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New Toyota Yaris Specification Revealed

2014 Toyota Yaris Engines, Trims And Equipment

At last. Finally. And about time too. The 2014 Toyota Yaris' specification has been revealed. And it seems it has been worth the wait. Why? Because this supermini is available with a superior range of engines and more trims than its predecessor. Let us start with the engines. The 1.0-litre, 69bhp, petrol is the entry-level option and connected to five-speed manual transmission. This power plant is available with the Active and Icon trim. The former has electric front windows, a six-speaker stereo with USB, tyre pressure monitoring system and traction control. The Icon trim adds fifteen-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights, a rear-view camera, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and front fog lights. Moving through the range there is a 1.3-litre, 99bhp, petrol engine that can be bolted to six-speed manual transmission, or a continuously variable six-speed automatic. This is available with the Icon, Sport and Excel trim. The Sport has a rear spoiler, privacy glass, and LED lights - whereas the Excel has cruise control and part-leather seats. The 1.3-litre 90bhp diesel, in contrast, is produced in six-speed manual/Icon guise only. Finally, the 1.5-litre, 100bhp, petrol/hybrid power plant is teamed to the automatic transmission, and offered with the Icon and Excel trims.

New Toyota Yaris Handling, Ride, Noise And Prices

At last. Finally. And about time too. We now know this supermini is more than a few refined engines and a collection of revised trim levels. The handling, for starters, is superior to its predecessor thanks to increased rigidity in the upper and lower body structure. Further strength comes courtesy of the new windscreen bonding material and thicker dashboard bulkhead. The ride is also superior thanks, in part, to the revised springs and rear torsion beam, etc. The 2014 Yaris is quieter too. Toyota engineers – having listened to customer feedback – have therefore concentrated on three areas. These are the reduction of high-frequency noise from the engine and road surface, the reduction of low frequency noise from the engine, and the reduction of wind noise. Furthermore, like the outgoing model this supermini is available with three or five doors. Both versions look stylish. Motorists can also – based on the manufacturer’s generally excellent reputation - be confident that reliability gremlins should be few and far between. The 2014 Yaris can be ordered now for delivers from August. Prices range from £10,995 to £17,695. Hurray. We now know the prices. At last. Finally. And about time too.