Toyota proved small economy cars can be cool when it released the Corolla Hatch in 2018.
And yet, the dowdy Yaris lingered on as the opposite of cool.
The Japanese firm hopes to change that by rebooting the nameplate for the 2020 model year with help from Mazda.
It’s a hatchback variant of the Yaris Sedan, which means it’s essentially a Toyota-badged Mazda2, a model sold overseas but not in America.
Toyota placed a 7.0-inch touchscreen on top of the dashboard to display an infotainment system that’s compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay — the company is finally letting the two tech giants into its cars.
The Yaris seats four passengers, though squeezing a fifth person in the middle of the rear bench is possible for shorter journeys.