Toyota working on an extreme sporty Yaris for China (?)
Published on July 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Interesting pictures appeared on the Chinese interwebs today showing an extremely sporty Toyota Yaris with an agresive Lexus-style front. The pics look like patent drawings but Chinese media are not 100% sure. A sporty Yaris this extreme seems unlikely but not completely.
Toyota announced last month it would return to the World Rally Championship in 2014, and to cash in it needs a fast road car, not some standard Yaris with a few racy stickers.
It could also be a yet secret concept car meant for an auto show in China. First big event is the Guangzhou Auto Show in November. The Yaris is made in China by the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture, based in Guangzhou. A fancy concept to show off at home makes some sense…