The facelifted 2017 Toyota Yaris will start from £12,495 when it launches later this year. That means the standard version of the supermini is now £1,000 more than the pre-facelift model.
Featuring a new naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre petrol engine, better refinement and improved steering, the facelifted Yaris range starts with the Active trim. The cheapest version uses a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with 68bhp, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The hybrid version of the 1.5-litre petrol engine with a CVT automatic gearbox is also available for the Active models. Standard equipment includes rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system, while the Active hybrid also comes with automatic air conditioning.
Next in the trim line-up is Icon which starts from £14,495. As well as offering the same 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre hybrid engines, there’s also the non-hybrid version of the 1.5-litre petrol with a six-speed manual gearbox or CVT automatic ‘box.
Standard kit for the Icon trim includes 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, a 4.2-inch multi-information screen and cruise control. The Icon Tech trim, which starts at £15,045, adds front parking sensors and the Toyota Touch 2 with Go that includes sat-nav and online services.
The Design trim, starting from £15,845, includes 16-inch alloys, privacy glass and a rear spoiler. The last two trims are Excel and Bi-Tone which are priced from £17,495 and £17,595 respectively.
The facelifted Yaris adopts Bi-Tone as a standalone trim for the first time, whereas it used to be an option pack for the Design trim. This trim includes power rear windows, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights.
Yaris models in the Excel trim include part-leather and Alcantara seat upholstery for the interior, chrome sills and this trim and the Design version can add an optional panoramic roof too.