Yaris gets to show its true colours

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

YARIS PRICES

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

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

One of three new bitone colours for the Yaris, the crim­son metal­lic com­bined with metal­lic black.

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