The launch of the new Toyota Yaris represents an important event in the history of Toyota Motor Europe. Following the trend initiated by the new AYGO, the new Yaris features more distinctive stylistic aspects. They strengthen Yaris emotional appeal without sacrificing any of the rational strength of the original car, such as package and durability. The Yaris is at top of it's class which features cars like the Honda Jazz, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza.
The Toyota Yaris front benefits from the development of Toyota's "Keen Look and Under Priority" design concepts enhanced by the cross-shaped structure with the top and bottom parts separated. At the rear, the redesigned bumper incorporating a diffuser, the introduction of a new LED rear light cluster with light guide patterns and the sculpted licence plate garnish give the Yaris a stronger stance on the road. The new Yaris has benefited from major work aimed at significantly improving suspension comfort and sound insulation, as well as efficient handling and driving pleasure.
The interior has undergone some important modifications aimed at improving driving pleasure and onboard comfort. Efforts have focused particularly on the quality of the materials which, both in feel and appearance, have significantly changed. The new Yaris further benefits from a range of all-new seat trims, with a new fabric pattern and colour for each grade. Grade differentiation is further strengthened by an increased number of interior colour schemes; Red, Tan and Black finishes now complement the existing Grey/Dark Grey interior.
Now featuring the latest, Toyota Touch 2 multimedia systems, the console touch screen has been increased in size from 6.1" to 7". This visually emphasises one of the Yaris' unique features. The headlamp clusters themselves incorporate new projector lamp technology for both high and low beams, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
The Toyota Yaris range offers 4 powertrains, two petrol, one diesel and one hybrid. The hybrid Yaris stands out for its silent running, comfort and easy handling, particularly in urban areas where the hybrid system allows the car to run solely in electric mode or with a limited and therefore silent use of the combustion engine. The automatic transmission ensures a smooth drive without any jerkiness, giving a comfortable and reassuring driving experience, both for the driver and their passengers.
After 17 years away, the all-conquering Toyota team is back in the FIA World Rally Championship with the 2017 Yaris WRC. This has inspired the new limited-edition Yaris GRMN: a full-blooded hot hatch tuned and tested on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife, now available to pre-order with a £1,000 reservation fee.
The Yaris GRMN is unique in the European hot hatch market thanks to a sensational supercharged 1.8-litre engine producing more than 210bhp.
All this power is delivered to the front wheels through a six-speed manual transmission creating ‘best-in-class’ times, both for the sprint from 0 to 62mph, and acceleration from 50 to 75mph in fourth gear.
Don't miss out! Yaris GRMN is available today!
Offered only in three-door form, the Yaris GRMN rides on 17-inch BBS multi-spoke alloys and is fitted with a bespoke, black wing-type rear spoiler.
Features include front and rear bumper designs, a rear diffuser and a distinctive centre exhaust tailpipe, sports seats and small-diameter, leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The GRMN model will carry the eye-catching white, red and black flash detailing on the bonnet and sills reflecting colours of the WRC car.
From Rally to Road
* Subject to final homologation
“The GRMN’s feisty character soon begins to assert itself . . . one that inevitably recalls memories of how hot hatches used to be”
- EVO MAGAZINE
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