3 Reasons Why Toyota Yaris is #CarsAwards Finalist


What makes the Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse a worthy contender in the Compact Hatchback category of the 2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank? We investigate…

The facelifted Yaris Pulse was introduced earlier in 2017 with a new 1.5-litre engine and updated interior and exterior styling. The Yaris Pulse is positioned as a high-value offering in the compact hatchback segment and its standard feature specification makes it a strong contender in this category. More than this, the Yaris 1.5 Pulse offers satisfactory levels of comfort, refinement and pleasing ride quality.

3 Reasons Why Toyota Yaris 1.5 Pulse is a Compact Hatchback #CarsAwards Finalist

1. Efficient daily runner

The Yaris Pulse is fitted with a new naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine with 82 kW and 136 Nm of torque and according to Toyota, this engine not only offers more power but is also up to 12% more fuel efficient than the engine it replaces. Toyota claims an average fuel consumption figure of 5.0 L/100km for the Yaris Pulse in manual guise which means you will be saving every time you fill up.

2. High-value proposition

The Yaris 1.5 Pulse makes a case for itself by offering a comprehensive list of standard features including a Bluetooth-capable 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with USB/Aux support, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, electric windows, air conditioner, front fog lights and 15-inch alloy wheels.
Furthermore, standard safety equipment has been improved and now includes 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, hill assist control and stability control.

3. Brand strength

Toyota is renowned for its reliability, after-sales service and resale value and buyers are backed by a well-established network of dealers across the country. The Yaris 1.5 Pulse is sold with a 3-year/100 000km warranty and a 3-year/45 000km service plan.

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2017/18 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards – powered by WesBank; Finalists