Move would copy the formula for the Yaris sedan.
Toyota is dropping the iA moniker from the Yaris for 2019, giving its dominating front grille a honeycomb insert, adding some piano black accents and chrome trim, and making its entry-level sedan available in three trim levels for the first time.
Maybe Mazda should reconsider offering the Mazda2 in the U.S.
Don't expect much in the way of driving pleasure from its – yawn – 106-horsepower engine and four-speed automatic.
Look for influence from Toyota Gazoo Racing's WRC Yaris rally racer.
We would welcome any sporty car Toyota gives us.
Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.
Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide, including 2 million in the US, because the driver's side window power switch could overheat and cause a fire.
LMC Automotive predicts PHEV sales will outstrip sales of traditional hybrids in Europe by 2019, and by 2024 PHEVs will go beyond a million annual sales there.
Toyota could be set to expand its manufacturing capacity with a pair of new factories in China and Mexico, allowing it to build 300K more vehicles each year.
Toyota is announcing two, tiny recalls covering a total of 250 vehicles. One covers loose bolts on the 2015 Yaris, and the other is for a missing tire placard on the 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro.
Akio Toyoda announces that Toyota will return to the World Rally Championship in 2017 with a Yaris prepped by Toyota Motorsport. It will be a new start for the rally legend manufacturer after an 18-year absence.
Ever wonder where automakers get the names for their cars? You're not alone. The sitcom Seinfeld opened Episode 94 – the one where George Costanza buys a Chrysler LeBaron instead of a Volvo – with a bit about nameplates like Integra, Supra and Impreza. Toyota, clearly, is not exempt from choosing evocative but enigmatic names for its models, and now the Japanese automaker is taking us through the etymology of some of its nameplates.
Advertising firms have done an admirable job convincing consumers that the easiest way to find a best-in-segment car or truck is by looking at a few key metrics. In the most elementary terms, the vehicle with the highest horsepower, most gears in its transmission housing, lowest acceleration times and best fuel economy most certainly must be the class benchmark.
Toyota released a new Yaris in Europe and its Vitz clone in Japan a few months ago, so we knew it would only be a matter of time before it would launch the new hatchback here in North America. And that time has come.