The 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback is here at the 2019 New York Auto Show. But before you start asking why it looks like a Mazda, or before you start asking any question really, we’ll need to take a trip down memory lane first.
In 2015, Toyota’s now-defunct Scion brand launched the iA sedan, essentially a rebadged version of the Mazda2 sold in other markets. It was pretty good — Mazda bones make for fun cars, after all — and following Scion’s demise, became the Toyota Yaris iA sedan. The weird Scion-ese nomenclature was jettisoned two years ago, and now, Toyota’s dropping the formerly dumpy Yaris Hatchback in favor of another Mazda-made mini.
So, 2020 Yaris Hatch. It’s a Mazda2 hatch. Got it?