Toyota unveils Yaris Trend before 2012 Paris debut

Toyota recently revealed its latest version of the Yaris five-door hatchback for the European market just before its Paris Motor Show debut. Called the 2013 Toyota Yaris Trend, ToMoCo says that the Trend “is aimed at younger customers who make fashionable design a priority.” Mmmm…tempting…

Separating the Yaris Trend from the normal Yaris are some visual additions and tweaks, such as chrome elements in the fog light surrounds and headlamps. Others include changes in the color scheming for the exterior trim elements as well, which “create a floating roof affect.” And of course, the trendy one can’t go on without the chrome door sills and door mirror covers.

A rear roof spoiler and LED DRL’s are standard, complete with 16-inch alloy rollers. Changes transcend in side as well with unique black and white and a slightly revised center console design.

Toyota didn’t exactly say what will be powering the Yaris Trend. We could probably expect those to pop around as the 2012 Paris Motor Show rolls through.

For full details, check out the press release below.


With its exterior styling elements and dedicated interior finishes, textures and colours, Toyota Yaris Trend is aimed at younger customers for who make fashionable design a priority.

As well as having distinctive looks, Toyota Yaris Trend retains the fundamental qualities that set it apart from the supermini pack. It may be the most compact car in its class, but clever Toyota packaging means there is class-leading space inside. It also has the tightest turning circle – 4.7 metres – making it a master of manoeuvring in tight city streets and parking spaces.

At the time of its launch in 2011, Yaris also had the distinction of being the first car in its segment to offer customers an advanced, but affordable multimedia system – Toyota Touch and, with satellite navigation, Toyota Touch & Go.

Toyota Yaris Trend has been styled to amplify the most dynamic elements of the Yaris range, reinforcing the vehicle’s distinctive character by emphasising the horizontal lines and strengthening the link between the interior and exterior design.


Details around the front end that distinguish the 2013 Yaris Trend include chrome elements in the fog light surrounds and headlamps. Versions with white paint have matching white covers in the headlamp units.

The model retains its blacked out B and C-pillars that create a floating roof effect, and there are chrome door sills and door mirror covers.

– By: Chris Chin