It features a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and a powerful electric motor. The full hybrid system produces 114bhp and returns fuel economy from 65.69 to 68.9mpg with 92 to 98 g/km CO2 emissions (WLTP combined cycle data). Toyota’s latest generation hybrid technology has transformed Yaris Hybrid’s all-electric driving capabilities, with EV driving possible at speeds up to 80mph and for longer periods in urban traffic.
It is their first model to be produced on Toyota’s GA-B platform, which gives the car a highly rigid structure, a low centre of gravity, a well-balanced chassis and an improved position at the wheel for the driver. The car’s inherent strength also secures better safety performance, while the new platform also opened up opportunities for more distinctive styling, inside and out.
Accepting the award, Agustín Martín, Toyota (GB) President and Managing Director, said: “Our thanks go to Auto Express for this award for the new Yaris. Yaris is our best-selling car, so it is very important to us and I am delighted that this award recognises the power and appeal our new model offers to our customers.”