Toyota Yaris (2011–)

Model History

January 2011

Toyota Yaris launched

Three chain cam engines: 1.0 three cylinder with 69PS, 1.3 four cylinder with 95PS, 1.5 four cylinder with 109PS. All-new CVT-7 transmission offered as an option with all engines. Economy 65.35mpg for 1.5 to 75.3mpg for the 1.33 CVT-7 with stop/start. The 1.3 manual is capable of 68.19mpg. Now 3,885mm long x 1,695mm wide x 1,500mm high.

July 2011

Yaris launched in UK

Working with a five-speed manual transmission, the latest version of the 998cc unit generates 68bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 93Nm at 3,600rpm. Fuel consumption has been improved by four per cent to 58.9mpg and CO2emissions are down by seven per cent to 111g/km.

The 1.33-litre Dual VVT-i engine is also light and compact, with a small bore and long stroke to give a very high power-to-weight ratio. It generates 98bhp at 6,000rpm and, at the peak of a gentle torque curve, 125Nm at 4,000rpm. When matched to the new Multidrive S transmission, fuel economy is 56.5mpg and CO2emissions are 118g/km.

Multidrive S, Toyota’s latest continuously variable transmission (CVT), features a manual override, sequential seven-step mode that the driver can operate using either the gearshift lever or paddle shifts on the steering wheel.

The 1.4-litre D-4D engine is fitted as standard with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and is matched to a six-speed manual transmission. It produces 89bhp at 3,800rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm between 1,800 and 2,800rpm. For new Yaris, combined cycle fuel economy has been improved by seven per cent to 72.4mpg and CO 2 emissions are six per cent lower at 104g/km.

New Yaris will be offered in the UK in four grades – T2, TR, SR and T Spirit – which deliver an emphatic combination of high specification, quality and great value for money. Cars are available to order now, with first deliveries to customers from mid-September.

MODEL ENGINE OTR PRICE
T2 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £11,170
T2 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £11,670
TR 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,260
TR 3dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £12,760
TR 3dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £14,260
TR 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,760
TR 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £13,260
TR 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT MDS £14,260
TR 5dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £14,760
SR 3dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £13,335
SR 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £13,835
SR 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i MDS £14,835
T Spirit 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT £14,385
T Spirit 5dr 1.33 Dual VVT-i MDS £15,385

May 2012

Yaris HSD launched

  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid T3 £14,995
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid T4 £15,895
  • Toyota Yaris Hybrid T Spirit £16,995

Four option packs available for T4and T Spirit versions of Yaris Hybrid, neatly bundling complementary style and protection elements. The Protection Pack (£250) provides mudflaps, Hybrid-branded floor mats, black side mouldings and a boot liner. The Protection+ Pack (£525) provides the same items, plus rear parking sensors and a black rear bumper protector.

The Style Pack (£300) adds Hybrid-branded aluminium scuff plates and chrome-finished side sills and tailpipe trim. Yaris HSD T3 and T4 (15-inch wheels): 0-60mph 11.0 seconds; top speed 106 mph; combined mpg 80.7; CO2 emissions 79g/km .

Yaris HSD T-Spirit (16-inch wheels): 0-60mph 11.0 seconds; top speed 103 mph; combined mpg 76.3; CO2 emissions 85g/km.

December 2013

Yaris revised for 2014

Price hikes of around £500. 1.4 D-4D diesel Yaris now dips below 100g/km CO2. Four-grade Yaris trim levels for 2014: Active, Icon, Icon Plus and Trend. Active and Icon replace T2 and TR, while Icon Plus offers a "high-value" specification and extra styling elements. Trend gains additional equipment features and is top-of-the-range.

Icon Plus has Selena10-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED rear light clusters and front fog lights. Glacier Pearl paint comes with bright chrome tailgate trim. High quality equipment features include automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, power windows front and rear, automatic climate control and, where a manual transmission is fitted, a higher-set centre console design.

GRADE

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

BODYSTYLE

OTR PRICE

Active

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

3dr

£10,895

Active

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

5dr

£11,495

Icon

1.33 VVT-i

6MT

5dr

£13,970

Icon

1.33 VVT-i

MDS CVT

5dr

£14,970

Icon Plus

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

3dr

£12,820

Icon Plus

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

5dr

£13,420

Icon Plus

1.33 VVT-i

6MT

5dr

£14,170

Icon Plus

1.33 VVT-i

MDS CVT

5dr

£15,170

Icon Plus

1.4 D-4D

6MT

5dr

£15,670

Trend

1.33 VVT-i

6MT

5dr

£14,995

Trend

1.33 VVT-i

MDS CVT

5dr

£15,995

April 2014

Toyota Yaris facelifted

To share the look of the Aygo, the Yaris integrates a distinctive cross shape, centred on the front emblem, which separates the new-look upper and lower grilles.

At the rear there are restyled light clusters fitted with LEDs. The car’s overall stance has been improved through detailed changes, including the integration of a diffuser in the rear bumper and a reshaped licence plate surround.

Interior changes include greater feeling of roominess and dynamic appeal; higher levels of perceived quality; and more choice in terms of colours and equipment.

Under the skin, the suspension has been revised to improve both comfort and handling. Noise levels have also been reduced. The range of powertrains for the UK is unchanged, with 1.0 and 1.33-litre petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines, and Yaris’s full hybrid system.

The upper instrument panel has been made thinner, giving the dashboard a stronger horizontal line, and the upper surface of the driver’s instrument binnacle has been restyled to give a slimmer appearance. In conjunction with these changes, the door panel has also been redesigned with a more fluid look, a larger soft-touch area and greater functionality.

The 2014 Yaris is available with four powertrains – two petrol, one diesel and a hybrid. The hybrid system, which already accounts for more than a quarter all Yaris sales in the UK, benefits from adjustments which have brought itsemissions down further, from 79 to 75g/km. Extremely fuel efficient at more than 85.6mpg.

The 1.33 VVT-i petrol and 1.4 D-4D diesel engines have undergone secondary modifications aimed at reducing noise and vibration. The diesel benefits from a new torque road and both feature better insulation for the exhaust system.

The three-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine has undergone significant changes to improve its performance, reduce emissions and cut noise and vibration levels.

July 2014

Prices of 2014 Toyota Yaris announced

The new line-up presents the established Active and Icon grades, joined by new Sport and Excel trims. Yaris Hybrid can be specified in Icon and Excel versions.

Each grade has its own character, differentiated by details such as the interior trim and materials and treatment of various interior and exterior elements, including the lower grille, wheels, seats, centre console and instrument panel.

High equipment levels feature throughout the range, with a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air conditioning and the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system fitted as standard from Icon grade. Climate control air conditioning is standard for all Hybrid models and for Yaris Excel.

Toyota Touch 2 is an updated version of Toyota’s touchscreen multimedia system with a new, higher resolution seven-inch display. The package includes Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, sending and receipt of text messages and audio streaming; a rear-view camera; vehicle information, including trip data, climate control profile; and management of settings for door locking and lighting.

It comes with DAB digital radio as standard, with an FM link that automatically switches the system to FM reception when there is no DAB signal. Toyota Touch 2 is also MirrorLink-ready, allowing users to connect compatible smartphones and operate them entirely using the touchscreen

Toyota Touch 2 with Go is available as an option on Icon, Sport and Excel grades, adding navigation, connected services and access to a range of useful applications, including Toyota Real Time Traffic and services such as fuel prices, weather and parking information.

Ten exterior colours are available, including new Island Blue metallic and, exclusively for Hybrid models, Avantgarde Bronze.

GRADE

BODY

ENGINE

TRANSMISSION

OTR PRICE

Active

3dr

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

£10,995

Active

5dr

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

£11,595

Icon

3dr

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

£12,745

Icon

5dr

1.0 VVT-i

5MT

£13,345

Icon

3dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

6MT

£13,495

Icon

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

6MT

£14.095

Icon

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

Multidrive S

£15,095

Icon

5dr

1.4 D-4D

6MT

£15,595

Icon

5dr

1.5 VVT-i Hybrid

CVT

£16,195

Sport

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

6MT

£14,995

Sport

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

Multidrive S

£15,955

Excel

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

6MT

£15,695

Excel

5dr

1.33 Dual VVT-i

Multidrive S

£16,695

Excel

5dr

1.5 VVT-i Hybrid

CVT

£17,695

August 2015

Yaris Active Hybrid and Sport Hybrid introduced

Priced at £14,995 and £16,995. The Yaris Active Hybrid becomes the new entry point to Toyota’s hybrid range. The five-door hatch comes decently equipped with dual-zone climate control, trip computer, power front windows and a split-folding rear seats.

Quiet, refined, unstressed and reliable, offering 75g/km CO 2 emissions and ECDC combined fuel economy of 85.6mpg. The low emissions mean no annual road tax (VED) to pay and, for London drivers, temporary exemption from the Congestion Charge.

The Yaris Sport Hybrid Sport additionally has rear privacy glass, 16-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler and a rear pillar treatment that creates a floating roof effect. Other key features include climate control, power windows all round and the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with DAB radio, Bluetooth, touchscreen control and rear view camera. An optional Skyview panoramic roof can also be specified (£550).

August 2015

Toyota Safety Sense now available on Yaris

Providing a laser-controlled Pre-Collision System that warns the driver of an imminent collision with a vehicle ahead (Forward Collision Warning) and readies Pre-Crash Brake Assist to deliver emergency braking as soon as the brake pedal is pressed. Should the driver fail to take action after the warning, the system will initiate Autonomous Emergency Braking to reduce speed by about 19mph, potentially bringing the car to a stop, to prevent a collision or reduce the force of impact.

The Forward Collision Warning works at speeds between 10 and 86mph, when the relative speed between the Toyota and the car ahead is greater than 10mph. The Pre-Crash Brake Assist functions at speeds between 19 and 49mph, with relative vehicle speeds greater than 19mph. For Autonomous Emergency Braking, the speed range is from seven to 49mph.

Toyota Safety Sense is available now as an option on all Yaris (apart from Active) and costs £400.

December 2015

Toyota Yaris refreshed for 2016 with Design model

The new five-door Design grade replaces Sport grade with 1.33 VVT-i petrol, 1.4 D-4D diesel and hybrid powertrain options. Standard specification includes: –

  • Cruise Control
  • Toyota Touch 2
  • DAB tuner
  • Bluetooth
  • Reversing camera
  • Dual-zone climate control (hybrid only)
  • 16-inch black and machined-face alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and rear lights
  • Projector headlights
  • Gloss black honeycomb-mesh grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Chrome fog lamp surrounds

Yaris Design models can be given extra visual impact with a new bi-colour £795 option that provides an Eclipse Black metallic finish for the roof, front pillars, door mirrors and upper grille with contrasting Vermillion Red or Glacier Pearl White bodywork. The latter comes with a bespoke two-tone grey interior and seat upholstery; both versions add a black headlining.

All 2016 Yaris get revised equipment specifications, including a temporary spare wheel as standard on all models. The Active hybrid model features new Spinne black cloth seat trim. Icon versions add DAB digital radio, cruise control, rear privacy glass and new-design 15-inch alloy wheels, plus the black Spinne seat trim. Excel becomes a hybrid-only grade, with features including automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, 16-inch alloys, rear power windows, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a cooled glovebox..

GRADE BODY ENGINE TRANSMISSION OTR PRICE
Active 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £11,495
Active 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,095
Active 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £15,295
Icon 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,915
Icon 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £13,515
Icon 3dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £13,665
Icon 5dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £14,625
Icon 5dr 1.33 VVT-i Multidrive S £15,265
Icon 5dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £15,895
Icon 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £16,495
Design 5dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £14,995
Design 5dr 1.33 VVT-i Multidrive S £15,995
Design 5dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £16,625
Design 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £16,995
Excel 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £17,795

July 2016

Toyota Yaris Orange special edition announced

Priced from £15,795, deliveries from August. Hybrid now has a 1.8 VVT-i petrol motor replacing the previous 1.5 VVT-i.

Features Orange Twist metallic paint, contrast black styling details and black side pillars and mirror pods. High equipment specification includes machined-face 16-inch alloys, cruise control, Skyview non opening glass panoramic roof, rear privacy glass, automatic air conditioning (hybrid model) projector headlights and LED rear lights. Five-door model, available with petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains with manual and CVT automatic transmissions.

January 2017

Yaris gets 1.5 engine

Announcement of new Toyota 1.5-lutre 4-cylinder petrol engine to replace 1.33-litre 4-cylinder engine.

In Yaris the naturally aspirated 1,496cc engine develops a maximum 110PS and peak torque of 136Nm at 4400rpm. Offers 0-62mph in 11 seconds and 50-75mph in 17.6 seconds.

March 2017

2017 Toyota Yaris now on sale in UK

Prices from £12,495 for the 1.0, from £15,295 for the 1.5 and from £15,995 for the 1.5 hybrid.

Active is the entry model , available both with 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre hybrid power. Key equipment features include Toyota Safety Sense (now standard on all Yaris versions), equipping the car with a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam, plus rain-sensing windscreen wipers, power front windows, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system. Hybrid models additionally feature automatic air conditioning and projector headlamps.

Icon versions of new Yaris add new-design 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, air conditioning and a 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information screen. They are also equipped with the Toyota Touch 2 touchscreen-controlled multimedia system, rear-view camera and the Toyota Safety Sense features are expanded to include Road Sign Assist.

The new Icon Tech grade extends the equipment specification to include Toyota Touch 2 with Go, with satellite navigation and access to online services, and front parking sensors.

Yaris Design grade focuses on style, reflected in the fitting of 16-inch alloys with a contrast black and machined-face finish, plus a honeycomb mesh grille, piano black side mouldings, rear privacy glass and a rear spoiler.

The new Yaris adopts Bi-tone as a grade in its own right (having previously been an option for Design models) with a wider choice of contrast colour options: Nebula Blue joins Tokyo Red, Glacier Pearl White and Platinum Bronze, each matched with a black finish for the roof and pillars. The special colour treatment continues in the cabin with different matching trims for the dashboard and door panels, and the upholstery designs also tone with the customer’s chosen the bi-tone colour. Where equipment features are concerned, the new Yaris Bi-tone models add power rear windows, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights to the Design specification.

Excel gradeis top of the range with premium quality features. Exterior elements include new-design 16-inch alloys, a rear spoiler and chrome side sills. LED front and rear lights are fitted, with an automatic dusk-sensing function for the headlights. The cabin benefits from automatic air conditioning and part-leather and Alcantara seat upholstery

GRADE ENGINE & TRANSMISSION OTR PRICE
Active 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,495
Active 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £15,995
Icon 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £14,495
Icon 1.5 VVT-i 6MT £15,295
Icon 1.5 VVT-i CVT auto £16,295
Icon 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £17,595
Icon Tech 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £15,045
Icon Tech 1.5 VVT-i 6MT £15,845
Icon Tech 1.5 VVT-i CVT auto £16,845
Icon Tech 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £18,145
Design 1.5 VVT-i 6MT £15,845
Design 1.5 VVT-i CVT auto £16,845
Design 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £18,145
Bi-Tone 1.5 VVT-i 6MT £17,595
Bi-Tone 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £19,845
Excel 1.5 VVT-i 6MT £17,495
Excel 1.5 Hybrid CVT auto £19,295

September 2018

Toyota Yaris GR Sport launched

Inspired by the styling of the Yaris GRMN, but with the 1.5 VVTi hybrid and on sale from late 2018.

The GRMN-inspired modifications are focused on the suspension, giving the car engaging handling and responsiveness. It uses Sachs Performance shock absorbers similar to those fitted to the GRMN and a solid (rather than hollow) anti-roll bar to gain extra rigidity.

Black 17-inch cast alloy wheels are exclusive to the GR Sport, but are fitted with the same Bridgestone Potenza RE50 205/45R17 tyres as the GRMN model. Care has been taken to limit the increase in vehicle mass to less than 5kg by restricting the model’s feature options.

Exterior styling follows that of the Yaris GRMN, including a black bi-tone roof with rear spoiler. There are piano black door mouldings, a black honeycomb grille, black door mirror housings and black front fog light surrounds. The headlights are unique to the GR Sport, with black interior detailing.

In the cabin more Gazoo Racing influence, with GR-branded sports front seats, upholstered in black Ultrasuede with contrast white stitching and white inserts. When the driver presses the start button, the multi-information TFT display comes to life with the GR logo.

September 2018

Toyota Yaris Y20 model introduced

The revised Yaris range will launch with an initial production run of 1998 Launch Edition Y20 models featuring gold paintwork similar to that used by the first Yaris back in 1998, but with the contemporary twist of a bi-tone dark grey roof.

These will be followed by full-production Y20 models that will sit at the heart of the 2019 Yaris model range, offering a strong value proposition for customers. This, too, will have a bi-tone finish, matching silver, white or black bodywork colours with a dark grey roof.

The exterior styling uses further dark grey features to distinguish the Y20 within the Yaris line-up. These include, 16-inch grey and machined-face 10-spoke alloy wheels, and grey side mouldings, front grille, door mirror casings and fog light surrounds (with chrome detailing). The Y20 also sports dark-tinted rear privacy glass and special Y20 badging at the rear.

The interior extends the dark grey theme, applied to the centre console, steering wheel inserts and new chequer-pattern fabric upholstery. Satin chrome air vent, audio speaker and meter surrounds and gear knob trim, black carpet mats with silver edging and Y20 badging on the instrument panel and front setbacks further enhance the quality feel of the interior.

January 2019

Revised Toyota Yaris line-up announced for 2019

Toyota has added the previously announced GR Sport and Y20 models to its Yaris range, while the rest of the line-up is now available with extra equipment.

Based on the Yaris Icon, the introduction of the new Yaris Y20 is led by a limited edition version distinguished by a bi-tone paint design featuring the original gold metallic colour Toyota used to launch the original Yaris model in 1998. This is combined with a contemporary dark grey finish for the roof, pillars and door mirror housings. Just 100 cars are available for UK customers.

Beyond this special version, the Y20 grade will be central to the Yaris range, including a bi-tone finish as standard, with a choice of gold, black, silver or white bodywork. The impact of the car’s styling is heightened by rear privacy glass, 16-inch alloy wheels with a machined/dark grey contrast finish and dark grey fog light surrounds, side sills and front grille, plus Y20 badging.

For 2019, the Yaris Icon Tech has a revised equipment specification that includes rear parking sensors in place of the previous front sensor system. Toyota Touch 2 with Go, including navigation, remains a key feature of the Icon Tech. This model is available with all powertrain options: 1.0 and 1.5-litre petrol manual, 1.5-litre petrol CVT automatic and 1.5-litre self-charging hybrid.

Where the Yaris Excel is concerned, the model becomes exclusively a self-charging hybrid version. New features include smart entry and door mirrors with an auto-folding function. This increases the car’s already impressive equipment portfolio, which boasts 16-inch black/machined alloys, automatic air conditioning, LED rear lights and daytime running lights, power windows front and rear, black side sills and part-leather seat upholstery. A panoramic roof option is also available.

The entry-level Yaris Active is unchanged from 2018. Available with either a 1.0-litre petrol or 1.5-litre self-charging hybrid powertrain, it comes equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Road Sign Assist), rain-sensing wipers, power-adjustable heated door mirrors and front power windows.

The Icon grade models (1.0 and 1.5-litre manual, 1.5-litre petrol automatic and 1.5-litre hybrid) add 15-inch alloy wheels, cruise control with automatic speed limiter, front fog lights, Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with DAB, reversing camera, leather steering wheel and 4.2-inch colour TFT multi-information display. The Toyota Safety Sense package further includes Automatic High Beam, while the hybrid version also comes with automatic air conditioning, push-button start and leather parking brake trim. These equipment features are also included in the new Yaris Y20 specification.

What does a Toyota Yaris (2011) cost?

List Price from £15,800
Buy new from £13,726
Contract hire from £185.62 per month