The Toyota Yaris got a makeover and it looks better than ever. Auto Mart takes a closer look at what to expect and highlights some of the features that will make Yaris fans’ hearts skip a beat. Already convinced that the Yaris is your next set of wheels? Visit Auto Mart and find a Toyota Yaris for sale today!
Highlights and features of the latest Yaris
The new Toyota Yaris comes with notable alterations to its rear. New horizontal taillights have replaced the previous vertical units. The Yaris also features a new headlight that seems to flow into a redesigned bumper. South Africans will also notice that the new Yaris comes built with a Y-shaped garnish that seems very similar to our national flag.
Other notable changes come in the interior. This car’s interior comes with new colours, trim details and a revised three spoke steering wheel, making the interior more visually appealing than previous Yaris models.
From a performance perspective, there has been quite a few changes to the Yaris Toyota. The new Yaris claims to be 12% more fuel efficient than its predecessor. The Yaris managed to achieve this by having a higher compression ratio, very efficient thermal efficiency value and an electronic control mechanism that optimises the phase shift of the car’s intake camshaft.
What is quite astonishing is that Toyota has managed to keep the Toyota Yaris price relatively low while improving the vehicle’s appearance and performance capabilities. This means that you will be getting more value for your money with the new Yaris.
The comfort inspired interior of the Toyota Yaris
The Toyota Yaris comes with a great interior built with comfort and safety in mind. As a standard, the interior comes built with a Radio, USB, Bluetooth and display auto, steering wheel switches, intermittent windshield wipers and front and rear power windows.
The Toyota Hybrid model comes with additional interior features such as the Push Start functionality and back monitor.
The Yaris now comes built with an amazing touch screen multimedia system giving you greater ability to entertain any passengers you may be carrying in your vehicle.
This system also allows you to answer your phone without physically touching it, send and receive messages, and if you buy the Toyota Hybrid you will also get a multimedia system that comes built with a rear view camera to improve your driving experience.
You will find that the interior trim comes in black and light grey, with the Yaris Pulse Plus CVT model coming with a full black trim.
Exterior and safety features found in the Yaris
When it comes to the car’s exterior, the Toyota Yaris packs quite a punch. The car has been designed to have an almost fluid like appearance. Both the Hybrid and the petrol version come with redesigned door panels.
Yaris models also come with 15 inch alloy wheels giving the vehicle an almost premium like appearance, the different models sharing the same grille and bumpers. Interestingly, these are also the features that have been experienced the most change.
Specifications of the Toyota Yaris
When it comes to performance and specifications, the new Toyota Yaris does not disappoint. The Yaris range boasts a top speed of 175 km/h and an astonishing acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 11.7 seconds.
More importantly, you can be rest assured that you are buying a car that has very easy handling and very little engine noise. Here is a more detailed breakdown of the specifications of each model available in the new Yaris Toyota range:
|1.0 Pulse Yaris||1.5 Pulse MT||1.5 Pulse CVT | 1.5 Pulse CVT Plus||1.5 Pulse Toyota Hybrid|
|Displacement||998 cm³||1496 cm³||1496 cm³||1497 cm³|
|Maximum Power||51 kW @ 6 000 rpm||82 kW @ 6 000 rpm||82 kW @ 6 000 rpm||54 kW @ 4 800 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||95 Nm @ 4 300 rpm||136 Nm @ 4 400 rpm||136 Nm @ 4 400 rpm||111 Nm @ 3 600 – 4 400 rpm|
(0 – 100 km/h)
|15.3 seconds||11.0 seconds||11.2 seconds||11.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||155 km/h||175 km/h||175 km/h||165 km/h|
|Combined Cycle Fuel Consumption||5.0 litres / 100 km||5.0 litres / 100 km||4.8 litres / 100 km||3.6 litres / 100 km|
|Toyota Yaris Price starting at:||R 199 000||R 228 700||R 241 400 | R 249 600||R 307 200|
Accessories for your Yaris
If you are the kind of person who likes a car that comes with good accessories, you will be happy to know that the Yaris comes with quite a few exterior extras. These include:
- Front Set Mudguards – designed to offer protection for the vehicle’s body against muddy conditions. This accessory comes at an added price of R427
- A 150 Micron Toyota Safety Film Kit – this reinforce the glass on your Yaris ensuring greater protection in the event of an accident. If you want this accessory included on your Yaris you will have to pay an additional R2,312 to the standard Toyota Yaris price
- A 100 Micron Toyota Safety Film Kit
- A Wheel Lock Nut Kit – each Wheel Lock Nut comes with a unique coded key allowing for greater security. This extra accessory will set you back an extra R586
All-in-all, the new Toyota Yaris is a great vehicle. At a starting price of around R200 000 the entry level car is a great buy with high performance capabilities.
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