News: Where you go, Aygo. Facelifted Yaris apes baby brother

New Yaris's angular styling recalls just-launched Toyota Aygo

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THEY COULD be the same cars. Hard on the heels of its new baby brother, the Aygo, a facelifted Yaris has been unveiled that shares its distinctive, angular styling.

The revitalised model enters the supermini fray with new trim levels (Active, Icon, Sport and Excel), extra equipment and a more sophisticated multi-media system.

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This last, called Touch2, is available on Icon models and above. It includes a 7in display, Bluetooth for hands-free communication and a rear-view camera. Optional Touch2 Go adds navigation and connected services providing information on fuel prices, weather and parking availability.

A range of option packs intended to help the car appeal to a broader range of customers, and featuring titles such as Style Pack, Appearance Pack and Smart Pack, completes the offer.

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As before, power is provided by a choice of 1.0, 1.3 and 1.5-litre VVT-i petrol engines, a 1.4 diesel and a 1.5 VVT-i hybrid.

Prices for the facelifted three and five-door model range begin at £10,995 for the Active 1.0 VVT-i 3dr. Deliveries start next month.

Meanwhile, can you tell the difference?

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