The Toyota Yaris arrived in 2005, replacing the Toyota Echo.
The Yaris name was actually used overseas since the original Starlet replacement arrived in 1999, but Australia adopted the global ‘Yaris’ nameplate in '05. One thing that hasn’t changed throughout the Yaris’s lifetime is its usefulness and practicality, thanks to clever touches that make the most of the diminutive space on offer. The Yaris is available in a range of specifications, hatch and sedan body styles and with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The auto-only sedan was not updated when the third-generation Yaris arrived in 2011, and continues to sell in second-generation guise alongside the newer hatch.