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Toyota gives tiny Yaris new attitude for 2015
Toyota gives tiny Yaris new attitude for 2015

Toyota’s tiniest car, the subcompact Yaris hatchback, is getting an attitude for 2015. The automaker announced Wednesday that it had redesigned the car’s exterior for the upcoming model year to add more “European flavor” to what had been a boring, middle-of-the-pack offering. It also tweaked the interior and added new options. The update to the Yaris is just the latest move by Toyota to inject more style into products that are often criticized for being ho-hum. Notably, the automaker will soon put on sale a heavily refreshed version of the current-generation Camry. The changes to Toyota’s midsize sedan go well beyond what most automakers bring to their...