How Not To Ghost Ride Your Rented "Whip"

A California couple faces DUI charges after their attempt to video a "ghost ride" with a rented Toyota Yaris ended with the car smashed and a companion hospitalized with head injuries. (H/T to ImmortalSix!) [] » 10/06/10 12:00pm 10/06/10 12:00pm

Yeah, That'll Buff Right Out

A truck carrying boulders through Derbyshire Peak District in the UK accidentally dropped one onto an unsuspecting Yaris. Luckily no one was injured and thankfully this Toyota won't be doing any unintended acceleration. (H/t to Andrew!) [Mirror] » 4/12/10 10:00am 4/12/10 10:00am

Horny Yaris Driver Wants To Rub His Face In Your Daughter’s Airbags

Hailing from Australia, this bizarre ad for the Toyota Yaris so "vulgar" it's been banned — gets one thing very wrong: it'd be impossible to take a 16-year-olds virginity in the back of this tiny hatchback. » 12/14/09 1:00pm 12/14/09 1:00pm

IIHS Small Car Test: Three Gruesome Slow-Motion Crash Videos

This morning's IIHS report on the shocking finding that little cars don't take well to colliding, at speed, with bigger cars? Now we have the crash videos. Let's take a look at all three below. » 4/14/09 5:00pm 4/14/09 5:00pm

Toyota Yaris Hybrid To Take On Low-Cost Honda Insight

Toyota officials have announced they're working on a Toyota Yaris hybrid to take on the new Honda Insight hybrid for cheap hybrid supremacy. Muscle Car Wars? Ha! Let the Hybrid Car Wars begin. » 3/25/09 11:45am 3/25/09 11:45am

Jalopnik Answers: The Plural Of Yaris is...

Our friendly neighbors over at Autoblog asked readers today what the plural of "Yaris" was. We figured we'd call up Toyota and ask. The answer, as well as the apparent official plural of "Prius," below. » 1/28/09 6:30pm 1/28/09 6:30pm

Haircut Gets Alberta Man Out Of Fix-It Ticket

Normally, tinted windows in Alberta will net you a fix-it ticket when a cop pulls you over. Unless, of course, your drivers' license features a ridiculous friar tuck haircut with a good story behind it. » 1/27/09 5:30pm 1/27/09 5:30pm

2009 Toyota Yaris Pricing Released; Take That, Geo Metro

Pricing details have been released for the range of 2009 Toyota Yaris models, and the results show a mixed bag. The addition of the five-door model for 2009 has forced a shakeup in the pricing structure in order to accommodate the new model. The hat-shaped Yaris three-door gets a $655 bump up to $12,205, while the… » 8/25/08 4:40pm 8/25/08 4:40pm

European Toyota Yaris Includes Dockable TomTom

What's so special about the European Toyota Yaris SR? It's quite simple, really: This Yaris includes a factory-installed dockable TomTom GPS navigation unit. The press release (see it below the jump) is pretty skimpy on the details, but it seems that the TomTom not only functions as the GPS navigation unit, but also… » 2/22/08 4:30pm 2/22/08 4:30pm

Toyota Yaris Spotted With Incredibly Minor Facelift, Can You Tell The…

The good people at World Car Fans have gotten ahold of Toyota Yaris spy photos that are exceptionally minor. Props to them and the spy photographers for actually noticing this was a European Yaris of the non-current generation. Seriously, it's so minimal that they believe the engineers didn't even cover it up because… » 2/13/08 9:30am 2/13/08 9:30am

2007 Toyota Vios Revealed

Toyota just revealed the newest edition of the Vios, the four-door subcompact sedan developed for the Chinese and South East Asia market. It's basically the JDM Toyota Belta with a bit less (or maybe more) flourish. And by JDM Toyota Belta we also mean it's basically the Toyota Yaris with a bit more (or maybe less)… » 10/04/07 3:45pm 10/04/07 3:45pm

Toyota To Showcase "Innovation" At Frankfurt Auto Show

Yup, that's the official word from ToMoCo on their offering for the Frankfurt Motor Show next month — according to the super number one best automaker from the land of the rising sun, they'll be featuring "innovation." We've no idea what that means, but in addition to whatever that is — they'll also be showing off a… » 8/28/07 7:45am 8/28/07 7:45am Drops A New Top Ten List Of Cars Gays Are Searching For

While not ourselves gay, we're proud to support our man-loving brothers and women-loving sisters in making whatever choices they feel most comfortable making. That includes cars — like the latest fabulous list of most-researched vehicles on Apparently the Toyota Yaris continues to take the top spot,… » 7/24/07 10:00am 7/24/07 10:00am

No Klingon Love Poetry: Dan Neil on the Toyota Yaris

Yes, us oldsters still read the newspaper. This largely due to the fact that time is indeed marching on. Holding onto a bit of previously read pulpy words and pictures while sweating away at the gym always seems like a practical use of what time is left. Fellow gym goers likely thought marbles had been permanently… » 3/22/07 1:45pm 3/22/07 1:45pm

Oh, What Higher Prices! Toyota Edges Stickers Up On Seven Models

The front office in Toyota City appears to have said "Hai!" and green lighted the NorAm branch of the super best number one awesome automaker from Japan to raise prices on seven ToMoCo models. According to the Associated Press, » 12/15/06 1:49pm 12/15/06 1:49pm

This is a move we can only assume is meant to boost numbers on the automakers already…

Faster Yaris for Paris: Toyota to Show TS Version

Toyota says it's bringing a more powerful Yaris minicar to the Paris show next month. Where the base model barely scratches the double digits in horsepower (106), the Yaris TS will wring 132 horses from a new 1.8-liter four with dual VVT-i engine and ride on a retuned suspension. Top speed on this ball of rolling… » 8/28/06 9:28am 8/28/06 9:28am

Ad Watch: Your Toyota Yaris is Teh Suck, Let's Race

This is a neat little addition to the funny series of ads Toyota's created fot their little bit higher than econo hot hatch named Yaris. In this commercial, the Yaris takes on another hot hatch...itself. All we want to know is how much will the hedgehog cannon cost us as an add-on accessory, and if it doesn't really… » 7/30/06 2:49pm 7/30/06 2:49pm

Yaris-Yaris-Yaris! Toyota's Gone World Cup Crazy In England

We remember when the World Cup came to the motor city back in 1994 — we saw the first-ever indoor World Cup game at the soon-to-be demolished Pontiac Silverdome. It was an epic struggle between two powerhouses — the US and Switzerland — and by powerhouses we mean both teams bumbled to a tie. The best part was how… » 6/14/06 9:31am 6/14/06 9:31am