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2020 Toyota Yaris spied

The next-generation Toyota Yaris has been spied undergoing performance testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Given the car's presence on the Nurburgring, we believe this is the new Yaris bound for Europe, Japan and developed markets outside of North America. Even though the five-door hatch prototype is completely covered in camouflage, it's clear the new model will be a far more expressive design than today's model...

2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid

EXCLUSIVE Toyota’s cheapest car is due to get a major makeover and include the option of hybrid power for the first time in Australia. Although a hybrid option has been available overseas in this generation, Toyota dealers have been told the next-generation Yaris, due on sale next year, will be available with a choice of petrol or hybrid...

2019 Toyota Yaris recalled

Toyota has recalled the 2019 Yaris over concerns about the left-rear window glass. According to the company, the glass may have been inadequately tempered because of an improper cooling process during manufacture. If the glass is broken it won't shatter into small pieces, instead breaking into large fragments, increasing occupants' risk of injury in an accident...

2014-16 Toyota Rukus, Yaris Sedan added to Takata recall

Toyota has added the 2014-2016 Rukus and Yaris Sedan to the ever-expanding Takata recall. As with all other Takata-related recalls, the inflators in affected vehicles can degrade due to a combination of heat and humidity. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is included in an accident, the inflator's metal housing can rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...

Toyota Yaris GRMN unboxed by James May - video

The internet is full of 'unboxing' videos where YouTubers unpack new iPhones for their millions of subscribers, but what about products that are a little more out of the box – excuse the pun. In this new clip, former Top Gear host James May unboxes a real-life Toyota Yaris GRMN, the performance version of the Japanese manufacturer's run-of-the-mill light hatch...

Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia rally team announced

Toyota Australia is throwing its considerable weight behind a factory rally operation, set to run two Yaris AP4 cars in the Australian Rally Championship (ARC). The new team will debut at Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour this weekend, with Harry Bates behind the wheel and John McCarthy in the co-driver's hot seat...

Toyota Gazoo trademarks hint at tuned 86, Yaris models for Europe

Gazoo Racing, Toyota's racing and tuning arm, has applied for European trademarks for the GT86 GR and Toyota Yaris GR names. The trademark applications found by Autocar suggest Toyota is developing, or at least investigating, warmed-over versions of its affordable sports coupe and small hatch. It's unclear when or if these cars will surface...

Toyota Yaris GR Sport unveiled for Europe

Toyota has revealed the Yaris GR Sport ahead of its official debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Inspired by the Yaris GRMN, the GR Sport keeps the standard European model’s hybrid powertrain, while adding several styling and suspension modifications. The GR Sport will swap the GRMN’s three-door body style for a five-door design, and its six-speed manual for a CVT automatic...

Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...

2018 Toyota Yaris sedan unveiled in New Delhi

The new-generation Toyota Yaris sedan has made its global debut at the 2018 New Delhi motor show. According to NDTV, the new Yaris sedan will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to either a six-speed manual or a continuously-variable transmission...

Toyota Yaris GRMN successor to be mass-production model

Toyota and Gazoo Racing are already planning a successor to the Yaris GRMN hot hatch, which will be a mass-production model and serve as a homologation base for the next WRC rally car. Speaking with the UK's AutoExpress, Shigeki Tomoyama, senior manager for Gazoo Racing, said: "We know our current situation and we believe that we need to change the platform for the rally car to be even more competitive"...