The newly face lifted Toyota Yaris has been revealed with a new design elements, a new engine, new trim levels and upgraded technology.
Upgrades for the Yaris include a new 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that will replace the aging 1.33 litre. The new engine produces 110bhp and 100lb ft of torque with a 0-60 time of 11.0 seconds, with improved fuel economy and lower emissions. A hybrid version is also still available and offers C02 emissions as low as 75g/km.
The hybrid is very popular in the European market as total sales for the hybrid make up 40% of all yaris models sold. Toyota has had an overhaul of the noise, ride comfort and handling for the updated 2017 model. New engine mounts, drive shafts, anti roll bars and an all new sub frame make sure the noise and vibration is kept to a minimum. Tweaks to the suspension and steering help improve the overall handling.
The fresh new look of the exterior design have a more sportier look over the original with a new front bumper, headlights and a refreshed rear look with new tail lights.
A new range of interior cloth trims will be made available alongside new colours and dash trims ready for customizing the interior to your liking. A new instrument panel layout features two analogue dials either side of a 4.2 inch colour TFT display that comes as standard on the Mid trim and above.
What is standard on the 2017 Toyota Yaris?
Toyota are clearly thinking that the future of motoring is a safe prospect with the TSS or Toyota Safety Sense available as a standard addition to all trim levels whether it’s the Entry or top of the range Chic model. TSS includes a pre collision system, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beam control and lane departure warning.
The Trim levels are Entry, Mid, Mid +, Bi-tone and the top of the range chic. The current bestselling Mid trim gets some extras in the form of a leather trimmed steering wheel, upgraded interior cloth upholstery and some new chrome detailing inside the headlights alongside other cosmetic tweaks.
Mid + brings in more styling tweaks including a black grille and new 15 inch alloys, The Bi-tone model adds LED daytime running lights 16 inch alloys and a rear spoiler. The Chic adds more cosmetic enhancements with a new grille and chrome detailing.
An official unveiling at the 2017 Geneva motor show in March will be followed by a full release later in the year.