Toyota special edition gets more kit and a lower price tag
21 December 2006

One of our few criticisms of the Toyota Yaris is that although it’s small, the price tag isn't. But now Toyota UK's bringing out a bargain special edition called the Yaris Zinc.

This new version of the clever supermini shares its specification with the Yaris T3. That means it gets front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags, air conditioning, a six-speaker CD audio system and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. To all that, Toyota is also adding alloy wheels and metallic paint, and it's knocking £615 off the price.

That means it’ll cost you £9695 for a three-door 1.3 VVTi, or £11,165 for a five-door 1.4-litre D-4D. While still not quite a new year bargain, it's certainly more like what we were hoping for from the world’s most profitable car company.

Our Verdict

Toyota Yaris

The original Toyota Yaris was a landmark car, since then it has lost ground to more talented rivals. Can it regain its crown from the formidable and long in the tooth Ford Fiesta?

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