Less is more for new Toyota Yaris

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Toyota has applied the ‘less-is-more’ principle for the 2020 Yaris’s interior, promising an open and spacious area for occupants.

The Japanese car giant says materials include a felt trim finish for the door panels and a soft-touch instrument panel.

The cockpit has been designed around the ‘hands on the wheel, eyes on the road’ concept.

Information is presented on three interlinked sources, the central Toyota Touch screen, a TFT multi-information display in the instrument binnacle and a 10in color head-up display.

The larger size head-up display helps the driver focus on driving without distraction by projecting key data and warnings such as speed limits onto the windshield within the driver’s field of view.

The Yaris can be equipped with high-tech features such as wireless charging for the latest smartphones.

Other features include a heated steering wheel and special ambient cabin lighting around the driver’s cockpit.

Toyota says the ergonomic design makes controls intuitive to locate and use, while the dashboard is slimmer and lower, with a wider and higher center console.

The driver’s instrument binnacle has twin digital meters flanking the TFT multi-information display and is presented with a shallow hood.

Toyota also say the Yaris is the world’s safest compact car with active and passive safety systems.

Advanced driver assistance systems include full speed-range intelligent adaptive cruise control and lane trace assist.

It also features the world’s first center airbag to better protect occupants in case of side impact.

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