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New Toyota Yaris Designed for Wider Customer Appeal

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AUTO CENTRAL, UK -- July 1, 2014: New grade line-up – Active, Icon Sport and Excel Yaris Hybrid available in Icon and Excel trim 2014 Yaris gains new Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system, with optional Go navigation Available to order now, customer deliveries from August The new 2014 Toyota Yaris introduces a new UK grade structure that is designed to help broaden the appeal of the model to a more diverse customer base. The line-up offers more choice, more equipment options and a wealth of advanced features for on-board comfort, communications, safety and style.

The new line-up presents the established Active and Icon grades, joined by new Sport and Excel trims. Yaris Hybrid can be specified in Icon and Excel versions.

Each grade has its own character, differentiated by details such as the interior trim and materials and treatment of various interior and exterior elements, including the lower grille, wheels, seats, centre console and instrument panel.

High equipment levels feature throughout the range, with a leather-trimmed steering wheel, air conditioning and the latest Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system fitted as standard from Icon grade. Climate control air conditioning is standard for all Hybrid models and for Yaris Excel.

Toyota Touch 2 is an updated version of Toyota’s touchscreen multimedia system with a new, higher resolution seven-inch display. The package includes Bluetooth for hands-free phone calls, sending and receipt of text messages and audio streaming; a rear-view camera; vehicle information, including trip data, climate control profile; and management of settings for door locking and lighting.

It comes with DAB digital radio as standard, with an FM link that automatically switches the system to FM reception when there is no DAB signal. Toyota Touch 2 is also MirrorLink-ready, allowing users to connect compatible smartphones and operate them entirely using the touchscreen

Toyota Touch 2 with Go is available as an option on Icon, Sport and Excel grades, adding navigation, connected services and access to a range of useful applications, including Toyota Real Time Traffic and services such as fuel prices, weather and parking information.

Ten exterior colours are available, including new Island Blue metallic and, exclusively for Hybrid models, Avantgarde Bronze.

Customers can upgrade their new Yaris with a range of options and options packs that add further style, functionality and sophistication. Elements include Toyota’s Skyview panoramic roof, LED daytime running lights and rear lamps, rear privacy glass and the Toyota touch 2 with Go multimedia system with navigation. Sport models can further be specified with vibrant Piri Piri red interior trim, including door panels, front seat upholstery inserts and soft-touch instrument panel.

A new range of option packs has been designed to bring together themed equipment and styling elements to boost Yaris’s specification and street presence. The practical Protection Pack (for Icon, Sport and Excel) adds mudflaps, rear bumper protection, front and rear parking sensors and carpet mats; the Style Pack (Icon and Sport) provides aluminium scuff plates and bumper protection plate and a chrome finish for the door sills, boot and diffuser trims and tailpipe). Icon models can be further upgraded with the Design Pack, adding LED daytime running lights and rear light clusters, plus rear privacy glass.

Exclusively for Excel models, the Appearance Pack introduces a rear spoiler, rear privacy glass and a Skyview (fixed) panoramic roof, and the Smart Pack offers Smart Entry, push-button start (standard on Hybrid Excel) and an auto-folding function for the door mirrors.