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The refreshed Toyota Yaris gets a fresh design, a new engine and tweaked trim levels; UK order books are open now
Doug Revolta Autocar
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15 March 2017

The new Toyota Yaris was revealed with a facelifted design, new engine and upgraded tech last month. It has now gone on sale in Britain.

Priced from £12,495, the Ford Fiesta rival's range starts with 1.0-litre petrol Active spec, which has standard fit features including a collision and lane departure warning system, automatic high-beam and rain-sensing wipers, as well as Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system.

Above this are five more trim levels - Icon, Icon Tech, Design, Bi-Tone and Excel - and a choice of two more drivetrains, a 1.5-litre petrol and a hybrid, which mates an electric motor to that unit.

As you work up the range, the standard kit grows to include 15in alloy wheels (top models get 16in wheels), automatic air conditioning, projector headlamps, a 4.2in touchscreen infotainment system, satnav, reverse camera and parking sensors. 

The new Yaris's naturally aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine replaces the old car's 1.33-litre and produces 110bhp and 100lb ft of torque with a 0-62mph time of 11.0sec. The hybrid engine gets CO2 emissions of as low as 75g/km.

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The hybrid Yaris accounted for 40% of European sales for the pre-facelift car. The new model gets new engine mounts, roll restrictor, front driveshafts and subframe which Toyota says will help to reduce noise and vibration. It also claims that adjustments in the suspension and steering have been made to improve the hybrid model’s ride and steering accuracy.

The refreshed exterior design gives the Yaris a sportier look, with a new front bumper and headlights as well as a reworked rear with new tail-lights.

Above the regular Yaris range is a new Yaris hot hatch called the Yaris GRMN, which has a 205bhp supercharged petrol engine.

Toyota Yaris GRMN prototype driven

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a6rnh 16 March 2017

Better than the Corsa

It looks better than the Corsa, but then again, my intestines look better than the Corsa...
owenmahamilton 16 March 2017

UK on sale date

According to the Toyota UK website, the Yaris goes on sale in May, not now.
Tweetmoose 15 March 2017

Yaris? Noris

Worse than their bland uninspiring designs of outgoing models is the contrived, ugly stuff they're hashing out right now. Nothing about this facelift - as extensive at it is - is successful. Next.