Toyota expands the Yaris Hybrid line-up

With an increasing number of car buyers realising that diesel might not be suitable for them, Toyota’s decision to add the Active and Sport trim grades to its Yaris Hybrid range could be timely.

Available now, the two new arrivals are being offered in five-door guise only.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid Sport (2015) Front Side

Their hybrid powertrain combines a 1.5 litre petrol engine, an electric motor, a nickel-metal hydride battery pack and a continuously variable transmission.

On the combined cycle, the Active version achieves 85.6 mpg (3.3 l/100km) while emitting 75 g/km of carbon dioxide. Larger 16” alloy wheels mean those figures become 78.5 mpg (3.6 l/100km) and 82 g/km for the Sport model.

Active prices start from £15,295, although Toyota is currently knocking £300 off that amount. Its specification is fairly sparse, but dual-zone air conditioning, heated door mirrors, remote central locking, electric front windows and seven airbags do come as standard.

The Sport, which costs £16,695, is much more lavish. A reversing camera, LED daytime running lights, LED rear light clusters, privacy glass, a rear spoiler and a black finish for the rear pillars all appear on the equipment list. Furthermore, a touchscreen-based multimedia system incorporating Bluetooth and a DAB radio is also fitted.

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