2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan Canada – Earlier this year, we learned that the Yaris Liftback had been disconnected. Now we make way for the 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan, which is essentially a renamed Mazda2. The Yaris hatchback shares the cab-rearward look of the Mazda, though it has a decidedly Toyota face. Its wheelbase grows nearly 2.4 inches from the Yaris Liftback, and the trunk rises to 15.9 cubic feet.
We’re a bit skeptical, but Toyota promises “tenacious handling” that is “baked into engineering, not just added with fat tires and stiff suspension.” It’s a MacPherson strut your suspension in the front and a torsion-beam suspension in the rear. Under the hood, Expect no more power than before. The well-known 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder delivers 106 hp. This engine is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission and no mention has been made by the previous standard six-speed manual. A Sport mode is said to improve the acceleration response.
Take a look inside and you’ll notice the controls make it look just like a Mazda. The interior features a standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with a 7-inch touchscreen, which can be controlled using the Mazda dial.
The 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan will be available in mono-spec LE and XLE grades. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, smart key with push button start, fog lights, variable intermittent windshield wipers, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, chrome interior door handles, and a first aid kit. The XLE models have leather seats, Auto climate control, automatic LED headlights and steering wheel leather, Change knob and parking brake handles.
Full fuel economy information has not been revealed, but Toyota estimates 40 mpg (5.9 L / 100 km) on the highway. That matches the top freeway number of the auto-equipped Yaris Liftback.
We learned last week that the 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan is about to disappear from the U.S. market from this year, after U.S. sales of the model collapsed in 2018.
It wasn’t just any old breakdown either. Sales fell by 78% last year compared to 2017. The seriously aging model was no longer a competitive choice, which is in the consumer’s view. Still, Toyota did not say the model was disappearing for good, and the company promised news shortly.
Soon ended up being just a few days later.
A new car and driver report reveals that Toyota has agreed with Mazda that the next hatchback version of Mazda2 will also be the next Yaris hatchback.
This development is not a big surprise. The Yaris sedan sold here is in fact a renamed Mazda2; That car is assembled for Toyota in Mexico by Mazda.
Mazda did not confirm the news, but the company has promised a presentation of a new Yaris-related product at the next New York Auto Show coming up in April.
Odds are we will see the 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan exhibited in New York this spring. It is expected that it will feature a design that approximates that of the Yaris sedan.
The current generation of Mazda2 / Yaris sedan has been with us here since 2016, and since the end of 2014 in other markets. Which means the new Yaris hatchback from Toyota will be an older model.
The agreement with Mazda will allow Yaris hatchback to live on, but deeper changes need to be made if the model is to survive in the long term.