Automotive News Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market.
1) 2020 TOYOTA YARIS
Toyota ended production of the 2019 Yaris this year because of tepid sales. Surely that means the end of the line for the quirky subcompact, right? Actually, Toyota dug in with a redesigned Yaris (shown above) — based on a Mazda platform and assembled in Mexico — for the 2020 model year. Toyota is pitching the Yaris to urban drivers, saying the car’s small stature is ideal for tight parking spaces. Sixteen-inch steel alloy wheels are standard as is a 17.5-centimetre display and low-speed pre-collision warning system. The engine is a 106-horsepower 1.5-litre inline four-cylinder. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a six-speed automatic is optional.
2) 2020 MERCEDES-AMG A35