Toyota Yaris

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Toyota Yaris
2018 Toyota Yaris (NCP130R) Ascent 5-door hatchback (2018-08-27) 01.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Toyota
Production 1999–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact car
Body style
Chronology
Predecessor

The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a subcompact car sold 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. From 2015, most Yaris sedan models marketed in North America 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]

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 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.

  • Hatchback: North American, European and Australasian versions derive from the Japanese-market Toyota Vitz (XP130), introduced in early 2011, while Asian, Mexican and South American versions derive from the Asian-market Toyota Yaris (XP150), introduced in 2013.
  • Sedan: Asian, Mexican and South American versions versions derive from the Asian-market Toyota Vios (XP150), introduced in 2013.

North America[edit]

Starting with 2012 models introduced in late 2011, only the hatchback (XP130) has been sold in the United States, with no version of the sedan (XP150) being offered.[2][3] 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.[4]

Production of all U.S. and Canadian Yaris (XP130) models shifted from Japan to Toyota Motor Manufacturing France starting in May 2013.[5][6]

The Vios (XP150) was introduced in Mexico in 2013 as the Yaris Sedán.[7] In early 2018, a version of the Asian-market Yaris ATIV replaced the Vios (XP150) in Mexico, being marketed under the Yaris Sedán name alongside the more upmarket and costlier Mazda2-based Yaris R.[8]

Scion iA, Toyota Yaris R and Toyota Yaris iA (DJ; 2015–present)[edit]

2016 Scion iA sedan, similar to Yaris sedan (Canada), Yaris R (Mexico), Yaris iA (U.S.)

In 2014, Mazda de México Vehicle Operation began production of the Mazda2 in Salamanca, Guanajuato for various North and South American markets.[9] 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,[10] and in Canada as the Yaris sedan.[11] In July 2015, Toyota confirmed that the car would be sold in Mexico as the Yaris R.[12]

After the phase-out of the Scion marque in the United States, the car was renamed as the Toyota Yaris iA from October 2016 for the 2017 model year.[13][14] For the 2019 model year, it was renamed again as the Yaris sedan in the U.S., receiving a minor facelift with a new grille insert and trim changes.[15][16] Unlike the previous models, which offered only exterior colors and a choice between 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions as factory options,[17] both the U.S.[15][16] and Canadian[18] 2019 Yaris sedans are offered in L, LE, and XLE trims with a wider variety of interior and exterior options.

Sales[edit]

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[19][20] 3,915[20] 84,799[21]
2008 40,602 9,235[22][20] 5,021[20] 102,328
2009 23,773 4,427[20] 2,454[20] 63,743
2010 13,817 5,168[20] 1,321[20] 40,076
2011 7,968 2,539[20] 860[20] 32,704
2012 10,955 2,007[20] 1,064[20] 30,590
2013 7,633 2,606[23] 21,342
2014 8,530 2,121[24] 13,274
2015 8,196 8,000[25] 16,779 7,605[26]
2016 7,779 9,130[27] 1,819[28][29] 616 10,872[30] 27,983[30]
2017 7,061[31] 15,712[32] 8,653[30] 35,727[30]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ Capparella, Joseph (2016-03-17). "Scion, Living On: Scion iM, iA To Be Renamed Toyota Corolla iM, Yaris iA". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
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