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Revised Aussie-spec Toyota Yaris hints what SA can possibly expect


Priced in the UK last week, Toyota Australia has released final sticker prices for the revised Yaris range, hinting at what South Africa could possibly expect from updated XP130.

Priced from $15 290 (R149 750) for the five-speed manual or $16 820 (R164 735) for the four-speed automatic, the base Ascent gets a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display, six-speaker sound system, 15-inch steel wheels, Lane Departure Warning, seven airbags and automatic headlights.

Available with the same transmission options but commanding price tags of $17 330 (R169 730) and $18 860 (R184 715) respectively, the mid-range SX adds front foglights and a bigger engine, while the flagship automatic only ZR ($22 740 - R222 716) receives 15-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, climate control and Bi-LED headlights.

Unlike in Europe though, the Aussie-spec Yaris misses out on the entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder and brand new 1.5-litre petrol engines, as well as the 1.5-litre hybrid model, with the Ascent still featuring the old 63 kW / 120 Nm 1.3-litre engine and the SX and ZR the 80 kW / 141 Nm 1.5-litre mill.

As a comparison, prices in the UK start at £12 495 (R196 541) for the 1.0 Icon and top out at £19 295 (R303 503) for the Hybrid Excel, while the new 82 kW / 136 Nm 1.5, which replaces the smaller 1.33 unit, ranges from £15 295 (R240 584) for the Icon to £17 595 (R276 762) for the Bi-tone model with two-tone roof and body colour finishes.


Note: EU spec Yaris Bi-tone Hybrid pictured

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