Toyota Bringing Yaris 5-Door to U.S.
Talk about the right place at the right time. Toyota's Yaris three-door hatchnack– excuse me, three-door liftback— and four-door sedan have been taking numbers and kicking names in the American new car market. Well, duh. First, Yari are fuel-efficient wee beasties (34/40 or fight). Second, despite a whole bunch of piggish SUVs, Toyota is still the small-car manufacturer of the moment. And third, they are cheap ($11,350 and up). So it makes sense that ToMoCo would bring the five-door Yaris– already on sale in Canada and most of the rest of the world– to the US. Americans certainly seem to have warmed-up to hatchbacks. As the basic Yaris is already America-compliant in terms of crash testing and emissions, it's a no brainer. If only the D2.8 were so smart. Lucky? Well-prepared? Prescient? Your choice.