Toyota GB has confirmed pricing for its all-new fourth-generation Yaris hybrid hatchback, which is now available to order.
Prices start at £19,910 and the brand has introduced PCP offers with zero per cent APR available for up to 42 months, making it as affordable as the current model, in terms of the monthly payments required.
The new model is built on Toyota’s latest platform, which underpins the recently-launched Corolla, C-HR and RAV4.
It features a new hybrid 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, delivering a 22% improvement in efficiency and 16% more power than the engine in the previous Yaris.
With 116PS, the new Yaris can accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.7 seconds and is capable of running on electric at up to 80mph.
The engine is directly derived from the four-cylinder 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre hybrid systems that were introduced in the new Corolla, RAV4 and Camry.
It also uses a new lithium-ion hybrid battery, giving increased output that enables quicker vehicle acceleration. As well as being more powerful, the battery is 27% lighter than the nickel-metal hydride battery it replaces.
The four-model line-up includes Icon, Design, Dynamic and Excel trim grades. Prices start at £19,910 for the Icon.
Standard features include Toyota Safety Sense, automatic headlights and wipers, air conditioning electronic parking brake and smartphone integration via a seven-inch touchscreen.
Design grade, priced at £20,970 , comes with LED headlights, an eight-inch touchscreen and ‘binocular’ instrument display.
Dynamic (£21,920) features 17-inch alloy wheels, sports seats, keyless entry and JBL speaker system.
The Excel (£22,220) builds on the Design grade with leather upholstery, electric folding door mirrors and blind-spot monitor.
Toyota says the new Yaris is designed to be the world’s safest compact car, featuring “significant advances” in both active and passive safety systems.
Advanced driver assistance systems include full speed-range intelligent adaptive cruise control and lane trace assist fitted as standard on every new Yaris.
The new Yaris is lower and wider than the current model, enhancing its road presence and stability, but not impacting practicality.
A lower centre of gravity and lower driving position contribute to enhanced dynamic qualities; making the new Yaris more engaging to drive.
The interior has been designed to maximise space and comfort. For the first time, the new Yaris features soft-touch materials inside.
First deliveries will commence in September.