Yaris adopts a new four-grade structure for 2014: Active, Icon, Icon Plus and Trend. Active and Icon replace the previous T2 and TR designations, while Icon Plus offers a high-value specification and extra styling elements.
Trend gains additional equipment features and becomes the new top-of-the-range model.
Icon Plus distinguishes itself with its dedicated Selena 10-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED rear light clusters and front fog lights. Customers who choose the new Glacier Pearl paint finish also gain a bright chrome tailgate trim. High quality equipment features for safer, easier and more comfortable driving include automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, power windows front and rear, automatic climate control and, where a manual transmission is fitted, a higher-set centre console design.
These are the key features across the new range: –
|ACTIVE||ICON adds||ICON PLUS adds||TREND adds|
|Six-speaker audio system||15-inch alloy wheels||Selena 15-inch alloy wheels||16-inch machined-face alloy wheels|
|Aux-in and USB connection||Body-coloured, electric, heated door mirrors||Front fog lights||Exterior chrome trim details|
|Audio controls on steering wheel||Body-coloured doorhandles||Rain-sensing wipers||Chrome-finished door mirrors|
|Electric front windows||Toyota Touch multimedia system||Dusk-sensing headlamps||Rear privacy glass|
|Height-adjustable driver’s seat||Rear-view camera||LED rear lights*||Matt black C-pillar decal|
|Seven airbags||Tachometer||Automatic dual zone climate control||Chrome side sills|
|Vehicle Stability Control and traction control||Air conditioning||Electric rear windows||Leather handbrake and steering wheel trim with yellow contrast stitching|
|Leather gearshift and steering wheel trim||Raised centre console **||Trend interior trim with white dashboard inserts|
|Bluetooth||Cruise control with speed limiter|
|Air conditioned glovebox with interior light|
* Not 1.0-litre manual; ** with manual transmission only
1.4 D-4D engine
The on-going cost of car ownership is a significant consideration for customers and Toyota has taken steps to make its 1.4 D-4D diesel-powered Yaris even more wallet-friendly. Engineering revisions have improved the unit’s efficiency and brought its official CO2emissions figure down from 104g/km to 99g/km.
As a result, the 2014 Yaris 1.4 D-4D Icon Plus model is in Band A for road tax (Vehicle Excise Duty), with no annual charge. Less money will be spent on filling up as well, as combined cycle economy has improved from 72.4mpg to 74.3mpg.
It’s simple for owners to upgrade the appearance and equipment specification of their new Yaris with cost-effective option packs for the Icon Plus and Trend models.
A Smart Pack (£300) makes life easier with keyless entry and push-button start, while the Appearance Pack (£750, Icon Plus only) adds a matt black C-pillar decal to create a “floating roof” effect, plus dark-tinted rear privacy glass and a fixed panoramic roof.
The Protection Pack (£700) covers all bases to guard against the rough and tumble of driving in town and country, providing front and rear parking sensors, floor mats, mud flaps, black side mouldings and boot liner and a rear bumper protection plate.
Stand-out features are bundled together in the Style Pack (£500), including LED daytime running lights, aluminium scuff plates and chrome trim on the tailgate and exhaust pipe.
In addition, Icon, Icon Plus and Trend versions of the 2014 Yaris can be upgraded with Toyota’s Touch & Go multimedia system (£650), providing satellite navigation, Google Local Search connection and access to a range of useful, downloadable applications.
2014 Yaris Hybrid
The 2014 Yaris Hybrid follows the pattern set by its sister model in adopting a new grade structure, albeit with different equipment specifications.
Active and Icon Plus grades replace the previous T3 and T4, with Trend taking on the role of flagship in place of the T Spirit. Across the board the standard features have been refreshed to reaffirm Yaris Hybrid’s status as an advanced, innovative competitor in the supermini market.
Toyota made good use of customer feedback to determine the new specification for the Yaris Hybrid Trend, including the introduction of the C-pillar decal to create the floating roof look. Other styling elements include a rear spoiler, 16-inchTrend alloys and part-leather seat upholstery, while the equipment manifest includes auto headlights and wipers, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, power windows all-round and keyless entry with push-button start.
Principal features for each grade are as follows: –
|ACTIVE||ICON PLUS adds||TREND adds|
|LED daytime running lights||15-inch alloy wheels||16-inch Trend alloys|
|Automatic climate control||LED rear combination lights||C-pillar decal|
|Electric front windows||Front fog lamps||Part-leather seat upholstery|
|Six-speaker audio system||Cruise control||Rear spoiler|
|Aux-in and USB connection||Toyota Touch multimedia system||Keyless entry and push-button start|
|Height-adjustable driver’s seat||Bluetooth||Auto-dimming rear-view mirror|
|Seven airbags||Rear-view camera||Electric rear windows|
|Vehicle Stability Control and traction control||Rear privacy glass||Dusk-sensing headlights|
|Electric, heated, body-coloured door mirrors||Rain-sensing wipers|
|Leather steering wheel and gear selector trim|
|Chrome tailgate trim|
The Protection Pack. Style Pack and Toyota Touch & Go (detailed above) are available as options for Icon Plus and Trend models.
2014 Yaris Hybrid prices
|Icon Plus||1.5 VVT-i||CVT||5dr||£16,495|