A new Toyota Yaris Design grade leads a refreshed Yaris line-up for 2016, offering customers a wealth of choice combined with the model’s established values of style, budget-friendly performance the unique-in-class option of hybrid power, with CO2 emissions from just 75g/km.

Customers for the new Design models can opt for a stand-out new colour scheme that includes a black “wrap-around” roof treatment. Elsewhere there are improved specifications, new wheels and seat trims and new option packs to choose from.

Toyota Yaris Design

The new five-door Design grade replaces Sport in the Yaris line-up and provides comprehensive customer choice with 1.33 VVT-i petrol, 1.4 D-4D diesel and hybrid powertrain options.

The standard specification includes:

  • Cruise Control
  • Toyota Touch 2
  • DAB tuner
  • Bluetooth
  • Reversing camera
  • Dual-zone climate control (hybrid only)
  • 16-inch black and machined-face alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and rear lights
  • Projector headlights
  • Gloss black honeycomb-mesh grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Chrome fog lamp surrounds
  • Bi-colour option

The Yaris Design models can be given extra visual impact with a new bi-colour option (£795) that provides an Eclipse Black metallic finish for the roof, front pillars, door mirrors and upper grille with contrasting Vermillion Red or Glacier Pearl White bodywork. The latter comes with a bespoke two-tone grey interior and seat upholstery; both versions add a black headlining.

Toyota Yaris specification

The 2016 Yaris benefits from revised equipment specifications across the board, including the provision of a temporary spare wheel as standard on all models. The Active hybrid model features new Spinne black cloth seat trim.

Icon versions add DAB digital radio, cruise control, rear privacy glass and new-design 15-inch alloy wheels, plus the black Spinne seat trim. Excel becomes a hybrid-only grade, with features including automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, 16-inch alloys, rear power windows, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a cooled glovebox.

Yaris Options and option packs

Customers can enhance the appearance and upgrade the equipment specification of their new Yaris with a selection of options and two factory-fitted option packs.

The new Convenience Pack, available for petrol and diesel Design versions (£950), provides dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, auto-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control and push-button start.

The Excel Hybrid can be specified with a Premium Pack (£1,095), which adds a Skyview panoramic roof, rear spoiler, keyless entry, auto-folding door mirrors and Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation.

Other key options include front and rear parking sensors, a Protection Pack and the addition of the Go navigation and connectivity function to the Toyota Touch 2 system. A leather interior can be specified with a range of different contrast stitching options, according to model grade.

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense can be specified for Icon, Design and Excel versions of Yaris, equipping the car with Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam. The benefits this package of active safety and driver assistance features provides is reflected in lower insurance group ratings.

Toyota Yaris Price

The 2016 Yaris range is on sale now, with first deliveries to customers in late December. All new cars are covered by Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile warranty. Full range pricing is detailed below.

Active 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £11,495
Active 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,095
Active 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £15,295
Icon 3dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £12,915
Icon 5dr 1.0 VVT-i 5MT £13,515
Icon 3dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £13,665
Icon 5dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £14,265
Icon 5dr 1.33 VVT-i CVT £15,265
Icon 5dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £15,895
Icon 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £16,495
Design 5dr 1.33 VVT-i 6MT £14,995
Design 5dr 1.33 VVT-i CVT £15,995
Design 5dr 1.4 D-4D 6MT £16,625
Design 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £16,995
Excel 5dr 1.5 VVT-i Hybrid CVT £17,795