Yaris gets to show its true colours
WHILE white and silver are still the go-to colours for most Yaris buyers, Toyota reported “a fairly significant surge” in demand for more exotic hues and to give these buyers what they want, the supermini is now sold in three bi-tone shades.
This colour combo palette brings out distinctive architecture of the new Yaris and Toyota stated the bitone also “plays up the Yaris’s fun-loving persona by bringing a wraparound metallic black exterior treatment for the upper half of the body paired with three, all-new exclusive colour ways”.
It’s worth noting that all Yaris models come generously equipped with daytime running lights (LED for the Hybrid), electric windows all round, leatherclad steering wheel and gear knob, and the latest Toyota touch multimedia system (with Bluetooth hands-free functionality) all fitted as standard.
This, of course, is on top of standard niceties such as 15-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking (with a foldable bayonet key), air conditioning, electric mirrors, power steering, steering controls, dual front and side air bags and ABS with EBD and brake assist.
Kit for the hybrid model (HSD) is even more extensive with the following: reverse camera with guide lines, seven air bags including a knee bag, traction and stability control, keyless push start system, LED daytime running lights and exclusive hybrid badging.
Petrol-powered Yaris variants come with a standard three-year/45 000 km service plan, while the hybrid model comes with a four-year/60 000 km service accompanied by an eightyear/195 000 km hybrid battery warranty. — WR.
1,0 Xs 5dr: R186 700 1,3 Xs 5dr: R215 700 1,3 Xs 5dr: CVT: R228 700 HSD 1.5Xs CVT: R298 000
One of three new bitone colours for the Yaris, the crimson metallic combined with metallic black.