In an effort to make its Yaris small hatchback more appealing, Toyota South Africa has added 2-tone paint options to the line-up. What else is new?
The Toyota Yaris is a solid offering, but it lacks a bit of pizzazz. However, Toyota South Africa has made available 3 new 2-tone paint jobs to the range. Despite the most common colours being white and silver, these new colours will be popular. The combinations are Pearl White, Crimson Metallic and Grey Metallic and all three have a metallic black top half. As pictures will attest, the Crimson Metallic with black looks very eye-catching. You can spec bi-tone paint on the entire line-up, ranging from the bottom Yaris 1.0 Xs 5dr to the Yaris HSD 1.5Xs CVT.
You'd expect something like this to add some numbers onto the price tag, but it appears that Toyota South Africa isn't charging anything extra for the extra vibrancy. The Prospecton-based company's marketing material is claiming the 2-tone is available as a no-cost option, which is good!
The Yaris is not badly equipped: electric windows, leather-wrapped (multifunction) steering wheel and gear knob, touchscreen infotainment system, and Bluetooth hands-free functionality are standard, as are 15-inch alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric mirrors, power steering, dual front and side airbags and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist.
The top-of-the-range HSD (hybrid) model offers the above specification as well as a reverse-view camera, traction control, keyless start, and LED daytime running lights.
Toyota Yaris Price in South Africa
Petrol-powered Toyota Yaris variants come with a standard 3-year/45 000 km service plan while the Hybrid model comes with a 4-year/60 000 km service accompanied by an 8-year/ 195 000 km hybrid battery warranty.
Yaris 1.0 Xs R186 700
Yaris 1.3 Xs R215 700
Yaris 1.3 Xs CVT R228 700
Yaris HSD 1.5 Xs CVT R298 000
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