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Fri, 23 Jun 2006
Toyota has introduced three summer specials: a low price Yaris, a more powerful LandCruiser LC and a specced up Aygo.

The Yaris Ion from £7,995 offers all the styling, performance and convenience of the new 'bigsmall' Yaris, but for less money (and a lower BIK base for company drivers).

1.0-litre VVT-i engine, 3 or 5 doors, Easy Flat folding 60/40 split sliding and reclining rear seats electric door mirrors and front windows, CD/radio, remote central locking, multi-information display and concealed storage points beneath the front passenger seat and boot floor. In spite of its compact dimensions, Yaris comfortably accommodates five adults, with its innovative flat rear floor design, and has achieved the top five-star rating for occupant safety in Euro NCAP crash testing.

On sale from 1 July, the Yaris Ion is available from £7,995 (1.0 VVT-i three-door).

The new five-door, eight-seat Land Cruiser Invincible has Toyota's 3.0-litre D-4D engine and five-speed automatic transmission with more power and torque. Output is increased from 164 to 201bhp (166 to 204 DINhp) and torque rises from 410 to 470Nm, giving the Land Cruiser stronger load-pulling and off-road driving ability and more flexible and comfortable on-road performance. 0 to 62mph acceleration down from 11.2 to 10.8 seconds. Top speed, fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions unchanged at 109mph, 31.4mpg (combined cycle) and 243g/km.

In addition to its uprated engine, the new model has dark tinted rear privacy glass and dedicated 'Invincible' badging. The rear wheel is located under the vehicle, instead of the tailgate, in line with all new Land Cruiser LC4 and LC5 models.

The Land Cruiser Invincible is on sale from 23rd June 2006 and just 500 are available, priced on-the-road at £34,565.

The new Aygo Black has Tempest Black metallic paint, turbine-style eight-spoke alloy wheels, Aygo-branded scuff plates and leather gear knob. Other standard features include a six-speaker sound system with auxiliary input to link an iPod or digital music player, remote central locking, a split-folding rear seat, electric front windows, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger. Both three and five-door body styles are available from 1 July, priced from £7,730 on the road.

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