Toyota’s next light hatch, to be built at Mazda’s Mexican plant alongside the new 2, will also draw on Mazda’s direct-injected SkyActiv engine technology. The deal, announced in 2012, had initially confirmed that Toyota would utilise a Mazda platform for its next-generation light car, but powertrain details had not been revealed. Show More Summary
It looks like Toyota is going to have a little more zoom-zoom in the future. The giant Japanese automaker has struck a deal with Mazda to use its Skyactiv engines for the possible replacement to the Yaris. The new subcompact will beShow More Summary
A new Toyota subcompact is on its way, based on the Mazda2.
Toyota’s line of engine/body mashups continues, this time with their upcoming Mazda2-based subcompact powered by Mazda’s SkyActiv engine family. Automotive News reports the subcompact, set to replace the current Yaris by 2016 at the latest, will be assembled alongside the new Mazda2 at Mazda’s newly opened Salamanca, Mexico factory. Show More Summary
You’re looking at the next Toyota Yaris. Seriously. Under the terms of a deal struck with Toyota, Mazda’s all-new Mexican assembly plant will build the next Mazda2 and the Toyota Yaris on a single, Mazda-derived platform. What you see here is the Hazumi concept, which previews the new 2. This concept features a 1.5L Skyactiv […]
From Japan via Europe, the new-generation Toyota Aygo city car has been teased ahead of its pending reveal. The European market Aygo city car slots beneath the Yaris, and is a product of a joint-venture between the Japanese brand and French makers Peugeot and Citroen. The new Aygo will be revealed at the Geneva motor [...]
Face it: Honda’s been the best in the business at building cars in the Fit’s segment since it was really the Civic’s segment. The new-for-2015 model won’t exactly inspire confidence in Toyota Yaris salespeople across America, either. The Fit now rolls on sixteens and sports LED tails in a nonchalant affirmation of B-Spec tuner culture. […]
Competes with: Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, Mazda2, Chevrolet Sonic, Nissan Versa Looks like: An evolution of the current Honda Fit Drivetrain: 130-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual or CVT Hits dealerships: Spring 2014 The Honda Fit is a popular choice...
The six-year-old Mazda 2 has defied its age to claim Australia’s light car class crown in 2013. Rather than being a big winner last year, the Mazda 2’s segment win was a matter of being the smaller of two losers. … Continue reading ? The post Light car sales 2013: Mazda 2 wins segment as Toyota Yaris stumbles appeared first on CarAdvice.
Toyota is reportedly constructing a prototype Yaris rally car for top-level WRC competition. Autocar claims the car will be for testing, and I imagine it would be for a next-generation program. And oh my sweet fancypants wonderpleasure please let that happen. Read more...
The 2015 Ford Mustang has finally been revealed, after literally years of speculation, leaked info and prototype sightings. The new car is wider and lower than the outgoing model, and a four-cylinder EcoBoost engine delivering 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque has been confirmed as a mid-level option. The FIA has confirmed its calendar...
The World Rally Championship doesn’t get much attention here in the U.S., and even globally its popularity has been on the wane in recent years. But that may change in coming years as more of the major automakers join the fray. Just this year, in fact, Volkswagen entered WRC and won the title in spectacular fashion. Next year Hyundai will...
Yaris: It’s A Car! If you go to the Toyota website to learn about the logical successor to the original, and fabulous, Corolla Tercel, that is the slogan with which you’ll be confronted. Yaris: It’s A Car! What you won’t find is any mention of how much power the Yaris makes (106 horsepower) or the […]
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 … Continue reading ? The post Toyota Yaris YR Review appeared first on CarAdvice.
We wrote about the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R earlier this month (check that link or this one for more details), but ToyotaEurope has published a video/visualization about the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R that we seemed to initially miss. It’s pretty...Show More Summary
Posted on 09.16.2013 10:00 by Justin Cupler It looks like Toyota is feeling a little left out in the performance-brand realm. Honda has long used the Si line, Subaru has the STI line, BMW has its M-Series, Mercedes has its AMG lineup and Infiniti has its IPL line, but Toyota has never really had its own performance lineup. Show More Summary
At the Frankfurt Auto Show this week, Toyota presented a new concept based on its Yaris hatchback that leverages the automaker’s hybrid technology developed for its TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. While the new concept, labeled the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, is not destined for production, its styling, technology and performance positioning all...
Toyota shocked a lot of people with its 420 hp Yaris Hybrid-R, but Honda’s own Mugen tuning and motorsports division was quick to respond with a hot bodykit and upgraded interior package for the company’s new-for-2014 Honda Fit. Mugen didn’t stop with flash, though — there are handling and power upgrades as well. Show More Summary
Did you know that the Yaris is Toyota's best-selling vehicle in Europe? That may help explain to us Americans why the car that's lowest on the company's totem poll here in the US got turned into an all-wheel-drive hybrid track monster...Show More Summary
The 414-horsepower Hybrid-R is based on the Yaris hatchback.