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2018 Toyota Yaris gets a meager refresh but a carryover powertrain

Toyota calls the SE model 'sporty,' but you know better than that.

Don't expect much in the way of driving pleasure from its – yawn – 106-horsepower engine and four-speed automatic.

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The Toyota Yaris will get a WRC-inspired hot hatch treatment (UPDATE)

Because the Fiesta ST needs a little competition.

Look for influence from Toyota Gazoo Racing's WRC Yaris rally racer.

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A sporty Toyota Yaris could compete with the Ford Fiesta ST

Though a C-HR might make more sense in the American market.

We would welcome any sporty car Toyota gives us.

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Toyota adds 1.6m cars to Takata inflator recall list

Similar recall adjustments are expected from the 17 other affected automakers this week.

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Toyota recalls power window switches for 6.5 million vehicles [UPDATE]

2 Million Of Those Vehicles Are In The US

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.

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2015 Toyota Yaris Quick Spin

It's A Car, Alright

There's nothing amazing about the Toyota Yaris, but it's still a totally competent vehicle that's actually kind of entertaining to drive. We spend a week with one for a full test.

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Daily Driver: 2015 Toyota Yaris SE

AutoblogGreen editor-in-chief Sebastian Blanco gets behind the wheel of the 2015 Toyota Yaris SE for our latest Daily Driver video.

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Europe on track to buy more PHEVs than hybrids by 2019

Current Tastes Will Need To Change In A Big Way To Make This Happen

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.

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Toyota prepped to spend $1.3B on plants in Mexico and China

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.

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Toyota plotting WRC-inspired Yaris hot hatch

Toyota is taking its Yaris to the World Rally Championship, but in order to do so, it'll need to build a limited number of road-going hot hatches to satisfy FIA homologation regulations.

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Toyota recalls 250 vehicles in two separate campaigns

The Yaris And The Tacoma TRD Pro Are Affected

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.

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Akio Toyoda pledges return to WRC in 2017 with a Yaris

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.

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Toyota SEMA cars include Tundra for Baja and wacky DUB Edition Yaris

Toyota has released the first images of its brigade of concepts for the 2014 SEMA Show, introducing a trio of TRD-fettled off-roaders, a pair of DUB-inspired models, a race-ready pickup and a Sienna minivan with 48 inches worth of subwoofers.

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Toyota explains what names like Camry and Yaris mean

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.

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2015 Toyota Yaris First Drive

Refreshed To Sell Confidence And Value, Not Innovation And Technology

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.

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2015 Toyota Yaris to start at $14,845* and look like this

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.

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Toyota launches updated Verso-S in Europe

Globally, the Toyota Yaris has bred more variants than we can shake a stick at. It's been known in different markets as the Vitz, the Platz, the Bella, the Vios and, to us, as the Echo. The first-generation model bred a small cargo van called the Yaris Verso – a mini minivan riding on the shortest wheelbase in its class - which was renamed the Verso-S for Europe and alternatively known as the Space Verso, the Ractis, the Ractis Verso and even the Subaru Trezia in certain markets. And now T

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