Toyota Yaris is a line of three- and five-door hatchback subcompact cars produced since 1998 by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. "Toyota Yaris" is the name of the car for the most international markets. In Japan the car is sold under the name "Toyota Vitz".
The third generation Yaris/Vitz was launched on December 22, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. It will be launched in Europe and other countries by the end of 2011. Aerodynamic drag has been reduced with a coefficient drag value of 0.285.
This generation introduces a new 1.3 L engine which is more economical than the 1.0 L engine, according to Toyota Japan. New features include a single windscreen wiper and an engine start-stop system with a claimed 26.5 km/L (3.8 L/100 km; 62.3 mpg-US) for the Japanese streets.
The Yaris HSD Concept was introduced at the March 2011 Geneva Motor Show featuring a hybrid powertrain. The Yaris Hybrid is expected to go on sale in Europe in 2012.