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Looks familiar, doesn’t it? The 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan, recently revealed for the Canadian market, is essentially the 2016 Scion iA, which in turn, is basically a Mazda 2 Sedan – try wrapping that around your head. So then, what exactly is different here? To be honest, not much.

For starters, the Yaris Sedan looks like a carbon copy of its Scion counterpart with the same stylised headlights and gaping hexagonal front grille with chrome surround. Elsewhere, the car is equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels while the rear is rear pure Mazda 2 Sedan save for the different badges attached to its rump and the addition of a chromed tailpipe.

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Under the bonnet, the 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan is powered by the same 1.5 litre SkyActiv four-cylinder petrol engine found in the Scion iA. Said mill puts out a total of 106 hp and is paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel efficiency figures include a rating of 6.7 l/100 km on the combined cycle for the manual gearbox while the automatic transmission records a figure of 6.4 l/100 km.

Inside, the 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan is equipped as standard with a multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, power windows and powered door locks. For a more premium outlook, soft-touch material and chrome accents are littered around the cabin.

The automatic variant allows owners to opt for what the brand calls a ‘Premium Package’ that adds on a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, six speakers, two USB ports, heated front seats, aluminium alloy wheels, fog lights and a reverse camera.

Now on sale in Canada, the 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan is priced from US$16,995 (RM75,165) for the manual variant while the automatic version will cost potential owners US$18,200 (RM80,494). The aforementioned ‘Premium Package’ option will require owners to fork out another additional US$2,000 (RM8,845).