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2017 Toyota Yaris pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - Toyota has officially announced pricing and specifications for the updated Yaris range. See article for details Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Yaris have been released this week, bringing a fresh look and new driver assistance technologies to the Japanese company's little hatch...

Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come

The new Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch is set to be the first of a range of special sporty models from the Japanese brand's Gazoo Racing offshoot. That go-fast team is headed by Tetsuya Tada, the 'godfather' of the Toyota 86 - and at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Tada-san told CarAdvice he plans for more models to follow the Yaris's lead...

Toyota details new engine for Yaris, no-go for Australia

The updated Toyota Yaris will debut a new engine when it hits European showrooms later this month, which will meet new Euro 6c emissions standards and give the little hatch a decent power bump. Replacing the current 63kW/121Nm 1.3-litre mill currently offered in European models, the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine develops 82kW of power and 136Nm of torque - a 19kW and 15Nm gain...

2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia

The facelifted Toyota Yaris has been revealed this week, along with the first images of the much-anticipated hot hatch variant ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Known as the Vitz in its home market of Japan, the new Yaris sports revised front and rear treatments, including a nose with less chrome, new LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights, along with new bumpers at both ends that help to give the light hatch a lower and wider stance...

The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...

Toyota Yaris sedan dropped

The Toyota Yaris sedan has been dumped from the brand's small car line-up. About time, right? Toyota Australia discontinued the Yaris sedan in June 2016, so that's when production of this body style wrapped up for our market. That means there may still be a few around on dealer lots, but the car has been pulled off the company's website...

Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, 'no plans' for Australia - UPDATE

If you had your hopes up, Toyota's here to let them down: Confirmation today of an upcoming Toyota Yaris hot hatch has been followed by word that it is no sure thing for an Australian launch. Although not an outright write-off for our market, a Toyota spokesperson has confirmed there are currently no plans to bring the souped-up Yaris here...

Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has recalled 179,710 vehicles from its Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles were built between March 2007 and December 2011. For this latest recall, the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time...

Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming

It wouldn't make sense to have a Toyota Yaris WRC car without a go-fast version of the hatchback that buyers could take home, according to the man responsible for sports cars for the Japanese company...

Tommi Makinen to lead Toyota Yaris WRC team in 2017

Rally legend Tommi Makinen will lead Toyota Gazoo Racing’s charge into the World Rally Championship (WRC) in 2017, the outfit has confirmed today. Makinen will be joined by Toyota president Akio Toyoda, noted motoring enthusiast and the driving force behind the launch of the 86 sports car, as team chairman...

What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...