The new Toyota Yaris has been revealed with a facelifted design, new engine and upgraded tech, last month. Now went on sale in Britain.
Prices starting from Â£ 12,495, the Ford Fiesta rival range starts with the 1.0-litre petrol Active spec has standard fit features, including a collision, and the lane departure warning system, automatic headlamps and wipers with rain sensor, as well as Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system.
Above this are five trim levels – Icon, Icon, Tech, Design, Bi-Tone, and Excel, and a choice of two transmissions, a 1.5-liter petrol and a hybrid, which mates an electric motor to drive.
As you work the range, the standard kit expands to include 15in alloy wheels (top models get 16in wheels), automatic climate control, projector headlamps, a 4.2 infotainment system touchscreen, satellite navigation, reversing camera and parking sensors.
The new Yaris is naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine replaces the old car’s 1.33-liter and produces 110bhp and 100lb ft of torque with a 0-62 mph time of 11.0 sec. The hybrid engine achieves CO2 emissions of as low as 75 g/km.
The Yaris hybrid accounted for 40% of European sales for the pre-facelift car. The new model gets new engine mounts, roll limiter, the transmission shafts to the front and seat, which Toyota says that it will help reduce noise and vibration. It is also asserted that the adjustments of the suspension and steering were made to improve the hybrid model, running and driving precision.
The new exterior design gives the Yaris a more sporty look, with a new front bumper and headlights as well as redesigned rear with new rear lights.
Over the regular Yaris range is a new Yaris hot hatch called the Yaris GRMN, which has a 205bhp turbocharged petrol engine.