2016 Toyota Yaris reviews, changes, redesign

2016 Toyota Yaris is a future model of this world famous hatchback model. First model came out in 1999 as a replacement for Toyota Starlet. In first few years of its production this vehicle was sold under both “Yaris” and “Echo” nameplates, but since 2005 Yaris name became regular one on all markets worldwide. First models also had a sedan and coupe version. Coupe version was discontinued in the first generation. Current model is a third generation vehicle which debuted in 2011. Hatchback version is derived from Toyota Vitz, while the sedan version that was introduced in 2013 is derived from Toyota Vios that is sold on Asian markets only. The Toyota Yaris 2016 will be built in Toyota factory in Mexico which will be able to deliver around 50,000 units per year.

2016 Toyota Yaris reviews, changes, redesign

2016 Toyota Yaris hybrid

2016 Toyota Yaris reviews

Exterior

Current model comes with a nice new front fascia design, that’s definitely here to stay. Front that came in 2015, comes with the larger trapezoidal grille, black “mesh” texturing, new hood design and brightwork line that goes around big Toyota emblem. Another thing that might stay the same in 2016 model year is the fine detailing, similar to the one we can see on Toyota Aygo models.

2016 Toyota Yaris reviews, changes, redesign

2016 Toyota Yaris hybrid interior

Interior

Interior design is also practical and nice looking. It comes with controls that are easy to understand and horizontal lines on the dashboard. SE trim level comes with sporty gauge clusters, all trim levels have some soft-touch materials and metallic and chrome accent trims around the dash. In both rows there is nice amount of passenger space, at least compared to other vehicles in the class. Current model’s cabin is also much more quiet than in 2014 one. In 2016 Toyota Yaris we shouldn’t expect too many changes when it comes to interior.

2016 Toyota Yaris reviews, changes, redesign

2015 Toyota Yaris hybrid

 

Toyota Yaris 2016 specs

Performance was the weakest segment in previous year, and we expect something to change drastically for the 2016 model year. There are rumors that new Toyota¬†Yaris 2016 hatchback is going to come with a engine made by Mazda, that comes directly from one of the biggest rivals, Mazda2, but these are only rumors of course. Anyway first thing Toyota needs to change when it comes to this vehicle’s performance segment is its four speed automatic transmission. This vehicle is also craving for power boost, since 1,5 liter four cylinder engine from current model can produce 106 horsepower only.

2016 Toyota Yaris reviews, changes, redesign

Toyota Yaris interior hybrid

2016 Toyota Yaris release date and price

Price of the 2016 Toyota Yaris depends on the changes Toyota engineers decide to apply on the current model. If they decide to change something big, like engine or transmission, we can expect some bigger price increase. Otherwise the new model’s price is not going to much higher than the current $14,845 for the base version. The Toyota Yaris 2016 release date will depend on its production date that will start in second half of 2015 or in early 2016.

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