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To Scion iA, η rebadged έκδοση του Mazda2 Sedan, στον Καναδά πωλείται με τα σήματα της Toyota. Κάπως έτσι γεννήθηκε το Yaris Sedan, με τις αλλαγές στον σχεδιασμό σε σχέση με το Mazda2 sedan να εντοπίζονται στο εμπρός μέρος, όπου το Yaris έχει μια εντελώς νέα εξαγωνική μάσκα και τραβηγμένα προς τα πίσω φωτιστικά σώματα, ενώ οι μόνες αξιοσημείωτες αλλαγές στο πίσω μέρος είναι τα νέα γραφικά στα πίσω φώτα.

Μηχανικά δεν υπάρχουν εκπλήξεις, και το ιαπωνικό μοντέλο τροφοδοτείται με έναν 1.500άρη βενζινοκινητήρα απόδοσης 106 ίππων, που συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο χειροκίνητο ή αυτόματο κιβώτιο. Το iA εκμεταλλεύεται την πολύ καλή στρεπτική ακαμψία του πλαισίου και εφοδιάζεται με ζάντες 16 ιντσών, ενώ στο τομέα της ανάρτησης διαθέτει γόνατα MacPherson εμπρός και ημιάκαμπτο άξονα πίσω. Αυτός έχει ρυθμιστεί κατάλληλα για την κατάλληλη ισορροπία μεταξύ sport συμπεριφοράς και άνεσης, που δεν συναντάται σε αυτή κατηγορία. Στον Καναδά ξεκινά από τα 17.000 δολάρια. Το μοντέλο δεν αναμένεται να πουληθεί στην αγορά της Ευρώπης.

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The 2016 Yaris Sedan: A Small Car With Injection Of Style And Great Value For Young Buyers’ Big Lives

Redesigned and reengineered with driving fun, efficiency and premium features in mind

(TORONTO, ON – September 29, 2015) The 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan is unlike anything you’ve never associated a subcompact with. It’s aggressively styled. It’s equipped with premium features. It’s tuned for dynamic handling and big driving fun. And it’s all this – and more – for surprisingly less than you’d expect.

“This is more than a new car with a familiar name,” said Larry Hutchinson, Vice President at Toyota Canada Inc. “Canadians love the efficiency and nimble performance of subcompacts – and the all-new Yaris Sedan gives drivers even more – much more – of what they love. Whether running errands in the downtown core, or taking a day-trip on the open road, the new Yaris Sedan is built to surprise drivers with premium details and unexpected driving fun.”

Two Models – Great Prices

Toyota offers the 2016 Yaris Sedan in two well-equipped and well-priced models:

Yaris Sedan – Manual (Starting MSRP: $16,995)

This model features a short-stroke six-speed manual transmission for quick shifting, and a fuel efficiency rating of 6.7 L / 100 km (city/highway combined).

Yaris Sedan – Automatic (Starting MSRP: $18,200)

This model features a six-speed automatic transmission with lock-up torque converter, a direct-shift feel, plus a Sport Mode that boosts torque for more spirited driving. This model boasts an impressive fuel efficiency rating of 6.4 L / 100 km (city/highway combined).

This model may be ordered with an available Premium Package (MSRP $20,200), adding several enhancements to audio, comfort, convenience and style. These include a Display Audio system with 7” touch screen, six speakers, two USB ports, heated front seats, aluminum alloy wheels, fog lamps, and a back-up camera.

Exterior Styling

Take one look, and the Yaris Sedan impresses with a striking profile that stands out from the crowd. Up front, the bold new face features sharp-eyed headlights and a hexagon lower grille, while a spacious trunk gives the rear a distinctive look.

Premium details abound – from the chrome grille surround and tailpipe, to the power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors, and the keyless entry which comes standard on all models.

Interior Comfort

Open the door and get behind the sporty steering wheel – then admire the Yaris Sedan’s surprisingly roomy cabin. It’s filled with premium amenities, such as steering wheel mounted controls that put audio and Bluetooth within easy reach. The trunk is spacious and made even more versatile thanks to a standard 60/40 split folding rear seat.

Every 2016 Yaris Sedan is equipped with a long list of standard features – including cruise control, power windows and power door locks – all set off with chrome accents and the soft-touch trim and surfaces one would expect from a premium sport sedan.

Driving Fun

The Yaris Sedan’s aggressive looks are matched by the sporty, agile handling that drives the small car market in Europe. Hit the Push Button Start and Yaris Sedan’s high-spirited, 106 horsepower, 1.5L four-cylinder engine comes to life.

The highly-rigid body structure is enhanced with front and rear suspensions tuned to strike a balance between sporty handling and ride comfort.

The steering and braking systems have also been optimized so this subcompact handles like a sports sedan. And because the Yaris Sedan is a Toyota, it’s also the subcompact that’s big on safety, featuring active and passive systems that work together to keep driver and occupants safe.

Availability

The 2016 Yaris Sedan is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada.

About Toyota Canada Inc. Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Toyota has sold over 4.6 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 285 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

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