About Toyota Yaris
The Yaris is not the market’s most affordable car—that honor belongs to the Nissan Versa. But it is Toyota’s entry-level product and also one of Toyota’s three models shared with other brands, the others being the 86 and Supra sports cars, which were co-developed with Subaru and BMW. The Yaris is almost entirely a Mazda 2 with a lightly restyled front end. The partnership seems to be working, as the Yaris has made it through two name changes over five years, first debuting for 2016 as the Scion iA and then transitioning to the Yaris iA in 2017 after Scion’s dissolution. Its latest designation positions the Yaris to sell both as the current sedan and as a hatchback starting in 2020.