Toyota Yaris Sedan gets a facelift and a new name


Toyota has unveiled the 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan, which ditches the old "iA" portion of its name and now offers more features.

The Yaris Sedan gets the not-for-US Mazda2's interior, and we're totally fine with that.

Like before, the Yaris sedan features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 106 hp and 103 lb-ft of torque.

Considering the fact that the biggest change for the new year is, in fact, the renaming of the model, it's unlikely the prices will be much higher than the ones Toyota asked last year for the Yaris.

One major difference will be the availability of multiple trims. If you find the design somewhat familiar, that's because the US-only Yaris sedan, formerly known as the Scion iA, is essentially a re-skinned version of the Mazda 2 sedan.

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Back to the Yaris in the United States, where it goes on sale this fall, Toyota has concentrated on adding new trims to the sedan as the L variant will be joined by LE and XLE in a bid to add more buying choices to the customers.

There's no word yet as to whether the vehicle will boast Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are two technologies Toyota has stubbornly refused to include in its cars even while the rest of the industry has rushed to integrate them. The 2019 Yaris will also come in seven color options. The automatic will do a combined 35 mpg while the manual Yaris returns 34 mpg over the combined cycle. The update also includes a sleeker LED headlights, illuminated entry and new 16-inch alloys with dark gunmetal finish.

On the inside of every Yaris is a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with voice recognition, remote interface, steering wheel controls and Bluetooth connectivity. But if you want adaptive cruise control or blind-spot monitoring, you'll have to look elsewhere. Six airbags and tyre pressure monitoring system are standard.

Lastly all Yaris sedans comes standard with an Active Safety System and Low-Speed Pre-Collision System. Belting out tunes in the cabin is a six-speaker sound system, and each Yaris includes available satellite radio with a 3-month complimentary SiriusXM® All Access trial.