There is no other brand of car in Australia with a reputation to rival Toyota's. Think about it – whenever anyone asks about a car for a youngster, or their aunt who doesn’t really drive much, or an older parent, what’s the first brand that’s invariably brought up?

The Yaris has served as the brand’s smallest passenger entrant in Australia since 2005, and more than 220,000 have found new homes in that time.

Toyota has just updated the local range – comprising the entry level Ascent, the mid-grade SX and the top-shelf ZR - and it’s now only available as a five-door hatch after the four-door sedan was deleted from the line-up.

The top-spec ZR adds LED headlights and tail-lights to the redesign. The top-spec ZR adds LED headlights and tail-lights to the redesign.

It's fair to say that it's motoring at its most basic, but does it represent good value for money?