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In the past few months, fresh technology once the reserve of expensive premium cars has made a final cascade to one of the most affordable classes – light hatchbacks...

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Toyota Yaris DUB Edition, Sienna:Remix, Baja 1000 support trucks heading to SEMA
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Toyota Yaris DUB Edition, Sienna:Remix, Baja 1000 support trucks heading to SEMA

Toyota will be bringing six new modified vehicles to this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, including a wide-body Yaris, DJ-friendly Sienna and three support trucks for the Baja 1000. DUB Magazine has waved its wand over both the five-door Yaris hatchback and the Sienna people minivan. The key visual ingredients for both these cars are lowered suspension and significantly flared wheelarches housing thick tyres...


2015 Toyota Yaris Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review

The revised 2015 Toyota Yaris is now available in five-door guise only, with the heavily facelifted hatchback ditching the price-leading three-door variant due to poor demand. We got behind the wheel of the mid-grade SX variant with a five-speed manual transmission. Pricing for the Yaris SX starts at $17,790, while the SX auto is from $19,390...

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$15,690 to $22,690

2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Yaris pricing and specifications

A big boost in standard equipment, a number of mechanical revisions and a fresh look headline the upgrades to the 2015 Toyota Yaris hatch. On sale from today, the heavily updated Yaris hatch is available exclusively as a five-door model in three new trim levels: Ascent (manual $15,690, auto $17,290), SX (manual $17,790, auto $19,390) and auto-only ZR ($22,690)...


Toyota Yaris: new images and details revealed
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Toyota Yaris: new images and details revealed

Fresh images and details of the upgraded Toyota Yaris have been released ahead of its Australian introduction in September. The images reveal the European Toyota Yaris range and provide the first look at the city-sized hatchback’s updated rear and interior styling. New at the rear are revised tail-lights with stylised LED lamps and a reshaped bumper with a thin black lower diffuser insert...


Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September
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Toyota Yaris facelift revealed : Three-door hatch dropped for revised range due in September

The new-look Toyota Yaris hatchback has been revealed ahead of its local launch in September. The facelifted model adopts an aggressive appearance with an X-style motif similar to that seen on the brand's Aygo city car. New headlights and the heavily revamped front bumper give the Yaris a sportier, more eye-catching stance than the current model (pictured below), which still looks more modern and contemporary than some of its rivals...


Toyota recalls more than six million vehicles worldwide
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Toyota recalls more than six million vehicles worldwide

Toyota has recalled more than six million vehicles around the world, including almost 300,000 in Australia, to fix five different issues affecting 27 models. Said to impact 6.76 million vehicles globally – including the Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia – Toyota said in a statement that taking duplicate recalls into consideration, the total recall figure is closer to 6...


Toyota Yaris facelift leaked
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Toyota Yaris facelift leaked

Images of the facelifted Toyota Yaris have leaked online, revealing the fresh styling of the brand’s updated city car. The images – reportedly scanned from a Japanese brochure and published on an Italian automotive blog – show the revised Yaris hatchback (badged ‘Vitz’ in some overseas markets) with a new front bumper with a larger trapezoidal lower intake reminiscent of that of the Corolla hatch...


Toyota Yaris YR Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Toyota Yaris YR Review

In a crowded segment for cars that commonly roam crowded city streets, the Toyota Yaris continues to be one of the most popular. The latest-generation model of what was once called the Echo was released in 2011. As with most ‘light’ cars, Toyota Yaris buyers have a choice of three- or five-door hatchback, though (not like every light car) also has the option of a sedan variant...


2013 Toyota Yaris Video Review
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2013 Toyota Yaris Video Review

Toyota's city car is a solid contender in its class, with a spacious cabin, low running costs and good driving manners.


Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept: 313kW pocket rocket revealed
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Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept: 313kW pocket rocket revealed

The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R has been revealed in full, with a new gallery of images showing the high-performance pocket rocket concept on track ahead of its debut at next week's Frankfurt motor show. Redesigned headlights, a wider front grille and blue contrast details distinguish the 313kW Yaris Hybrid-R concept at the front along with a functional lower lip designed to increase high-speed stability by managing underbody air flow...


Toyota Yaris Hybrid R: 313kW powertrain details revealed
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Toyota Yaris Hybrid R: 313kW powertrain details revealed

The Toyota Yaris Hybrid R concept will boast power and performance to rival serious sports cars when it debuts at next month's Frankfurt motor show. Beneath the three-door Yaris Hybrid R’s bonnet lurks a 223kW, 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed sequential transmission...


Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept: 300kW Le Mans-inspired hatch
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Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept: 300kW Le Mans-inspired hatch

The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept headed for next month's Frankfurt motor show will employ Le Mans racing technology to help it produce more than 298kW. Said to be a marker of Toyota's "past achievements and future plans" for hybrid technology, the Yaris Hybrid-R concept teams a low-capacity 1.6-litre Global Race Engine (GRE) developed by Toyota Motorsport with electric motors...


Toyota Yaris turbo hatch launched in Japan
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Toyota Yaris turbo hatch launched in Japan

The Toyota Vitz GRMN Turbo has been launched for the Japanese domestic market, boosting looks and performance. Based on the locally badged Toyota Yaris and previewed by a concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January, the Vitz GRMN Turbo comes from the Gazoo Racing stable and is limited to 200 units...


Qoros HQ3 Cross compact SUV teased
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Qoros HQ3 Cross compact SUV teased

A teaser image and video clip of an upcoming compact SUV from aspiring Chinese luxury car maker Qoros, dubbed the Qoros HQ3 Cross, has broken cover ahead of the brand's world debut at next year’s 2013 Geneva motor show...


Qoros previews Europe-bound compact Chinese sedan
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Qoros previews Europe-bound compact Chinese sedan

Aspiring Chinese luxury car company Qoros has released fresh sketches of its first production model, a compact sedan, that is due to be unveiled alongside two concept cars at next year's Geneva motor show in what will be the fledgling brand's world debut...


Toyota Australia recalls 300,000 cars
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Toyota Australia recalls 300,000 cars

Toyota Australia has recalled almost 300,000 vehicles to correct a defect with the cars' power windows in one of the largest recalls in automotive history. A total of 297,931 Toyota Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris vehicles built between 2006 and 2010 have been recalled in Australia as part of a global recall that affects approximately 7...


Volkswagen Up! becomes Australia's cheapest five-star ANCAP safety car
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Volkswagen Up! becomes Australia's cheapest five-star ANCAP safety car

The Volkswagen Up! is the cheapest car in Australia to come standard with a five-star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating. Launched locally late last month, the Up! scored 33.37 out of a possible 37 points in ANCAP's recent assessment, including a rating a 14.2 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test and 14...


Toyota Yaris Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Toyota Yaris Review

It seems strange to think of classic compacts like the Corolla and Civic playing big brother to a range of even thriftier super-compacts, but with running expenses continuing to crunch hard on car owners, the era of the city car starts to make a whole lot of sense. It’s not like you need to go without any of the usual mod cons just because you’re downsizing...

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$14,990 to $21,790

Toyota  FT-Bh concept explained
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Toyota FT-Bh concept explained

Alain Uyttenhoven, Vice President Product Management, Toyota Motor Europe, explains the philosophies behind the FT-Bh concept - a car that points to a super-efficient and affordable hybrid future.


Toyota Yaris Hybrid unlikely for Australia
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Toyota Yaris Hybrid unlikely for Australia

Official images and details of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid have been revealed in the lead-up to the compact city car’s 2012 Geneva motor show unveiling in March. It appears unlikely the Yaris Hybrid will come to Australia in the short term, however, with Toyota Australia favouring the similar Prius C hatchback, which goes on sale locally in the coming weeks...


Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota Yaris Review

UPDATE: Overnight the Toyota Yaris received a five-star EuroNCAP safety rating. Since its launch in 2005, the Toyota Yaris has continuously outsold its competitors and in 2011 demands a 13% market share in its segment. With such a successful sales record and respect within the market, Toyota was tasked with improving the Yaris and offering buyers better value for money and refreshed styling...

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$14,990 to $21,390

2011 Toyota Yaris facelift hits Australia
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2011 Toyota Yaris facelift hits Australia

Toyota has released the new 2011 Toyota Yaris in Australia, showcasing a revised new look, various weight-savings, more fuel-efficient engines, more equipment and new prices. The 2011 Toyota Yaris update on the outside features a new headlight design, a single wiper system, and revised front and rear bumpers...


2012 Toyota Yaris fine-tuned in Melbourne, on sale in Australia in October
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2012 Toyota Yaris fine-tuned in Melbourne, on sale in Australia in October

Engineers from Toyota Australia played a role in fine-tuning the soon-to-be-released 2012 Toyota Yaris to ensure it is suited to Australia’s unique conditions. Workers at the Toyota Technical Centre in Melbourne worked on the steering and chassis calibration of the new Yaris hatch, which will arrive in local showrooms in October...


Toyota Yaris 2012 Model
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Toyota Yaris 2012 Model

More quality, more style, and more efficiency is what the new Toyota Yaris is all about, and we’ll see it here in Australian showrooms in the final quarter of 2011. Yaris has been a huge success for the Toyota Motor Corporation with global sales topping 3.5 million sales in over 70 countries...


2011 Toyota Yaris at Australian International Motor Show 2011
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2011 Toyota Yaris at Australian International Motor Show 2011

The all-new 2011 Toyota Yaris has debuted at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne ahead of its local launch in the fourth quarter of this year. The new Toyota Yaris hatch will be 100mm longer that the outgoing model, with half of that length added between the wheels. Toyota says the redesign has led to a “substantial increase” in cabin space, especially for rear-seat passengers...


2012 Toyota Yaris
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2012 Toyota Yaris

Toyota has released the first official photographs of the successor to its successful light car, the Yaris. The company catch cry for the Yaris has always been “compact outside, spacious inside” and while that might be ‘marketing speak’ it’s pretty much on the money, as far as the overall design of the car goes...


2012 Toyota Yaris on sale in Australia in Q4 2011
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2012 Toyota Yaris on sale in Australia in Q4 2011

Toyota will showcase a pre-production version of the next-generation Toyota Yaris at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The new model will go on sale in Australia during the final quarter of this year. Sporting an all-new body, the new Yaris is a lot sharper than the existing range, even showcasing some of the Prius design in the front end...


2012 Toyota Yaris HSD Hybrid concept at Geneva show
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2012 Toyota Yaris HSD Hybrid concept at Geneva show

Toyota has revealed images and details of the Toyota Yaris HSD Concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The car is claimed to be the world's first B-segment hybrid car and promises to offer class-leading fuel economy and emissions figures when the production model hits the showrooms...


Toyota Prius+, Yaris HSD Concept at Geneva Motor Show
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Toyota Prius+, Yaris HSD Concept at Geneva Motor Show

Toyota has provided us with teaser images of two vehicles set to expand its family of Hybrid Synergy Drive vehicles: the Toyota Prius+ and the Toyota Yaris HSD Concept. The latter of the two is the most intriguing, as the Yaris HSD Concept appears to be an almost-production-ready design of the brand’s first B-segment hybrid...