Kayla, who goes on sale later this year in America, has been made to look like many skin colours.
She has slightly darker skin
than the original Barbie, a 'multicultural' face and hair down to her waistline.
Mattel spokeswoman Julia Jensen said: "Kayla is a doll of all ethnic backgrounds."
Kayla was chosen from a list of the most popular girls' names in America.
Kayla is the same size as the traditional Barbie and comes after the
introduction of Christie, a black Barbie.