2012 Toyota Yaris
Toyota has announced it is recalling a total of 185,000 vehicles worldwide for a power steering issue. Yaris and (overseas) Vitz models built between November 2010 and March 2012 could suffer a short circuit in their power steering control module if water gets inside. Should that happen, the power steering could fail, increasing effort when turning.
As children of the '80s, we remember Marvel's What The–? series of comic books with fond memories. More recently, it appears the series has migrated to video on YouTube. Either way, playing parodies with Marvel's most beloved characters makes for a romping good time, and Toyota has decided to buddy-up with the comic producer to help sell the Yaris.
Toyota saw another unfortunate month of sales in September. The automaker saw its sales figures fall by 18 percent compared to the same time last year, thanks largely to lower-than-average dealer inventory brought on by this year's earthquake and tsunami disasters. Toyota sold 121,451 vehicles in the U.S. last month across its three brands. The company moved 147,162 vehicles during the month of September last year.
For a while there, we were worried that inane unboxing videos were going to completely take over the internet. Thankfully, that eventuality has not come to pass... but there's still the occasional product so looked-forward-to, so unbelievably awesome, that its very first reveal into the world simply must be shared.
Look for the totally redesigned 2012 Toyota Yaris to hit U.S. showrooms by the end of September, according to the latest word from Toyota execs.
2012 Toyota Vitz/Yaris – Click above for image gallery
2012 Toyota Yaris spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery