Toyota Announces High Performance 2018 Toyota Yaris

January 19th, 2017 by

Toyota Yaris Performance EditionSince it first hit the market, the Toyota Yaris has embodied sensibility in just about every way. It’s affordable, fuel-efficient, and versatile enough to let you fill up the cabin with passengers or fold down the rear seats for a weekend camping trip. There’s always been a desire to take this little hatchback to the limit, though, which is why the 2018 Toyota Yaris performance specs are getting some buzz. Not just any version of the Yaris, of course, but the “hot hatch” model which will be fully unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

Performance Capabilities

The full details on the “hot hatch” 2018 Yaris performance specs have yet to be unveiled, but according to Toyota this model will run on a turbocharged inline-4 engine that makes upwards of 210 hp. It’s also not hard to imagine that this model will feature a more aggressively tuned sport suspension and precision steering elements, but we’ll have to wait for confirmation on those details.

Design Elements

The 2018 Toyota Yaris looks fully the part, with 17-inch matte black alloy wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires, a sleek white body, and black and red trim accents. You’ll also notice that this rendition of the Yaris has more sculpted lines, a more aggressive front end design, and a rear bumper with an air diffuser and a central exhaust outlet.

Release Date

It appears that Toyota will be releasing the hot hatch version of the Yaris sometime later this year on the European market. For the moment at least, it doesn’t look like it will be making it’s way stateside, but that could change if enough enthusiastic consumers state their preference for a hot hatch rendition of the Yaris.

Check Out the Current Toyota Yaris Hatchback

While you might not be able to get your hands on the all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris “hot hatch” and its commanding performance specs just yet, the 2017 Toyota Yaris continues to offer capable, fuel-efficient performance, and plenty of modern features for the money. Find out if this is the right hatchback for you by test driving it at Toyota of Naperville. Contact us anytime for more information, and come see us at 1488 W Ogden Ave in Naperville, IL.