The new 2014 Toyota Yaris and Yaris Hybrid go on sale today, with new grade line-ups that prioritise the features today’s customers value most. There is an added incentive for the 1.4 D-4D diesel Yaris, which now dips below the 100g/km CO2threshold to qualify for a zero annual road tax bill.
1.4 D-4D engine
The on-going cost of car ownership is a significant consideration for customers and Toyota has taken steps to make its 1.4 D-4D diesel-powered Yaris even more wallet-friendly. Engineering revisions have improved the unit’s efficiency and brought its official CO2emissions figure down from 104g/km to 99g/km.
As a result, the 2014 Yaris 1.4 D-4D Icon Plus model is in Band A for road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty), with no annual charge. Less money will be spent on filling up as well, as combined cycle economy has improved from 72.4mpg to 74.3mpg.
2014 Yaris Hybrid
The 2014 Yaris Hybrid follows the pattern set by its sister model in adopting a new grade structure, albeit with different equipment specifications.
Active and Icon Plus grades replace the previous T3 and T4, with Trend taking on the role of flagship in place of the T Spirit. Across the board the standard features have been refreshed to reaffirm Yaris Hybrid’s status as an advanced, innovative competitor in the supermini market.
Toyota made good use of customer feedback to determine the new specification for the Yaris Hybrid Trend, including the introduction of the C-pillar decal to create the floating roof look. Other styling elements include a rear spoiler, 16-inchTrend alloys and part-leather seat upholstery, while the equipment manifest includes auto headlights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power windows all-round and keyless entry with push-button start.
2014 Yaris Hybrid prices
|Icon Plus||1.5 VVT-i||CVT||5dr||£16,495|