racing news straight to your inbox.

no thanks

Begin typing your search above and press return to search.