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The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a supermini/subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet and Tercel.
Up to 2019, Toyota had used the Yaris nameplate on export versions of various Japanese-market models, with some markets receiving the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name through 2005. Starting in 2020, the Yaris nameplate began to be used in Japan, which replaced the Vitz nameplate. The Yaris nameplate has also been applied to other vehicles. From 1999 to 2005, the nameplate had been used for the Yaris Verso mini MPV sold in Europe, where it was known in Japan as the Fun Cargo. Since 2020, the nameplate has also been used for the subcompact crossover SUV offering called Yaris Cross.
In North America, the Yaris sedan sold since 2015 and the Yaris hatchback sold in the US from 2019 until 2020 are rebadged versions of the Mazda2 produced and developed by Mazda.
The name "Yaris" is derived from "Charis", the singular form of Charites, the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty. As of March 2020, the Yaris has sold 8.71 million units worldwide. First generation (XP10; 1999)
The first-generation models were marketed between 1999 and 2005 under the "Yaris" and "Echo" names depending on the market. Hatchback, sedan and coupé body variants were offered.
Hatchback: versions derive from the Japanese market Toyota Vitz (XP10).
Coupé and sedan: versions derive from the Japanese market Toyota Platz (XP10). Second generation (XP90; 2005)
The second-generation models were marketed between 2005 and 2013 under the "Yaris" name worldwide. Hatchback and sedan body styles were offered. The hatchback version was discontinued in late 2013 for Asian markets.
Hatchback: versions derive from the Japanese market Toyota Vitz (XP90).
Sedan: versions derive from the Japanese market Toyota Belta (XP90). Third generation (XP130, 2011; XP150, 2013)
The 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 Mazda2 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).
United States and Canada
Starting with 2012 models introduced in late 2011, only the XP130 Yaris liftback model was sold in the United States, the XP150 sedan model was not offered. Similarly, Toyota stated in late 2011 that the XP150 Yaris sedan would not be sold in Canada, as they were "evaluating that model's future" due to lackluster sales of previous sedans.Production of all United States and Canadian XP130 Yaris models shifted from Japan to Toyota Motor Manufacturing France starting in May 2013.The 2019 model year XP130 Yaris Liftback was never introduced in the United States; Toyota continued sales of the 2018 model into January 2019 when it was discontinued. However, sales of the Canadian 2019 model are continuing until 2020 when it's planned to be replaced by the Mazda2-based Yaris. Toyota later released a statement that confirmed that the Yaris would not be returning to Canada for 2021.
Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico
The XP150 series Vios was introduced in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 as the Yaris Sedan. In early 2018, a version of the Thai-market Yaris ATIV replaced the XP150 model in these markets, being marketed under the Yaris Sedan name. In Mexico, it was sold alongside the more expensive Mazda2-based Yaris R until 2020. Fourth generation (XP210; 2020)
The fourth-generation Yaris hatchback for the Japanese, European and Australasian markets had been seen testing in July 2019 at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany. It was then unveiled simultaneously on 16 October 2019 in Japan and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Built on the GA-B platform, its development was led by chief engineer Yasunori Suezawa and chief hybrid engineer Takashi Uehara. It went on sale in Japan on 10 February 2020, while the petrol 4WD variant went on sale in April 2020. Trim levels for the Japanese market are X, G and Z.
Unlike the preceding Vitz-based Yaris models, the standard XP210 series Yaris variants are only available in 5-door hatchback bodywork; the bespoke 3-door model is reserved for the performance-oriented variant called GR Yaris.
In Japan, a sharp drop in sales prompted Toyota to rebrand the Vitz as Yaris in order to expand its middle-aged customer base. The other reasons of the name change is its WRC popularity and the unification of Toyota sales network in Japan. Prior to this generation, the Vitz was an exclusive model of the Netz Store dealerships, while the newer Yaris is positioned as a widely available all-new compact car. GR Yaris
The GR (Gazoo Racing) Yaris is a performance-oriented variant of the Yaris which is built on a combination between the GA-B and GA-C platforms, thus sharing a few parts from the standard Yaris. Succeeding the limited-production Vitz/Yaris GRMN in Japan and Europe and Vitz GR in Japan, it was first unveiled at the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. Built as a homologation model for the FIA World Rally Championship, Toyota needed to produce 25,000 units or more in a continuous 12-month production. It is available with two engine options: a Gazoo Racing-built, turbocharged and direct/port-injected 1.6-litre G16E-GTS engine that produces 192–200 kW (257–268 hp; 261–272 PS) and 360–370 N⋅m (266–273 lb⋅ft) of torque, and a standard 1.5-litre 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) M15A-FKS engine found in the regular Yaris models. The latter engine option is only available in RS trim level in Japan.The G16E-GTS engine is mated to a 6-speed V16-series intelligent manual transmission (iMT) and GR-Four permanent four-wheel drive system. It has a claimed 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) acceleration in 5.2–5.5 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). The M15A-FKS-powered RS variant is only mated to a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive system.
Unlike the standard Yaris, the GR Yaris is only available in the bespoke three-door hatchback bodywork. It is built at the "GR Factory" assembly line in the Motomachi plant and marketed in Japan, Europe, Australia, New Zealan.... Discover the Yari Garcia popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Yari Garcia books.