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Are you the facelifted Toyota Yaris?

Published by Mazda Blogs on March 29th, 2014

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Toyota Yaris

As basic transportation goes, there’s not a lot to complain about with the Toyota Yaris. The five-door hatch (not to mention its JDM cousin, the Vitz) are due for upgrades, though, having toddled along in its current form since the 2011 model year. Now, we have what looks to be leaked images of the new Yaris, straight from a Japanese brochure.

The next-gen Yaris was previewed in Frankfurt by the Yaris Hybrid-R Concept. Surprisingly, both the standard version and the RS (shown above) share a strong resemblance with the Frankfurt concept. That gaping lower intake remains, while a pointy, sharp front end shares a resemblance with the new Aygo city car (though the Yaris won’t have a giant X on its face like its smaller cousin). The lower intake is flanked by a pair of what we’re guessing are non-functional grilles, which house the fog lights. There are only a few small images of the rear of the car, which looks more like an evolution of the current five-door hatch.

The interior looks rather racy, with a small, thick-rimmed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and black cloth seats with red contrast stitching. There’s a bright red button to the right of the steering wheel on this right-hand-drive JDM model, which could indicate the arrival of pushbutton start. Under hood of this Mazda-built Toyota should be a Mazda Skyactiv engine. That gives us hope that this latest Toyota compact will be imbued with some sense of driving fun.

Take a look up top at the brief gallery of leaked images, and then head into Comments and let us know what you think.

Are you the facelifted Toyota Yaris? originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda UK’s Black edition MX-5 and Mazda2 can be had in any color… as long as it’s not black?

Published by admin on August 23rd, 2011

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Mazda MX-5 Miata Black Limited Edition

You’d expect a car labeled Black Edition to actually be, you know…black. Whether it’s a Porsche, a Hummer or a Unimog. But then again Mercedes-AMG’s top line of performance models are called the Black Series, and you can get those in any color you want. So maybe it’s a page out of that playbook that Mazda has taken with its latest special edition.

Mazda’s latest specials are available exclusively in the UK, and celebrate the success of the MX-5 GT race car. It’s available on both the MX-5 Miata hardtop roadster and the Mazda2 five-door hatch, and while either can be ordered in green, red or white, it’s the black trim on everything from the roof to the wheels that sets them apart and gives them their name.

Only 500 examples of the MX-5 Sport Black shown above will be offered, while the Mazda2 Black will give birth to 618 offspring, each packing all the bells and whistles to go along with the darkened trim. Details in the press release after the jump, with images in the high-res gallery.

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Mazda UK’s Black edition MX-5 and Mazda2 can be had in any color… as long as it’s not black? originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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