Playtime Is Over
CAR|October 2018
Playtime Is Over

Toyota’s spunky city hatch receives a makeover aimed at enlarging its market share.

Wilhelm Lutjeharms

WHILE the facelift of Toyota’s little hatch involves more than a mere visual upgrade, the styling changes are fairly substantial and include larger projection headlamps (with LED daytime-running lights), a stronger X-motif up front, a more prominent front air dam and a new rear-bumper arrangement.

Under the skin, important additions include hill-assist control (allowing drivers to safely pull away on an incline) and, more crucially, vehicle-stability control. As before, ABS with brake assist comes standard, along with four airbags on this model (and six for the flagship X-Cite).


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October 2018