Toyota’s Mazda2-based new subcompact sedan will be sold under different brands in Canada and the U.S.
As we reported yesterday, the 2016 Scion iA will arrive in U.S. dealerships this fall and will be priced in the $16,000-range. That’s for a mono-spec model equipped with standard low-speed pre-collision safety system and 7-inch multi-media system with voice recognition.
The same vehicle will be offered in Canada as the 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan and positioned as a new premium subcompact offering, replacing the current Yaris sedan.
In Canada, the vehicle will include as standard cruise control, power windows and power door locks while other models will offer steering wheel mounted switches with audio and Bluetooth controls, while the available Display Audio System features a seven-inch touch screen, six speakers, two USB audio inputs, and an Auxiliary audio jack. Available amenities will include an upgraded multimedia system with voice recognition controls and a back-up camera.
Toyota Canada has not yet released exact trim levels or specs, but did say the 2016 Yaris Sedan will be available this coming autumn.
The vehicle will be powered both sides of the border by a 106 horsepower, 1.5L four-cylinder engine; not known is whether this engine is the same unit which is found in the current Yaris or is Mazda-sourced. Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions will be offered.
While Scion in the U.S. hinted at the price of its version, Toyota Canada is staying mum on the 2016 Yaris Sedan pricing.