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  • 2015 Toyota Yaris

    In the next few years, American customers will be able to purchase an all-new Toyota Yaris, based on the next-generation Mazda 2 and built in Mexico. In the meantime, Toyota has refreshed the existing car with a new front facia and upgraded equipment levels. Toyota has injected the refreshed Yaris with what it calls "a distinct European flavor". ALSO SEE: Harley-Davidson Livewire Electric Motorcycle Concept: Test Ride That might seem unusual for a Japanese brand but the Yaris is Toyota's highest-selling model in Europe, so there's little surprise it's adapted the car with that in mind. The...

  • Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014
    Why One Young Woman Bought A 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage: Frugal Shopping

    Many people approach car shopping in the U.S. looking for the largest, most luxurious vehicle they can afford, from the best brand possible. Still, at least a handful of shoppers are more focused on basic transportation--and a vehicle they know they can afford. My daughter Priscilla falls into the...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R concept, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show (Video)

    See the Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R, the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show concept that packs the technology from Toyota's Le Mans prototype into an everyday hatchback body, in this video.

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    Toyota Excited By Next Mazda-Based Yaris Small Car

    Toyota has admitted that its Yaris small car isn't a marketing priority right now in the U.S. Instead, much of the company's efforts are going into the top-selling Corolla line--but when the firm's next-generation small car hits the streets, things could change. The next Toyota subcompact isn't yet...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
    5 Good Green Cars For Your Teen: Frugal, Fun, But Responsible Too

    It's summer, the kid wants a car, what are ya gonna do? Chances are you want your kid driving around in something safe. Almost certainly something not too fun or stylish, unless you want them showing off with a car full of friends. And you probably want something with good gas mileage too--it ain't...

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid First Drive [Photos: Antony Ingram]
    Toyota Yaris Hybrid Driven: Why Europeans Won't Get Prius C

    The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is as significant a car for Toyota in Europe as the 2012 Toyota Prius C is for the company in the U.S. It's the cheapest hybrid on the market, emits the lowest levels of CO2 of any non plug-in car--vital for European taxation reasons--and returns impressive gas mileage...

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris LE three-door hatchback, road test, Hudson Valley, NY, Feb 2012

    It was quite small and very, very red. This weekend's test car, a 2012 Toyota Yaris LE three-door liftback, attracted far more attention than we expected. Pedestrians and other drivers turned their heads. Even our New York City garage attendant mumbled, unprompted, "Muy bonita, muy, muy bonita!" as he took the keys. So, OK, a bright red 2012 Yaris can attract attention. But is Toyota's all-new subcompact likely to attract buyers? The simple answer is, probably, but it's up against more and better competition than ever. Compared to the grim and slab-sided earlier generation, the new Yaris LE...

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris
    Toyota's Green Autumn: 2012 Yaris, New Camry Hybrid, Prius V Wagon

    While Toyota is still struggling to get itself entirely back to normal after the devastating March 11 earthquake and resulting tsunami, the company has a number of new green cars coming along this autumn. It is pulling forward the launch for the redesigned 2012 version of its best-selling Camry...

  • 2012 Toyota Yaris
    2012 Toyota Yaris Doubles Down On Infotainment

    The design of the new 2012 Toyota Yaris has probably been one of the worst kept secrets of the year, with the Japanese version of the car, known locally as the Vitz, being revealed as early as last December. Then, back at March’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show we got a preview of a new hybrid version...

  • JDM Vitz previews 2012 Toyota Yaris
    Japanese Market Vitz Previews New 2012 Toyota Yaris

    The new 2012 Toyota Yaris isn’t expected to hit showrooms until late next year but its Japanese twin, the Vitz, has just been unveiled. Showing a much sportier and edgy design, the new model will be slightly bigger than the current car with an extra 2 inches in the wheelbase and extra 4...

  • 2010 Toyota Yaris
    Toyota Announces Secret Hybrid To Be Produced In France

    We love new announcements, especially in the automotive industry. There is something about watching the progression of technology that is very gratifying. However, sometimes we don’t get all the information at the same time. Recently, Left Lane News reported that Toyota would be producing a...

  • 2010 Toyota Yaris
    Review: 2010 Toyota Yaris Takes On Fit, Versa

    By Tim Healey Toyota's Yaris sometimes gets lost in the small-car shuffle, losing press to the Honda Fit, the Nissan Versa, and Toyota's own (admittedly larger) Corolla. The little subcompact quietly soldiers on with minimal changes for 2010. The biggest news is the addition of standard traction...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius

    In another sign that Toyota hit a home run with the third-generation Prius hybrid hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Prius was the best-selling car in Japan during 2009. It beat out the Honda Fit, followed by the Toyota Yaris (known in Japan as the Vitz), as well as its closest hybrid competitor, the new 2010 Honda Insight. Approximately 10 percent of Japanese new-car sales are now hybrid-electric vehicles. Toyota sold 208,876 Prius models in Japan, more than the 139,682 it sold in the U.S. last year. By comparison, Honda sold only 93,283 of its new Insight (against a meager 20,572 in the U.S., less...

  • 2011 Mazda2
    2011 Mazda2 Subcompact To Launch At Los Angeles Auto Show

    We previewed the upcoming 2011 Mazda2 subcompact a couple of months ago, but now we have more details, along with photos of its updated styling. The five-door hatchback will be officially unveiled in early December, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2011 Mazda Mazda2 will go on sale in the U.S. and...

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    August U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Hit Highest MPG Since $4 Gasoline

    Thanks to the strong financial incentives offered by the Cash-For-Clunkers program, the average gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during August reached a record high: 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent from the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The calculations were done by the trade journal...

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    Preview: 2011 Mazda2

    Mazda will launch its global subcompact, the Mazda2 five-door hatchback, in the US market roughly a year from now. Its first appearance in North America will be at December's 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. Price is likely to be around $16,000. It is based on the same platform as the eagerly awaited...

  • 2009 Toyota Yaris
    2009 Toyota Yaris: 41 MPG Without a Hybrid or Hypermiling!

    Small, simple, inexpensive cars can return mileage almost as good as a hybrid--and may cost you less overall

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