Toyota have hit the right note with the production of their Yaris models. Plenty of choice in the range and competitive pricing has made the well equipped Yaris a winner in Australia and around the Globe.
Things of note in the latest model are excellence in on-road handling and dynamics, zippy and efficient engines, and inside the interior you’ll find that you have plenty of modern features onboard. Dual front airbags and ABS/EBD brakes are standard. Side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and a knee airbag for the driver are available in a safety pack. Advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats. A five-star safety result was given for the Toyota Yaris five-door model in ANCAP safety tests.
Having been around for a few years now, the current Yaris is a very well built, solid and stylish small car.
They say a woman can fully assess a person by looking at his or her shoes. I wonder if she could do the same by taking a look at the sort of car one drives.
A woman with a gifting in this area might have a tough time working out the owner of Toyota’s new Yaris. This dinky little car has a flair and sportiness that befits the small car’s fun factor. One could easily picture a colourful librarian living in a city apartment loving the Yaris for its hot looks and enjoying the ease with which the Yaris can nip in and out of tight parking spaces. I could even imagine the slim young man studying to be a lawyer driving the Yaris becaus it is so cheap to run and the car has enough style and zip to impress the girls. Maybe an environmentalist would appreciate the little Toyota’s very low carbon emission rating. Then maybe who cares. The Yaris is a very complete small car that has bullet proof reliability, economy, style and superb comfort. Maybe that’s why small Toyotas are loved by all.
This is a car made for the masses. It has sleek stylish exterior lines (cute to be exact), especially when the optional body kit is attached. The sporty look could even make it a real boy’s car. However the more mature conservative motorist will enjoy the gracefully rounded lines, impeccable build quality and very refined engines and transmissions. When you do realize that the Yaris is the one vehicle you have to have, you can choose between the sedan and hatchback models, depending entirely on your tastes and requirements of course!
What gives the Yaris its zip, is a 1.5 litre dual overhead cam 16-valve WT-I 4-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 80 kW and 141 Nm. You really don’t miss out when applying full throttle to the 1.3 litre petrol variant either. The 63 kW motor still has 121 Nm of twist to pull it along nicely on the open road or around the glitzy city streets. Fuel consumption for both engines never gets much above 6 litres/100 km on average. You also have a choice, depending on your driving preference, of a 5-speed manual gearbox – with overdrive or a 4-speed electronically controlled transmission – with overdrive. All modes of transmission and engine power are very slick and smooth. And don’t forget, they boast Toyota’s invaluable legendary robustness!
The inside of the little Yaris is stylish and very well appointed. If you happen to be the driver, it is easy to get oneself extremely comfortable, especially as the steering is tilt adjustable and the seats highly supportive. The hours spent at the wheel of a Yaris can be a right blast, especially with the funky choices of audio systems available. Some sound systems include MP3/WMA playback capability and an auxiliary audio jack. The audio systems have a nice dinky LCD display screen too. Other creature comforts found inside the highly recommended Yaris are items like: power door locks, electric windows, 4-way adjustable front seats, a heavy duty electric rear window defroster, remote keyless entry, cup holders and a 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat.
Rest assured my friend, the magnificent Toyota Yaris is in the leading bunch when it comes to small car safety. The Yaris delivers the best and boasts safety features that include: front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger, rear passenger side curtain airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, daytime running lights with an on/off feature, side-impact door beams, an energy absorbing steering column, and an engine anti-theft immobiliser. You will also find child -protection rear door locks and a child restraint system with anchors down low and up the top. The cars impeccable road manners will go along way to helping you avoid any unwanted insurance claims. By the way, if the worst happens – don’t answer the insurancer’s question of: “Did you blow your horn or anything?” – with a reply: “Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for lessons!”
Take a Yaris on a test drive today and see for yourself why the Toyota Yaris is in a league of its own. The Yaris provides affordable fun driving – just the way it should be!
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