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New Yaris revealed in U.K.

Toyota UK released two photos and a few details of the next-generation Toyota Yaris.

2012 Toyota Yaris
Toyota released this photo of the next-generation Yaris in the U.K. Toyota

Toyota's U.K. press site released two photos of a restyled Yaris, along with engine specs. The styling of this third-generation model should reflect the next version of the car to be offered in the U.S.

2012 Toyota Yaris
The interior shows an LCD, part of the Toyota Touch & Go system. Toyota

An exterior shot reveals a more sculpted car that, however, retains the same basic shape and size as the hatchback model. The front-end treatment comports better with Toyota's newer styling language, featuring an almost vertically aligned front badge. The hood opening shows a curved cut instead of the straight line from the current generation.

A large intake on the front gives it a more aggressive look, and a strong side contour line seems to lead back to a traditional hatchback rear pillar.

In the U.K., the Yaris will be available with three engines: a 1-liter, a 1.33-liter featuring dual variable valve timing, and a 1.4-liter diesel.

An interior shot shows a navigation screen. The press release refers to it as Toyota Touch & Go, with a 6.1-inch full-color touch screen. The interior photo shows a left-hand-drive car, suggesting that it is a picture of the next-generation European Yaris.