Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet and Tercel.

Toyota Yaris
2018 Toyota Yaris Ascent (NCP130R, Australia)
Also called
ProductionJanuary 1999 – present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car/Supermini (B)
Body style
  • 3/5-door hatchback (1999–present)
  • 4-door sedan (1999–present)
  • 2-door coupé (1999–2005, as Echo)

Toyota has used the "Yaris" name on export versions of various Japanese-market models, with some markets receiving the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name through 2005. In North America, most Yaris sedan models marketed from 2015 and most Yaris hatchback models marketed from 2019 are rebadged versions of the Mazda2 that are produced and developed by Mazda for Toyota.

The "Yaris" name is derived from "Charis", the singular form of Charites, the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty.[1] For the fourth generation model, the "Yaris" name is used worldwide, including Japan, which replaces the "Vitz" name.[2]

First generation (XP10; 1999–2005)

First generation models were marketed between 1999 and 2005 under the "Yaris" and "Echo" names depending on the market. Hatchback, coupé, and sedan body variants were offered.

Second generation (XP90; 2005–2013)

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, 2011–2019; XP150, 2013–present)

The 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, but it has not been offered in all countries; notably, the United States and Canada have received only restyled Mazda2 sedans, which have also been sold side-by-side with Toyota-produced sedans in Latin American and Caribbean markets.

  • Hatchback: European, Australasian, South African, and most North American versions derive from the Japanese market Toyota Vitz (XP130), introduced in early 2011. Most Asian versions from 2013, some Latin American and Caribbean models from 2014 and mostly from early 2018, and South African models from early 2018 derive from the Asian market Toyota Yaris (XP150).
  • Sedan: Most Asian versions, Latin American and Caribbean models derive from the Asian market Toyota Vios (XP150), introduced in 2013. Some Asian versions from 2017 and most Latin American and Caribbean models from early 2018 derive from the Toyota Yaris (XP150).

Third generation hatchback

Third generation sedan

United States and Canada

Starting with 2012 models introduced in late 2011, only the XP130 model has been sold in the United States, with no version of the XP150 sedan model being offered.[3][4] Similarly, Toyota stated in late 2011 that the XP150 sedan would not be sold in Canada, as they were "evaluating that model's future" due to lackluster sales of previous sedans.[5]

Production of all United States and Canadian XP130 Yaris models shifted from Japan to Toyota Motor Manufacturing France starting in May 2013.[6][7]

The 2019 model year XP130 Yaris Liftback was never introduced in the United States; Toyota continued sales of the 2018 model into January 2019 when it was discontinued.[8] However, sales of the Canadian 2019 model are continuing until 2020 when it would be replaced by the Mazda2-based Yaris.[9]

Latin America, the Caribbean and Mexico

The XP150 Vios was introduced in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 as the Yaris Sedan.[10] In early 2018, a version of the Asian-market Yaris ATIV replaced the XP150 Vios in these markets, being marketed under the Yaris Sedan name. In Mexico, it is sold alongside the more expensive Mazda2-based Yaris R.[11]

Fourth generation (2020–present)

Fourth generation
DesignerTakayuki Nakajima (2017)
Body and chassis
Body style
  • 5-door hatchback
  • 3-door hatchback (GR Yaris)
PlatformTNGA: GA-B[12]
  • 2,550 mm (100.4 in) (Japanese market)
  • 2,560 mm (100.8 in) (European market)
Length3,940 mm (155.1 in)
  • 1,695 mm (66.7 in) (Japanese market)
  • 1,745 mm (68.7 in) (European market)
  • 1,500 mm (59.1 in) (Japanese market)
  • 1,470 mm (57.9 in) (European market)
PredecessorToyota Vitz (XP130) (Japan)

The fourth generation Yaris hatchback for the Japanese and European markets had been seen testing in July 2019 at the Nürburgring circuit in Germany.[13][14][15] It was unveiled simultaneously on 16 October 2019 in Japan and Amsterdam, Netherlands.[16][17][18][19] It is based on the TNGA-B platform. Its development was led by chief engineer Yasunori Suezawa and chief hybrid engineer Takashi Uehara. It is scheduled to go on sale in Japan starting in mid-February 2020, while the petrol 4WD model is scheduled to go on sale starting in April 2020. Trim levels for the Japanese market are X, G and Z.

In Japan, a sharp drop in sales prompted Toyota to rebrand the Vitz as Yaris in order to expand its middle-aged customer base.[20]

The high-performance/hot hatch variant of the Yaris, called GR Yaris will be unveiled at the January 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon.[21]

Other versions

Scion iA and Mazda2-based models (DJ; 2015–present)

In 2014, Mazda de México Vehicle Operation began production of the Mazda2 in Salamanca, Guanajuato for various North and South American markets.[22] 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,[23] and in Canada as the Yaris sedan.[24] In July 2015, Toyota confirmed that the car would be sold in Mexico as the Yaris R.[25]

After the phase-out of the Scion marque in the United States, the car was renamed as the Toyota Yaris iA from August 2016 for the 2017 model year.[26][27] For the 2019 model year, it was renamed again as the Yaris sedan in the United States, receiving a minor facelift with a new grille insert and trim changes.[28][29] Unlike the previous models, which offered only exterior colors and a choice between 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions as factory options,[30] both the United States[28][29] and Canadian[31] 2019 Yaris sedans are offered in L, LE and XLE trim levels with a wider variety of interior and exterior options.

A new Mazda-built Yaris hatchback—a rebadged Mazda2 with a front fascia similar to that of the Yaris sedan—made its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show in April of that year and replaced the XP130 Yaris Liftback in the United States and Canada for the 2020 model year.[32][33] Its official images were revealed on 1 April 2019.[34] The United States and Canadian market 2020 Yaris hatchback is offered in LE and XLE trim levels. In the United States, sales of the Mazda2-based Yaris hatchback began in October 2019.


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[35][36] 3,915[36] 84,799[37]
2008 40,602 9,235[38][36] 5,021[36] 102,328
2009 23,773 4,427[36] 2,454[36] 63,743
2010 13,817 5,168[36] 1,321[36] 40,076
2011 7,968 2,539[36] 860[36] 32,704
2012 10,955 2,007[36] 1,064[36] 30,590
2013 7,633 2,606[39] 21,342
2014 8,530 2,121[40] 13,274
2015 8,196 8,000[41] 16,779 7,605[42]
2016 7,779 9,130[43] 1,819[44][45] 3,015[46] 10,872[47] 27,983[47]
2017 7,061[48] 15,712[49] 3,905 8,653[47] 35,727[47]
2018 7236[50] 2,239[51] 1,940[52] 25,269[52]


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