It seems as though there has been yet another case of mistaken vehicle identity spreading around the Internet, much like the “new Alza” that was caught on Facebook earlier. This new case, also on the social medium, comes from Thailand instead, but is already making waves in Malaysia. And, as you can see, it’s about an “all-new Vios.”

Clearly, this isn’t an “all-new Vios.” What it actually is, is a picture of a Canadian-market Toyota Yaris Sedan. The confusion is somewhat understandable, because the model we know as the Vios was once known as the Toyota Yaris Sedan in certain markets. The model is also currently known as the Scion iA in the US.

What makes this Toyota Yaris Sedan, and ultimately this story, even more interesting, is the fact that the Canadian-market model pictured here is actually a rebadged Mazda 2. It may have a unique front fascia, but one look at the rear and interior will tell all about this model’s associations with the B-segment Mazda.

The 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan here is even powered by the same 1.5 litre SkyActiv four-cylinder petrol engine found in the Mazda 2. The engine has a total of 106 hp and is paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Inside, the model is equipped as standard with a familiar three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, free-standing display screen, single-binnacle instrument panel flanked by two digital screens, a rotary dial in the centre console and more of what you’ll find in its Zoom-Zoom equivalent.

As for the actual Toyota Vios, an updated version has just been announced in Thailand, featuring a new Dual VVT-i engine, CVT gearbox (putting the old four-speed auto to rest) and, surprise, surprise, VSC stability control as standard!

GALLERY: Toyota Yaris Sedan