Following on from the launch of the new Yaris petrol earlier on this year, the brand new Yaris self-charging hybrid has arrived to Irish dealerships and is available from €23,055* or €143/ month** with Toyota Financial Services.
The new hybrid is the most efficient hybrid yet, and has jumped from 2nd generation hybrid technology in the outgoing model, to 4th generation technology, as seen in Ireland’s best-selling car, the Corolla hybrid.
Overall efficiency has increased by 20%, which typically would be at the cost of performance. In fact, power is 16% higher at 116 DIN hp (total system output), with a 15% improvement in 0-100 km/h acceleration, to 9.7 seconds, and sharper response to the driver’s use of accelerator.
The car’s all-electric EV capabilities have been transformed and EV driving is possible for longer periods in urban traffic, with the Yaris hybrid driving up to 80% of the time in EV mode. This means drivers can enjoy many of the benefits of a battery electric vehicle, but at a lower price and with no concerns about when or where the battery can be recharged.
CO2 emissions have dropped to 88 g/km and the WLTP combined cycle fuel economy figure is 3.9 l/100/km, a 20% improvement.
These values are unprecedented for a Toyota model and demonstrate the ability of hybrid electric technology to deliver even higher efficiency, without sacrificing performance. Similar to the new Minor-change C-HR, customers will now be able to see the amount of time they are in EV mode in the new Yaris self-charging hybrid, with some of Toyota’s C-HR achieving up to 83% of their journey time in EV mode.
The latest generation Yaris, has been redesigned both inside and out. Toyota’s spirit of continuous improvement helped define its new shape, new tech and better performance. Its new dynamic design and an engaging interior will appeal to those who are motivated by stylish looks, a dynamic drive, and those who want a progressive car that has less impact. The Yaris’ exterior design concept is defined as ‘Condensed and Agile’- always ready to move and enjoy.
The interior design follows a ‘less-is-more’ principle, creating an open and spacious area for the driver and front passenger. High-quality materials can include an innovative felt trim finish for the door panels and, for the first time in a Yaris, a soft-touch instrument panel to deliver a warmer cabin ambience.
The new Yaris is the first application of the Toyota New Global Architecture – TNGA – philosophy to a small car through the new GA-B platform. The GA-B platform is central to the Yaris’ improved dynamic performance, giving a lower centre of gravity and much greater body rigidity, along with lower noise and vibration levels.
This approach is complemented by advances in active and passive systems to create the world’s safest compact car. Reinforcing its reputation as a segment leader in safety, the Toyota Yaris again raises the standard. True to Toyota’s commitment to democratising safety, it benefits from a greater range of Toyota Safety Sense active systems as standard, including Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as Lane Trace Assist, Emergency Steering Assist and Intersection Turn Assistance.
The functionality of the Pre-Collision System has been increased so that it can detect pedestrians by day and night and cyclists in daytime driving. New Yaris also offers segment-first Intersection Turn Assistance to recognise collision risks with oncoming traffic and pedestrians when making a turn at a crossroads, and is the first Toyota to be equipped with centre airbags. These help prevent driver and passenger colliding with each other in a side impact. With these provisions and the benefit of significantly increased body rigidity from the GA-B platform, Toyota aims to make the new Yaris the world’s safest small car.
The new Yaris can be equipped with other high-tech convenience features such as LED headlamps, an 8” Touchscreen display, Smart Entry and special ambient cabin lighting around the driver’s cockpit. The steering wheel size has been reduced for better visibility supporting the ‘eyes on the road, hands on the wheel’ concept.
Finally, all new Yaris Hybrid models enable seamless, wireless smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing users easy access to their favourite apps using the car’s central multimedia control screen.
Steve Tormey, Chief Executive of Toyota Ireland commented on the announcement: “The Yaris is a much loved and iconic model in the Toyota range and we’re delighted to introduce the new self-charging hybrid to Ireland. The Yaris will be our most efficient hybrid to date and is in EV mode up to 80% of the time.
Along with this we have introduced a range of safety equipment, aiming to make the Yaris the safest compact car. As the Yaris is our most affordable hybrid, we’re democratising safety so everyone has access to it to the most up-to-date safety technology.
With its ‘ready to go’ style and unrivalled combination of engaging performance and outstanding economy this car will be perfect for customers with an eye for design, a desire to make sustainable choices.”
The Yaris hybrid is now available in Toyota dealerships. Interested customers are advised to contact their dealership and go online to use our virtual tools to explore the new Yaris.
*Price excludes delivery and related fees.
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