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Toyota Is Replacing the Old Yaris with a Rebadged Mazda 2 Hatchback

Discussion in 'Toyota Passenger and Sports Car' started by BGroot, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. BGroot

    BGroot Moderator

    It seems that Toyota and Mazda's partnership on subcompacts is expanding to include the hatchback version of the Yaris. The old Toyota-built Yaris hatchback is going away for the 2019 model year and a new hatchback model is coming for 2020, according to Toyota spokesperson Nancy Hubbell. We assume this means that the new Yaris hatchback (illustrated above) will be a rebadged Mazda 2, like the current Yaris sedan that Mazda builds for Toyota in Mexico.

    The new Mazda-based Yaris hatchback is likely to use the same 1.5-liter inline-four engine as the sedan, paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. As we've shown in our illustration, the new Yaris hatch should also share the Yaris sedan's revised front-end styling while keeping the...READ MORE HERE

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