Belgian engineering, French design – Yaris will be built in Europe for Canadian market

Today, Toyota officially took the wraps off the new 2015 Yaris, featuring a design closer to the current Corolla and refreshed Camry.

Toyota’s new “Keen Look and Under Priority” design philosophy is very much at play on the new Yaris. The front sports an enhanced cross-shaped structure while the rear introduces a ‘diffuser’ and sculpted licence plate garnish.

The 2015 Yaris will also be home to a new interior, which Toyota says has “significantly changed compared to the previous model…both in feel and appearance.”

We will continue to receive the 1.5-litre gasoline-powered four-cylinder version (106 hp/103 lb-ft) on our shores, mated to either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. All CE-trimmed Yarises will be 3-door models, with 5-door versions available in LE and SE trims.

Pricing will be available closer to launch this summer.




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