Toyota reveals pricing and specifications for updated Yaris hatchback, with order books already open

The facelifted Toyota Yaris has gone on sale, with prices starting from £10,995. Order books for the updated hatchback have opened today, with first deliveries getting under way in August. 

Adopting some of the design themes from the new Aygo - such as its cross-faced front-end design - Toyota is promising improved driving dynamics and a revised suspension setup for the upgraded car. Its engine line-up is carried over from the current Yaris, meaning a range of 1.0- and 1.33-litre petrols alongside a 1.4-litre diesel and 1.5-litre hybrid.

The big change in the Yaris range comes with its specification, which sees the current Active and Icon trim levels joined by new Sport and Excel models.

Entry-level Active models come with powered front windows, and an audio system with USB and auxiliary connections, while Icon trim adds 15-inch alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, air conditioning, Toyota's infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity. Higher-spec Sport versions get 16-inch alloys, LED daytime running lights, a DAB radio and rear privacy glass, while top-spec Excel trim adds cruise control, climate control and automatic headlights and wipers.

The range starts at £10,995 for a three-door 1.0-litre model in Active specification, rising to £17,695 for a 1.5-litre Hybrid in Excel trim.

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1 July 2014
Oh dear. Toyota seem to have some strange ideas about how to make their cars look more interesting. That huge chunk of black plastic on the front just looks awful to my eyes.

1 July 2014
I'm ok with how it looks, it's a reasonably funky little thing. But.. the pricing is way too optimistic. £11-18K? That's Fiesta/208 money, and the Yaris is certainly not up to B-segment standard. it should be £8-14K max. FAIL.

rxl

2 July 2014
michael knight wrote:

I'm ok with how it looks, it's a reasonably funky little thing. But.. the pricing is way too optimistic. £11-18K? That's Fiesta/208 money, and the Yaris is certainly not up to B-segment standard. it should be £8-14K max. FAIL.

what non-sense are you talking??! Yaris IS a B-segment, the A-segment is fulfilled by Aygo. And a Yaris is as good as a Fiesta and is way better build and reliable than a crappy 208.
the fail here is your comment...

rxl

2 July 2014
to me the Yaris restyling was well achieved. sleek looking and sportier. their engine already were good (i dislike small turbo engines by the way ...) and if they improve their dynamics it could finally as good as a Fiesta.

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