Mo­tor­ing Toy­ota Yaris

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - Juliet McGuire juliet@assocmedia.co.za

Toy­ota has breathed life back into the Yaris, es­pe­cially with the 1.5 Cross:

1 Tough love

We love the Cross’s rugged looks, with its black side mould­ing, brushed­metal apron treat­ment, roof rails and black over fend­ers.

2 Specced to the brim

The Cross boasts features such as key­less en­try and push-but­ton start, and a four­s­peaker au­dio sys­tem with USB and Blue­tooth func­tion­al­ity.

3 Loud and proud

A new touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem features full smart­phone in­te­gra­tion and sup­port via Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto pro­to­cols.

4 No guz­zling

The 1,5 ℓ petrol en­gine might have hum­ble power out­puts of just 79kW and 140 N.m, but you’ll save on fuel.

5 Pack it in

The new Yaris has loads of stor­age ar­eas, in­clud­ing two cup-hold­ers in front, a cen­trally mounted con­sole box and a driver-side stor­age bin­na­cle.

TOY­OTA YARIS 1.5 CROSS BOOT SIZE: 310 ℓ . | ECO EL­E­MENT: Fuel ef­fi­ciency of 5,8 ℓ /100km for a man­ual and 5,9 ℓ /100km for a CVT. | SAFETY STAND­OUTS: It might not be a pre­mium car, but it still boasts driver and pas­sen­ger air bags, ISOFIX points, ABS with Brake As­sist, and even Hill As­sist Con­trol, so no more clutch con­trol on those steep hills. | PRICE: R268 500.

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