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The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet and Tercel.

Toyota Yaris
2018 Toyota Yaris (NCP130R) Ascent 5-door hatchback (2018-10-01) 01.jpg
2018 Toyota Yaris Ascent (NCP130R)
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Production1999–present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style
Chronology
Predecessor

Toyota has used the "Yaris" name on export versions of various Japanese-market models, with some markets receiving the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name through 2005. In North America, most Yaris sedan models marketed from 2015 and most Yaris hatchback models marketed from 2019 are based on the Mazda2 and produced for Toyota by Mazda.

The name "Yaris" is derived from "Charis", the singular form of Charites, the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty.[1] For the fourth generation model, the "Yaris" name will be used worldwide, including Japan (replaces the "Vitz" name).[2]

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First generation (XP10; 1999–2005)Edit

First generation models were marketed between 1999 and 2005 under the "Yaris" and "Echo" names depending on the market. Hatchback, coupé, and sedan body variants were offered.

Second generation (XP90; 2005–2013)Edit

Second generation models have been marketed since 2005 under the "Yaris" name worldwide. Hatchback and sedan body styles were offered. The hatchback version was discontinued in late 2013 for Asian markets.

Third generation (XP130, 2011–present; XP150, 2013–present)Edit

Third generation models have been marketed since 2011 under the "Yaris" name worldwide. Originally available only as a hatchback, a sedan body style arrived in 2013, but it has not been offered in all countries; notably, the United States and Canada have received only restyled Mazda 2 sedans, which have also been sold side-by-side with Toyota-produced sedans in Latin American and Caribbean markets.

  • Hatchback: European, Australasian, South African, and most North American versions derive from the Japanese-market Toyota Vitz (XP130), introduced in early 2011. Most Asian versions from 2013, some Latin American and Caribbean models from 2014 and mostly from early 2018, and South African models from early 2018 derive from the Asian-market Toyota Yaris (XP150).
  • Sedan: Most Asian versions, Latin American and Caribbean models derive from the Asian-market Toyota Vios (XP150), introduced in 2013. Some Asian versions from 2017 and most Latin American and Caribbean models from early 2018 derive from the Toyota Yaris (XP150).

Third generation hatchback

Third generation sedan

United States and CanadaEdit

Starting with 2012 models introduced in late 2011, only the liftback (XP130) has been sold in the United States, with no version of the sedan (XP150) being offered.[3][4] Similarly, Toyota stated in late 2011 that the sedan (XP150) would not be sold in Canada, as they were "evaluating that model's future" due to lackluster sales of previous sedans.[5]

Production of all United States and Canadian Yaris (XP130) models shifted from Japan to Toyota Motor Manufacturing France starting in May 2013.[6][7]

The 2019 model year Yaris Liftback (XP130) was never introduced in the United States; Toyota continued sales of the 2018 model into January 2019 when it was discontinued.[8] However, sales of the Canadian 2019 model are continuing until 2020 when it will be replaced by the Mazda2-based Yaris.[9]

Latin America, the Caribbean and MexicoEdit

The Vios (XP150) was introduced in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 as the Yaris Sedan.[10] In early 2018, a version of the Asian-market Yaris ATIV replaced the Vios (XP150) in these markets, being marketed under the Yaris Sedan name. In Mexico, it is sold alongside the more expensive Mazda2-based Yaris R.[11]

Fourth generation (2020–)Edit

The fourth generation Yaris hatchback for the European and Japanese markets has been seen testing in July 2019 at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany.[12][13][14] It will be based on the TNGA-B platform.

Other versionsEdit

Scion iA and Mazda2-based models (DJ; 2015–present)Edit

In 2014, Mazda de México Vehicle Operation began production of the Mazda2 in Salamanca, Guanajuato for various North and South American markets.[15] At the 2015 New York International Auto Show in April of that year, it was announced that this plant would produce a version of the Mazda2 for Toyota with minor styling changes, with the vehicle to be sold in Mexico as the Yaris, in the United States as the Scion iA,[16] and in Canada as the Yaris sedan.[17] In July 2015, Toyota confirmed that the car would be sold in Mexico as the Yaris R.[18]

After the phase-out of the Scion marque in the United States, the car was renamed as the Toyota Yaris iA from August 2016 for the 2017 model year.[19][20] For the 2019 model year, it was renamed again as the Yaris sedan in the United States, receiving a minor facelift with a new grille insert and trim changes.[21][22] Unlike the previous models, which offered only exterior colors and a choice between 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions as factory options,[23] both the United States[21][22] and Canadian[24] 2019 Yaris sedans are offered in L, LE and XLE trims with a wider variety of interior and exterior options.

A new Mazda-built Yaris hatchback—a rebadged Mazda2 with a front fascia similar to that of the Yaris sedan—made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April of that year and replaced the Yaris Liftback (XP130) in the United States and Canada for the 2020 model year.[25] Its official images were revealed on 1 April 2019.[26] The United States and Canadian market 2020 Yaris hatchback is offered in LE and XLE trims.

SalesEdit

Calendar year Canada Mexico US
Hatch Sedan Hatch Hatch Scion/Yaris iA
2005 6,177 N/A
2006 34,202 70,308
2007 34,424 9,172[27][28] 3,915[28] 84,799[29]
2008 40,602 9,235[30][28] 5,021[28] 102,328
2009 23,773 4,427[28] 2,454[28] 63,743
2010 13,817 5,168[28] 1,321[28] 40,076
2011 7,968 2,539[28] 860[28] 32,704
2012 10,955 2,007[28] 1,064[28] 30,590
2013 7,633 2,606[31] 21,342
2014 8,530 2,121[32] 13,274
2015 8,196 8,000[33] 16,779 7,605[34]
2016 7,779 9,130[35] 1,819[36][37] 3,015[38] 10,872[39] 27,983[39]
2017 7,061[40] 15,712[41] 3,905 8,653[39] 35,727[39]
2018 7236[42] 2,239[43] 1,940[44] 25,269[44]

ReferencesEdit

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