Or: Me on corporate design going the wrong way, read on!
That is the knew Yaris/Vitz. It brings a frot fascia as purposeful as Louis XVIs wig.
I have no design degree, but I may say, this looks like an angry vacuum cleaner. (Do not ask). Well, it is from the brand that gave us this:
And here I might ask: Why Toyota, if you want some kind of brand identity design clue on every car, do you chose the fake-air-vent choice after all?
You know, I think Toyota's design staff has especial responsibility. No kidding, because if all them people will continue to buy Camrys and Corollas plus the occasional Yaris and they could make them commute in clever, straight and innovative designs that do not look pseudo-aggresive or like hell of a ricer straight from the factory. Like a Skoda Octavia.
And if you want to make all your cars sportier or dynamically advanced or whatever, why not use some design clues that worked well at the FR-S, like the characteristic lines at the rear.
You can do it, I know that!
Pictures: Toyota; Skoda Auto