Toyota Yaris: Toyota upgrades its Yaris and Yaris hybrid models

When it was first launched, the Toyota Yaris caused a stir and was considered to be a landmark in the car industry but over time it has lost ground to many of its competitors.

New Toyota Yaris for 2014

The 2014 Toyota Yaris

That might now change with news that Toyota is upgrading its Yaris and the Yaris Hybrid models for 2014.

There’s now a simple line-up for the Toyota Yaris with potential buyers just having to choose from the Active, Icon, Icon Plus and Trend models.

Anyone opting for the Yaris Hybrid can choose from the Active, Icon Plus and Trend models.

Great spec levels for the 2014 Toyota Yaris

The upper end of the Toyota Yaris range come with a high spec level in the Icon Plus model which has 15-inch alloys, climate and cruise control as well as automatic headlights and wipers.

The Toyota Yaris Trend has 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, auto lights and wipers, rear spoiler and an automatic dimming rear-view mirror.

There’s also an added incentive for anyone wanting the Toyota Yaris 1.4 D-4D diesel engine model which now has now dipped below the 100g/km to qualify for zero road tax (VED).

The diesel version of the Toyota Yaris is also kinder of the wallet when it comes to filling up as the combined cycle economy has improved from 72.4mpg to 74.3mpg.

Kit levels on the entry-level Toyota Yaris are quite impressive and include electric front windows, six speaker audio system, USB audio connections as well as stability control and traction control.

Personalise your Toyota Yaris with option packs

Buyers of the Toyota Yaris can also personalise their car by taking up the offer of option packs which include a package offering keyless entry and push button start and a protection pack which includes front and rear parking sensors, floor mats, black side mouldings and mudflaps.

Buyers of the Icon Plus and Trend versions of the Toyota Yaris can upgrade to an impressive multimedia system from the carmaker which features satellite navigation as well as Google search functions and a range of useful, downloadable applications.

The Icon Plus also has an option to add a matt black C-pillar decal to create a ‘floating roof’ effect, plus dark-tinted rear privacy glass and a fixed panoramic roof.

Prices for the Toyota Yaris range start at £10,895 for the three door Active 1.0 VVT-i and rise to £15,995 for the five door Trend 1.33 VVT-i.

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