While the new Toyota Yaris has been revealed in other markets, the U.S. has had to wait. The waiting will end soon: Toyota announced on its Facebook fan page that the new 2012 Yaris will make its debut at Lollapalooza.
We've seen the spy shots, and heard the rumors of a hybrid model, but to this point nothing has been confirmed in the way of specifications or pricing for the new Yaris. It's expected to launch with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine and a manual transmission standard, with an automatic optional.
The 2012 Yaris launched with a key emphasis on infotainment technology in Europe, and the U.S. version should be no different. Toyota's Touch & Go infotainment system features a 6.1-inch touchscreen which controls everything from mobile apps to the navigation system on Euro models, and it seems likely some infotainment system will bow on the American-market version, too.
Stay tuned for further details regarding the 2012 Toyota Yaris.