Toyota has added Active and Sport models to its Hybrid Yaris range.
The Yaris Active becomes the new entry point to Toyota's hybrid technology. The five-door hatch comes equipped with dual-zone climate control, trip computer, power front windows and a split-folding rear seats. With 75g/km CO2 emissions and an official combined cycle fuel economy of 85.6mpg the low emissions mean no annual road tax (VED) to pay and, for London drivers, exemption from the congestion charge.
The Yaris Sport features 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). Using the larger alloy wheel brings a 'modest change' in the benchmark figures to 82g/km and 78.5mpg but Yaris Hybrid Sport retains the benefit of zero road tax.
The new Yaris Hybrid Active is launched with an on-the-road price tag of £14,995, including a special £300 introductory customer saving. The Yaris Hybrid Sport is priced at £16,695 OTR.