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Spec upgrades for Toyota Yaris

By Charl Bosch - Jun 11, 2015
Spec upgrades for Toyota Yaris

Having received an extensive facelift last year, Toyota South Africa has now afforded its Yaris supermini with a revised range of standard equipment.

While external changes are limited to the addition of front foglights with chrome surrounds for the base 1.0-litre model as well as daytime running lights across the range, the entre four model line-up now includes a leather covered steering wheel and gearknob, electric windows all around and the latest version of Toyota’s Touch infotainment system now incorporating Bluetooth.

Underneath the bonnet, engine options remain unchanged with the aforementioned three cylinder still producing 51 kW and 95 N.m of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox is entrusted with sending power to the front wheels whilst propelling it from 0-100 km/h in 15.3 sec and on to a top speed of 155 km/h. Toyota claims combined fuel consumption is rated at 5.0 L/100 km and emissions below the 120g/km threshold at 117 g/km.

One up, the 1.3-litre four cylinder churns out 73 kW and 125 N.m of torque and can be have with either a six-speed manual or a Multidrive S Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Top speed for both is rated at 175 km/h with the manual reaching 100 km/h in 11.7 sec and the CVT in 12.5 sec.

Fuel consumption comes in at 5.6 L/100 km and 5.5 L/100 km respectively with emission being rated at 131 g/km and 127 g/km.

Completing the range, the Hybrid combines an electric motor with a 1.5-litre four cylinder to produce 74 kW and 111 N.m of torque. A CVT helps it reach 100 km/h in 11.8 sec and on to 165 km/h. Fuel consumption is a claimed 3.6 L/100 km and emission at just 82 g/km.

A three year / 100 000 km warranty is standard on all petrol models while the Hybrid extends this to eight year or 195 000 km due to its battery. A three year / 45 000 service plan is however available on all models.



1.051 kW / 91 N.mR170 000
1.373 kW / 125 N.mR196 500
1.3 Multidrive S73 kW / 125 N.mR207 600
1.5 Hybrid74 kW / 111 N.mR277 000


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