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TOYOTA Yaris Hybrid 1.5 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable

Latest Business Car Manager Yaris Hybrid Road all the Tax Benefits for the Price of a Fiesta

the incredibly low company car tax band and entry fee, the new Yaris will provide effective for business car owners. New review Business Car Manager, more follow.

The hybrid at home. If company car spends it’s in town, the Yaris has to be on the list

UK) 12 November 2012

Toyota Hybrid 1.5 VVT-i T3 CVT

What is it?

pioneered the petrol-electric hybrid and has more than 2.5m the first Prius models Japanese customers back in

With the exception of Honda, rivals have been or reluctant to follow the trend; so, cumulative global sales of all have been edging the 5m mark.

Now, with its Ford Fiesta-sized Yaris supermini already flowing out of Toyota is accelerating the pace.

The 14,995 starting price for the T3 model, rising to 16,995 for the range-topping Spirit, has dropped the to a new level of affordability, some below the entry level Insight, itself seen as the first “affordable” hybrid on the

But it is the Yaris’s other financial which make it a force to be with by more conventional against which it is competitively

The CO2 emissions of the cheapest T3 model are 79g/km. For business users puts it in the 10 per cent company car tax still shifting to only 11 per in for 2014/15 – so company car tax is stable.

In words, the business user can up paying as little as 25.25 a That low CO2 rating also it for zero VED, congestion exemption and – so welcome to employers – 100 per first year writing allowance.

The EU fuel economy are also pretty startling: combined for the cheapest, lightest T3

The Yaris Hybrid’s drivetrain is combining an updated 1.5 litre engine and downsized battery and motor system, plus variable transmission from the To reassure business users and SME car buyers, however, the hybrid comes with an eight-year, warranty on the battery pack and 100,000 warranty on the rest of the

What’s hot?

•Business costs don’t come

•. for employer and company car driver

•A new low for pricing

•Over 80mpg

•Reassuring warranty despite

•Good interior space


•Toyota build

What s not

•Not as economical as suggest on open highway

handling, steering uninspiring

Car Manager road test

This is one of a handful of cars the most appropriate question for a cost-conscious company car driver is not should I buy it?” but “how can I not buying it?”.

Admittedly, for the enthusiastic driver, the Fiesta-sized Yaris Hybrid emotional appeal or sheer pleasure. It looks smart The interior is well planned and roomy (Toyota deserves a pat on the for not noticeably compromising interior with the hybrid battery

Materials quality is high and the are well put together by Toyota’s plant in France.

The Toyota Hybrid is also relatively for a small car, with noise well suppressed. But line performance is best as leisurely; ride and handling are and the extra weight of the twin systems (engine and battery) has a certain vagueness to the steering.

And city driving, with operation in frequent use, see up to 70mpg fuel consumption, in speed, open road with petrol engine and pack working necessarily in BCM’s assessment is that the driver is likely to fall up to short of the “official” 80.7mpg EU cycle economy of the base T3 hybrid, or the 76.3mpg of the range-topping version.

TOYOTA Yaris Hybrid 1.5 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable

For truly cost-conscious, efficiency-seeking, company car drivers as well as employers, however, the financial will far outweigh the dynamic minor fuel consumption regardless.

At an on-the road price of 14,995 – no more a reasonably specified Fiesta and less than Honda’s Hybrid – Toyota is making the of a hybrid available to almost

And, as already set out above, the benefits are considerable: minimal car tax, zero VED, to London’s congestion charge for the employer, 100 per cent first writing down allowances if buy — all thanks to the Yaris miserly 79g/km CO2 emissions.

If a chink in the Toyota Yaris financial armoury, it’s the to improve the business car lease against Fiesta rivals in the contract hire market. In a car comparison, a similarly priced Fiesta EcoBoost costs 189 a month to lease compared to the Hybrid’s from 212.

For significantly more competitive car lease rates, though, to Toyota dealers where find the Yaris Hybrid 184 a month.

Jon Williams, Toyota president and MD, suggests that, the Prius plug-in range Hybrid having also joined the company’s hybrid of Auris, Prius and Yaris another model to come), will become an ever major force in the company’s line-up and that the Yaris will account for at least 20 per of all Yaris sales in 2013/14.

much of Toyota’s business has retail, he says he sees no why a 40 per cent business user should not be achievable and promises a push” towards company car and car leasing opportunities.

With its car tax appeal, we would tend to with that assessment.

early days yet for the Toyota Hybrid. But with the chill of recession set to blow for some to come, cold financial suggests that the innovative may well find itself at some already wide SME doors.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid 1.5 T3 CVT – the low down

P11D Value

Monthly business rental (ex From 212 a month (3yrs/30,000

Company car tax bands 2012/13 to 10%, 10%, 11%

BIK tax 1,514, 1,665

Engine 1.5-litre petrol/electric motor with hydride battery pack


Power/torque 100bhp/ 132Nm

11.8 seconds/103mph

TOYOTA Yaris Hybrid 1.5 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable


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