Toyota has unveiled the new Yaris.
The car is slightly larger than the previous model – 165mm lengthways and 5mm in width – and offers more interior room, said Toyota.
The exterior has also received a facelift, with updated headlights and grille part of the new package.
Toyota said the increase in size and new design produces a “profile reminiscent of its larger sibling, the Auris”.
Power delivery is taken care of by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, utilising dual VVT-i and a DOHC 16-valve layout.
“The engine delivers a rev-happy 79kW and 140Nm. A singular engine option is carried across the range,” said Toyota.
Top speed for the manual models is 180km/h, with the CVT model is geared for 170km/h.
Fuel consumption is listed as 5.9 litres and 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres, for the manual and CVT respectively.
The new Yaris models on offer are detailed below:
- 1.5 Xi MT – R230,800
- 1.5 Xs MT – R253,400
- 1.5 Xs CVT – R268,500
- 1.5 Cross – R268,500
- 1.5 Sport – R286,000
All Yaris models come with a 3-year/45,000km service plan and 3-year/100,000km warranty. Service intervals are set at 15,000 kilometres.