Last year, the Toyota Yaris iA was turning heads all over the place as an incredible option in the subcompact sedan segment. This year, as you might already be aware, Toyota is shedding some of the lettering attached to certain models. Much like the Corolla iM has become the Corolla Hatchback, the Yaris iA is simply dropping its letters to become the 2019 Yaris.
While the title of this page might make it seem like it will be called the 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan in Moline IL, we simply did that to differentiate it from the Yaris Hatchback, which was heretofore known simply as the Yaris. Information regarding the Yaris Hatchback has yet to be released, but considering the Corolla/Corolla Hatchback designation, we imagine the Yaris will be adopting a similar naming pattern.
Outside of the name change, the 2019 Yaris is only receiving a minor facelift for the new model year. The most noticeable improvement is an all-new honeycomb grille, but the most exciting change is that trim levels are coming to the Yaris. In the past, the Yaris iA was a monospec model, but this year the Yaris Sedan will be available in L, LE and XLE trim levels. This means a much wider variety of options both on the inside and outside of the vehicle, beyond simply choosing between exterior color and transmission like in the past.
Some of the premium features making their way to the 2019 Yaris include heated side mirrors with LED turn signals and Smart Key Entry with Push Button Start as standard on the LE and XLE trim levels. The top-of-the-line XLE trim level adds rain-sensing windshield wipers, leatherette seating surfaces, LED headlights, and more. We’re stoked to offer the new 2019 Toyota Yaris right here at Hiland Toyota, so if you’re interested don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.