2013 Toyota Yaris line-up more refined

Toyota Yaris

The 2013 Toyota Yaris range has been fined tuned to increase its competitiveness and focus on the most popular models.

New features and price cut for 2013 Toyota Yaris

The 2013 Toyota Yaris range will be available exclusively in five-door format yet still feature the 51kW 1.0-litre and 73kW 1.3-litre petrol engines. The range topping 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid option will continue to be badged ‘XS HSD’ and ‘XR HSD’ respectively.

According to Glenn Crompton, Vice-President of Marketing, the importance of the re-aligned Yaris range should not be underestimated: “Superminis account for approximately a quarter of all the new cars sold in SA with more than 20 models from Europe, Japan and Korea all vying for a share of the market,” said Crompton.

“The 2013 Yaris is tasked with flying the Toyota flag in this ultra-competitive B segment and with the pared-down line-up and new pricing structures for this model, it now perfectly meets buyers' ever more demanding requirements for smaller cars that are affordable to run, easy to live with, yet are still stylish, safe, comfortable and fun to drive.

He further added “We’re confident that the Yaris is going to win a lot more fans – after all the Castrol Team Toyota Racing Yaris is the brand new South African Rally Championship challenger taking up the mantle from the outgoing Auris.”

The three Yaris models will now have the previous Xs specification but at a lower cost. The 1.0 petrol has 15-inch alloy wheels, colour-coded body, Multi-Information Display, air conditioning, remote central locking, front electric windows and mirrors, audio system with input terminal and steering wheel switches.

The 1.3 CVT model adds a leather steering wheel and gear lever. The two hybrid models are equipped with the following equipment upgrades: Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Hill Ascent Control; Driver kneebag and Curtain Shield airbags (XR); Front spoiler, Rear spoiler (XR); Projector headlamps; LED Daytime running lights; Front fog lamps; Keyless entry (XR); Automatic climate control; Electric rear windows (XR); Touch screen audio system; Bluetooth compatibility; Rain-sensing wipers (XR) and more features.

2013 Toyota Yaris – Price

View the new Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris 1.0 5-door R141 000
Toyota Yaris 1.3 5-door R169 900
Toyota Yaris 1.3 CVT 5-door R181 000