The Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car produced by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet. Between 1999 and 2005, some markets received the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name. Toyota has used the “Yaris” and “Echo” names on the export version of several different Japanese-market models.
First generation models were marketed between 1999 and 2005 under the “Yaris” and “Echo” names depending on the market. Hatchback, coupe, and sedan body variants were offered.
Hatchback: versions derive from the Japanese-market Toyota Vitz.
Coupe and sedan: versions derive from the Japanese-market Toyota Platz.
With its exterior styling elements and dedicated interior finishes, textures and colors, the Toyota Yaris is aimed at younger customers for who make fashionable design a priority.
As well as having distinctive looks, Toyota Yaris Trend retains the fundamental qualities that set it apart from the supermini pack. It may be the most compact car in its class, but clever Toyota packaging means there is class-leading space inside. It also has the tightest turning circle – 4.7 metres – making it a master of maneuvering in tight city streets and parking spaces.
At the time of its launch in 2011, Yaris also had the distinction of being the first car in its segment to offer customers an advanced, but affordable multimedia system – Toyota Touch and, with satellite navigation, Toyota Touch & Go.
Toyota Yaris Trend has been styled to amplify the most dynamic elements of the Yaris range, reinforcing the vehicle’s distinctive character by emphasising the horizontal lines and strengthening the link between the interior and exterior design.
Source: Toyota manual org