3.4.2012 Toyota confirms Yaris Hybrid pricing
Order books for the new Toyota Yaris hybrid are now open, and the first UK deliveries will be on July 1st. Priced at just £14,995, it will be the UK's lowest priced full hybrid model.
Toyota's refined Hybrid Synergy Drive system uses a 1.5 litre VVT-i petrol engine, nickel-metal hydride battery pack and CVT transmission, which results in lowest-in-class CO2 emissions from just 79 g/km.
There are three available trim grades, each with five doors – T3, T4 and T Spirit. The T3 and T4 versions return 79 gCO2/km which translates to fuel economy of 80.7 mpg, whilst the T Spirit model's official figures are 85 g/km and 76 mpg.
All three trim versions have emissions below the crucial 100 gCO2/km mark, qualifying the new Yaris Hybrid for VED road tax exemption, congestion charge exemption and just a 10% Benefit-in-Kink (BIK) company car tax rating. These all help significantly in keeping running costs low.
Although the Yaris is a small car, no cabin or boot space has been sacrificed by introducing the hybrid powertrain. Every element of Toyota's existing Hybrid Synergy Drive system, already used in the Prius and Auris Hybrid models, has been made smaller and lighter so that it can be fitted into the existing Yaris body shell, without taking up valuable interior space.
Toyota's Touch and Go system is available in the Yaris Hybrid, at an additional cost of £650. This adds satellite navigation and advanced Bluetooth features, plus the ability to access Google Local Search and connected services, such as live parking and fuel price information and local weather forecasts.
The T3 trim level Yaris will cost £14,995, the T4 is £15,895 and the higher specification T Spirit model will cost £16,995 on the road. Each are in Band A for VED road tax, meaning zero annual charge and no fee for entering the congestion charge zone in London. Insurance groups will be announced in June.
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