Toyota’s Premium Supermini goes Bi-tone
It’s a fact. white and silver are still the go-to colours for most Toyota customers. However, in recent times there’s been a fairly significant surge in popularity for some of the more exotic hues. Hence for 2016, Toyota has announced that it will make three all-new Bi-Tone shades available for its Yaris supermini.
This dramatic colour combo palette perfectly accentuates the highly distinctive architecture of the new Yaris, particularly the way in which the narrow upper and gaping lower trapezoidal grilles twist and merge at the point of the Toyota emblem, to form a powerful cross shape. This latest tonal option plays up the Yaris’s fun-loving persona by bringing a “wrap-around” metallic black exterior treatment for the upper half of the body paired with three, all-new exclusive colour ways:
• Pearl White paired with a metallic black upper body
• Crimson (Red) Metallic paired with a metallic black upper body
• Grey Metallic paired with a metallic black upper body
It’s worth noting that all Yaris models come generously equipped with daytime running lights (LED for the Hybrid), electric windows all round, leather-clad steering wheel and gear knob, and the latest Toyota Touch Multimedia system (with Bluetooth hands-free functionality) all fitted as standard.
This, of course, is on top of standard niceties such as 15-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking (with a foldable bayonet key), air conditioning, electric mirrors, power steering, steering controls, dual front and side airbags and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.
Kit for the Hybrid model (HSD) is even more extensive with the following equipment added over and above its petrol-powered siblings:
• Reverse camera with guide lines
• 7 airbags including a knee bag
• Traction and stability control
• Keyless Push Start system
• LED daytime running lights
• Exclusive Hybrid badging
Petrol-powered Yaris variants come with a standard 3-year/ 45 000km service plan while the Hybrid model comes with a 4-year / 60 000km service accompanied by an 8-year / 195 000km hybrid battery warranty.
Yaris Price List:
Yaris 1.0 Xs 5dr – R 186 700
Yaris 1.3 Xs 5dr – R 215 700
Yaris 1.3 Xs 5dr CVT – R 228 700
Yaris HSD 1.5Xs CVT – R 298 000