The New Toyota Yaris – Overview

With great fanfare Toyota has introduced its new Yaris in the light car class

It’s slightly shorter and lower than the previous model

They are powered by a new three-cylinder engine which is not tiny at 1.5 litre capacity

Improved fuel efficiency including a hybrid option that is rated at just 3.3 litres per 100 kms

Safety features are really quite stunning. There’s automatic Emergency Braking, 8 airbags and system to detect turning traffic, pedestrians and in the day time cyclists

Assistance features include adaptive cruise control as standard in all models.  Not even the new Audi A4/A5 models have that.

But it comes at a price

The base model is $22,130 plus on roads and that’s a manual. That’s only some $1,700 below an entry level Corolla

CVT automatic is a reasonable $1,500 extra

Top of the line ZR Hybrid CVT $32,100 plus on roads

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