TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 8
First production year: 1999
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback

2020 - Present

Based on the fourth generation of the Toyota sub-compact, which was formerly known as the Vitz on some markets, the GR Yaris has been developed by Toyota Gazoo Racing and Tommi Makkinen Racing, Toyota's partner in the World Rally Championship. Essentially a WRC car for the road, the model is the fastest and most powerful production Yaris in history despite being powered by only a tiny 1.6-liter three-cylinder. Compared to the regular Yaris, body has been modified substantially to improve the car's looks and performance at the same time. The GR has a roofline that has been lowere...

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TOYOTA GR Yaris 1.6L Turbo 6MT AWD (261 HP)


2017 - 2020

The small GRMN was the Toyota’s inspired rally car, the Toyota Yaris WRC. The GRMN nameplate was actually an acronym from the Gazoo Racing Master of Nurburgring. The GRMN had a unique exterior paint with red and black stripes. While it still looked pretty much similar to the Yaris, but with a more aggressive design and a big rear spoiler. Inside the GRMN were chunky sport seats that were very comfortable aluminum pedals to complete the sports look. The steering wheel was also different from the one on the regular Yaris. The back seats had limited headroom and legroom, not suitable for...

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TOYOTA Yaris GRMN 1.8L 6MT (212 HP)


2014 - 2017

After three years on the market, the Yaris went through some significant changes that completely revamped the small-sized Toyota vehicle. Despite being well-known for its built quality, Toyota struggled to get a better market share in Europe due to the fierce competition against local carmakers. Apart from the premium manufacturers, all the other brands had something to offer in the B-segment. While the Japanese carmaker was known for its reliable vehicles, it still had to struggle in the small-size segment. In Europe, it faced grueling competition from the German, French, Italian, and...

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TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors 1.0 5MT (69 HP)

TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors 1.5 VVT-i 4AT (106 HP)

TOYOTA Yaris 3 Doors 1.5 VVT-i 5MT (106 HP)


2011 - 2014

The third generation of the Toyota Yaris was introduced in 2011 and it came to reinforce the Japanese car-maker presence in the European B-Segment. The big competition for the small segment was high in Europe. The European traditional car-makers such as the French, Italians and German companies were hard to beat on their home ground. The 2011 Yaris delivered an ingenious combination of benefits, with hi-tech on-board equipment and decent engine offers. When compared to its predecessor, the 2011 Yaris grew with 100 mm (3.9”) and half of the increase was in the wheelbase. The bold front...

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2008 - 2011

The small city car proved to be one of the most fuel-efficient options on the market, and Toyota introduced the facelifted Yaris in 2008. Both the 5-door and the 3-door hatchback body styles were refreshed in terms of exterior design and mechanicals. The carmaker had to work and add some changes to the drivetrain and fit the car within the Euro 5 emission limits, which were mandatory from January 2009. At the front, Toyota changed the headlights with clear-glass covers and introduced a mesh-grille design. Depending on the trim level and options, the carmaker installed fog-lights at ...

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2006 - 2008

Toyota introduced the second generation of the Yaris in 2005 for both European and North American markets and made it available with either five or three doors. Yaris tried to disrupt the supermini segment with its vast interior space and soft look. In addition, it counted on Toyota's reputation for building reliable cars. But despite these, it lacked behind its European competitors, especially in the three-door version. Penned as a cute-looking vehicle, the Yaris' front fascia featured a pair of headlights relatively vertical than horizontal and a grill that looked like a sc...

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2003 - 2005

With the great success of the 1999 models, Toyota decided it was time for a redesign of the Yaris. The refreshed version was released in 2003. The new design was meant to create a better looking car, while still keeping some of the original Yaris. The front bumper, along with the radiator grille and the headlights were refreshed to give a sportier look. At the rear, the bumper was restyled. A new Color Collection was available for the facelift Yari, and it stood out with the metallic paint finish and other features such as front fog lamps, a chrome exhaust pipe, alloy wheels and col...

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1999 - 2003

Toyota didn’t have much success in the European supermini segment, but things changed when the Yaris came to life. The Toyota Yaris was revealed to the public in 1999 as a 3-door or a 5-door hatchback. To make sure that the small car would appeal to the Europeans, they had the Yaris designed in Europe. The Yaris featured a high roof and a low floor that ensured easy access, as well as great headroom for all its occupants. Aesthetically, the small Yaris didn’t really look high-fashioned but had a rather happy exterior design with the oversized headlamps and the chromed grille inte...

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