Toyota Yaris

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Toyota Yaris
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Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 1999–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Chronology
Predecessor Toyota Starlet
Toyota Tercel

The Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car produced by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet. Between 1999 and 2005, some markets received the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name. Toyota has used the "Yaris" and "Echo" names on the export version of several different Japanese-market models.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name "Yaris" is derived from "Charis", the singular form of Charites, the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty.[1]

International[edit]

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, coupe, 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 early 2014 for Asian markets.

Third generation (XP130, XP150; 2011–present)[edit]

Third generation models have been marketed since 2011 under the "Yaris" name worldwide. Originally available only as a hatchback, a sedan body styles arrived in 2013.

Asia[edit]

Third generation (XP150; 2013–present)[edit]

XP150
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Toyota Yaris (XP150)
Overview
Production 2013–present
Body and chassis
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel drive
Platform Toyota B platform
Related Toyota Vios
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,550 mm (100.4 in)
Length 4,115 mm (162.0 in)
Width 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1,475 mm (58.1 in)

Since 2013, a unique version of the Yaris based on the Toyota Vios (XP150) launched in Asian markets, including China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Toyota Yaris L (China)

The Chinese market also released the regular Vitz-based Yaris produced locally by the GAC Toyota joint venture. China also sells the Vios-based model as the Yaris L, available in 1.3- 6NR-FE and 1.5-liter 7NR-FE versions.[2]

In Thailand, this Yaris was released in October 2013, using the 1.2-liter 3NR-FE engine, granting the Yaris as part of the "eco-car" program in Thailand. Models offered are as follows: J ECO, J, E, and G.

For the Indonesian market, the XP150 model was revealed in December 2013, and launched on 17 March 2014, with assembly at Karawang, Indonesia. This Indonesian Yaris is similar to the Thai version, thus bigger than the Yarises for other markets, and uses the 1.5-liter 1NZ-FE engine. Trim levels offered are: E, G, and TRD Sportivo with manual or automatic transmission.

Canada[edit]

Main article: Mazda2 (DJ)

As announced at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the sedan version of the Toyota Yaris sedan sold in Canada from mid-2015 will be a rebadged version of the Mazda2 (DJ). The same vehicle will be sold in the United States as the Scion iA.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toyota Traditions". Toyota Global Site. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Yaris L specs in China". chinaautoweb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ Elmer, Stephen (2015-03-15). "Scion iA Announced as Brand’s First Sedan". AutoGuide. Retrieved 2015-04-07.