The Toyota Yaris (Japanese: トヨタ ・ヤリス, Toyota Yarisu) is a subcompact car sold by Toyota since 1999, replacing the Starlet and Tercel.
Toyota has used the “Yaris” name on export versions of various Japanese-market models, with some markets receiving the same vehicles under the Toyota Echo name through 2005. In North America, most Yaris sedan models marketed from 2015 and most Yaris hatchback models marketed from 2019 are rebadged versions of the Mazda2 that are produced and developed by Mazda for Toyota.
The “Yaris” name is derived from “Charis”, the singular form of Charites, the Greek goddesses of charm and beauty. For the fourth generation model, the “Yaris” name is used worldwide, including Japan, which replaces the “Vitz” name.