THE SMALL­EST OP­TION

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TOY­OTA YARIS HY­BRID

A few years later, Toy­ota launched the Yaris Hy­brid. This im­pres­sive lit­tle tyke recorded a ver­i­fied fuel con­sump­tion fig­ure of 1.7l/100km in our hands, which is the low­est con­sump­tion fig­ure we’ve ever seen.

Best of all, we weren’t even try­ing. The Yaris makes it so easy to achieve stel­lar fuel econ­omy with­out hav­ing to re­sort to hy­per­mil­ing tac­tics.

It’s not the most spa­cious hatch around but it does make a lot of sense if you in­tend to use it as a sec­ond car. Bounce around the city us­ing as lit­tle fuel as pos­si­ble dur­ing the week and you’ll feel less guilty about fir­ing up the Land Cruiser V8 over the week­ends.

As the top-of-the-line model in the range, the Yaris Hy­brid was equipped with ev­ery gad­get avail­able at the time.

The later mod­els re­main ex­pen­sive but the ear­li­est ver­sions can be pur­chased with low mileage for less than the price of a new Dat­sun Go.

Price: r135 000 Year: 2015 en­gine: 1.5-litre petrol + elec­tric mo­tor Mileage: 37 000km

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