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New Toyota Yaris Hybrid

The arrival of the Toyota Yaris on 1st July brings the first hybrid to the supermini B-segment in

Arriving as the flagship of Toyota’s model series in Europe, the Hybrid has been developed the stablemate Auris C-segment itself based on the Prius.

But hybrid technology to the competitive sector creates three issues for a manufacturer. The first is a traditionally heavy hybrid in a car of this size without fuel economy.

Secondly, interior space to accommodate the pack makes cabin or space smaller; and finally the car at an acceptable price is difficult.

are traditionally more costly to and most superminis are bought on low running costs; meanwhile new generation petrol and diesel are already offering 60mpg+.

The Yaris Hybrid, available as a door model only, has a petrol-electric powertrain with a nickel-hydride battery and an extensively 1.5-litre, rather than petrol engine.

It uses a new compact electric and generator which, with the engine, produces 98bhp and between 79g/km-85g/km of CO2 depending on size.

The Yaris Hybrid has space for five occupants and the 286-litre luggage capacity as the Yaris petrol and diesel

The hybrid supermini comes a continuously variable automatic as standard, incorporating regenerative and fuel- and emissions-saving ‘electric drive modes. Toyota the Yaris Hybrid will hit from standstill in 11.8 and has a top speed of 103mph.

In Britain, the Hybrid will be sold in the Toyota trim levels the T3 costing £14,995, the expected selling T4 at £15,895 and the T Spirit

Comparing prices against the petrol counterparts is difficult as the differ but the Yaris 1.33-litre T 5-Door costs £14,735, the Hybrid T Spirit £16,995 so power costs £2,260 a significant extra amount in a sensitive sector.

But although the Hybrid costs £2,260 it costs less to run in taxes and and appears more competitively-priced to eco signature cars like the Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, VW and Honda Jazz, says

Toyota Yaris Hybrid test

Toyota not surprisingly The Netherlands for the motoring media and test drive for the Yaris as the Dutch are very pro green and all well known for their use of clean and green transport and power from nuclear and generating sources.

The Yaris was in its element on the unchallenging flat to make use of the EV (electric vehicle) mode capability with flat roads giving ride comfort.

Its automatic CVT light steering, agile circle and smooth progressive aided by the regenerative braking as the ‘harvests’ power to charge the made Amsterdam city very easy.

The five-door proved very adept and negotiating narrow streets in canal-side towns and just as was the serene way the car was very quiet it a peaceful environment to be in even all around us was busy.

The Yaris Hybrid is not going to set the alight with acceleration but we impressed with the way it kept up traffic and it admirably coped a motorway section outside the capital. Top speed is 103mph and to 62mph takes 11.8

The newcomer will be most for motorists who live and travel in It is a great commuting car but that it can cope with longer It is just that on open cruising roads the Yaris will use its conventional 1.5-litre engine more than the saving hybrid electric element.

In stop/start traffic in towns and villages the electric seamlessly cuts in more than any other full I have driven, around 44 per of the time on our test drive in lovely canal side

For older drivers and the less the wide opening doors and big ease entry and exit. The are large and well shaped and the low waistline gives excellent

T4 specification includes electrically front door windows, door mirrors, air conditioning, folding rear seats, view camera, six-speaker system, DAB ready radio on-board computer, Bluetooth and central locking.

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Driving two differently specified over two days and a mixture of but immaculately surfaced roads I 62mpg, down on the 80.7mpg Combined Cycle figure. But colleagues pushed economy up to when using the sophisticated EV at every opportunity.

By comparison the 1.33-litre petrol Yaris will officially return 51mpg depending on the specification. The cost VED road tax of the Hybrid than the £100 for the petrol will also be an attraction the higher purchase price. car drivers will benefit as the Hybrid carries the lowest 10 per Benefit-in-Kind tax penalty rather the petrol model’s 15 to16 per and of course London commuters pay no congestion charge, petrol owners will.

On the styling the Yaris Hybrid has received tweaks and the new deeper lower sets it apart from the Yaris three and five models. Being a Toyota, in year time the Yaris will still look as and pristine as it did when I first it this week.

The best-selling T4 version has 15-inch wheels as standard and these to give the Hybrid a compliant and ride. I suspect the larger wheels for the T Spirit, not only the official fuel economy to but will provide a harsher particularly on our poor UK road

There really isn’t not to like about the Yaris for most people and the very low and tax costs should claw the extra purchase costs in a few of use. It is not the most dynamic hatch to drive but in the right it will prove its worth.

Yaris Hybrid T4 5-Door


£15,895 (Best selling

Powertrain: 1.5-litre petrol with electric motor, 98bhp, maximum torque from standstill, CVT transmission, braking for energy capture

Performance: 103mph, 0-62mph seconds, 80.7mpg (62mpg on CO2 79g/km, VED road tax £0, BIK company Car Tax London Congestion Charge £0.

group: TBA

For: First model in the supermini sector, low tax costs, seamless automatic between petrol and electric modes, EV mode for zero zones, tranquil and easy to economical for fuel in the right environment, no driving range as will all-electric cars.

Some hard and cheap interior plastic finishes, premium over petrol Yaris models might be off-putting, noisy petrol under hard acceleration.

TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable
TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable
TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable
TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable
TOYOTA Prius 1.8 VVT-i T3 CVT Continuosuly Variable

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