Toyota has already sold more than 9 million hybrids. With this news that reached us a month ago we may give an account of the dimension to reach this kind of alternative vehicles in nippon mark. It is a bet that has been developing long time and that can be seen in its current range, with up to five models of this type. Today we test the smaller one of them: Toyota Yaris Hybrid.
The trend lately leads us to the hybridization of the SUV, since that is the market that is growing currently. But if you think about it with cool head, like this kind of mechanics it might make more sense in small vehicles. For demostrárnoslo, we have this small utility that has a fresh look and youth, in addition to benefit of the advantages of the hybrid technology.
Youth and carefree
In the last restyling, the Yaris received a new design language responds to the name of Jplayful. Makes reference to the japanese youth culture and appeared for the first time with the Toyota Aygo that we tested recently. Seeks to primarily attract a younger audience and does so with a modern image and light-hearted. In the case of the Yaris, will be a tad more subdued than its little brother, since it also looks like the european public.
This design language is most evident in the front of the utility. Is predominated by a large ‘X’ that cuts the bumper and merges with the headlamps. There are those that say that the dimensions of the bumper are fairly large for the dimensions of the vehicles. The grill is divided in two parts, the top that joins the optical and integrates the logo of the brand, and the lower one is going extending up to the lower part, is formed by a black grid and integrates the license plate.
The side it is the most sober of the Yaris Hybrid, having a wheels, 16-inch bittern, corresponding to the finish Feel! we are trying, within a few wheel bit bulky. Specifically, in the step of wheel, front is located the emblem, which certifies that we are dealing with a hybrid. There will also be a vein, that goes from the rear door up to the pilot, that reaffirms your character.
When we look behind is the area that more reminds us of the previous generation of the Toyota Yaris. The changes are less marked and highlighted by some elements such as the small rear spoiler, located at the top and that integrates the third brake light. Another of the changes noticeable are the riders rear, which have been redesigned almost completely. The lower area of the bumper is quite wider than the top, leaving clear his personality.
improved Quality and increased equipment
When we enter the cabin of the Yaris Hybrid, we realize that it has suffered an important quantum leap. Now it is easier to find soft plastics on the dashboard (of a lighter color), plus materials with a touch more enjoyable. There will continue to be hard plastic, but do not forget that this is a utilitarian generalist and does not search for a character premium. In the same way there will be elements that remain as in the previous generation and other change.
In the case of the instrumentation has been redesigned. We find a box that is formed by three clocks, the big one in the middle with the speed, to the right an indicator for the gasoline and left the evidence that we are with the hybrid version, as the dial has indicators CHG, ECO and PWR. We have a small screen LCD backlit in blue color, that has nothing to do with the screen of 4.2 inches and a color that appears in its older brother, the Toyota Auris Hybrid.
In the center of the dashboard sits the 7-inch touch screen, included in the multimedia system Toyota Touch 2 that leads to our unit. Will have some built-in buttons, and its operation is intuitive and very similar to that of their older brothers. Includes connectivity by Bluetooth, so that we will not have to worry about our smartphone. Just below will be the knobs of the climate control, which are somewhat simple yet effective.
In the central console we have the gear lever CVT a companion to the Hybrid. It is of larger dimensions than that of the Auris, but their routes are correct. Has a nice touch, since in our finish Feel! is lined with leather. The same thing will happen to the multifunction steering wheel, which also has the perforated side panels and gives a greater sense of quality. From here we can control the controls of the audio and we will also have on the right side the lever cruise control.
If we have to highlight a little extra in the list of optional equipment will be the Toyota Safety Sense, including in our unit tests. It is not very common to find vehicles of this segment, with so many driving aids that also improve our security. Includes a security system pre-collision, which may even have an aural warning in case of possible accident; alert of involuntary change of lane, which is detachable and is appreciated in some way; and intelligent control of road lighting to not dazzle other vehicles.
Good interior space with a trunk just
Typically the segment B not noted for their interior space. This Toyota Yaris Hybrid has compact dimensions, external 3,95 meters long, 1,69 m wide and 1,51 m high. In addition, if distance between axles is of 2.51 metres, so you can’t expect a livability outstanding of this model. However, the japanese constructor has done pretty well this topic and therefore will overtake some of its rivals in this aspect.
seats, front are very spacious and quite comfortable. We will have the advantage of being able to modify the driving position and is easy to find the position satisfactory. When we went to the rear seats we find the same problem that arises in this type of car. In the case of the Yaris the free height to the ceiling, and the space for the knees is pretty good, however the brief width of the seats will make it difficult enough that they can travel up to five adults.
Pass trunk, another of the weak points in theory. The Yaris Hybrid features 286 litres of capacity, a figure that is somewhat below the average for the segment. The advantage you have is that their regular shapes make it quite profitable, we will also find a double bottom which increases its utility. It is noteworthy that despite being a hybrid, the trunk maintains the ability of the other models with gasoline engine. It is a virtue, as normally in other models, we can see how the battery remaining capacity.
Mechanical hybrid + CVT
We happened to know the (mechanical Toyota Yaris Hybrid. Under the hood of the utilitarian japanese we find a petrol engine Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder and 1.5-liter. Is linked to the other electric motor and to a battery of nickel-metal hydride which completes the hybrid system. In terms of power, the petrol engine makes 75 HP, but in addition to the set is achieved 101 HP. The transmission is the well-known e-CVT Toyota, which we will discuss later.
Although it may seem a lie, the Yaris Hybrid is presented as the most powerful of the range Yaris. Below we will have only two options of gasoline, the Yaris 70 with a three-cylinder 1.0 69 HP, and the Yaris 100 with a four-cylinder 1.3 99 HP. Both come with a manual gearbox, the small five-speed and the other six relations. The more powerful may be linked to an automatic change Multidrive seven-speed.
The box of watches evidence your heart hybrid
Returning to the Yaris Hybrid, presents us with a features discrete. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11,8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 165 km/h. As we see, does not seek feelings sports, but the comfort and refinement in motion. Also the maximum reduction in fuel consumption and reductions, therefore it will also be the Yaris more eco-friendly. Approves a consumption combined of 3.3 l/100km, while its CO2 emissions are 75 g/km
Quiet and refined
we Leave behind the data to verify first-hand the virtues of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. We get behind the wheel, pressed the starter button and we do not hear absolutely nothing. We have to look at the instrumentation to confirm that the car is started. Remove hand brake, put the gear lever in position ‘D’ and speeding up to check as we move into mode power. The rewarding feeling of pie in silence, and without spending a drop of gasoline, just when we demand a little more power out of your engine.
The subcompact hybrid will try to move in power wherever we are careful with the right pedal and allows the battery. We noticed that the gasoline engine starts to work earlier than in its older brother the Auris Hybrid and we understand that is due to the lower capacity of the electric motor. When there is such a jump between engines, just what we perceive. Note that the brand has done a good job in terms of soundproofing of the passenger compartment and also at the level of refinement of the engine.
softness will be one of the virtues that most stand out in the subcompact. Its operation is linear from the beginning and will gain speed without noticing the traffic between a motor and the other, and a a gradual and pleasant. In town this will be where the Yaris Hybrid feels like a fish in the water, as their refined manners together with dimensions optimal for this field. In addition to the power to use the electric mode most time the consumption will be very favorable.
Not very dynamic
But that will be in urban environments, because when we go out to the open road, things change. The subcompact hybrid will suffer more in tours of the motorway at speeds of 120 km/h. Is not it hard to achieve and maintain that speed, but there will be times that their linear response we are left somewhat short in. In maneuvers such as overtaking or other similar situations, the change of e-CVT, it will deliver the power at the same revs giving the impression, sometimes, that sounds more of what you are.
When step on the accelerator to go and the needle reaches the top of the clock PWR, the sound will come with greater clarity to the interior, arriving to be even annoying. Also it is clear to us that the development of the Yaris Hybrid is not made for back roads of curves. The chassis has a provision more focused on the comfort that sportsmanship and therefore will not be difficult to reach the limit of the capabilities of the vehicle. The same thing happens with suspension, which is very comfortable for city but that is not highlighted by its passage through a curve.
The address is nice for maneuvering and parking, but not all transmitiva that we would like. As for the brakes we don’t end up to convince. The fact that we have the regenerative braking to charge the battery, make the left pedal is something difficult to modulate and that some times it seems you don’t get to stop at all and others that directly will key the car. The other way of loading energy is the gasoline engine and will help us position B change e-CVT to get the engine to retain more.
we Ended up with one of the most positive of the Yaris Hybrid: consumption. Although we will not get the figures that approvals, if we lose 4 litres on some occasions, favorable and supported the modes-EV and ECO. Try to get your ‘bad milk’ to see how much you increase the numbers, and the most that we get is to mark 6,1 l/100km. At the end of our test the on-board computer informs us that we have made a average of 4.9 l/100km, quite satisfactory taking into account that we have not searched for a efficient driving.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid was presented to us as a very attractive alternative among the utilities. There are no other hybrid vehicles in the B segment, makes it a unique car and that may be of interest to a particular sector. virtues will come to the fore in city, because their size and agility make it the perfect ally for the day-to-day. Also what will make your operation smooth and quiet, in addition to low consumptions thanks to the support of the electric motor.
will Not be the best vehicle for long trips, since the hybrid system is presented some limitations and the boot also stands out for its size. Despite this, his inner self which has managed to be spacious and comfortable travelling to four people. The design sports and youth exudes personality and will be one of the trump cards to attract new clients. The Yaris Hybrid part of 14.240 eur, and we found quite a difference compared to the petrol versions, so there will be that pull of calculator to know if it’s worth it.
Equipment of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Toyota Yaris Hybrid City
- Headlamps with “Follow me home”
- steel Wheels 15″
- daytime running Lights
- 7 airbags (including driver’s knee)
- central Locking
- Climate control bi-zone
- – start assist uphill
- Radio CD with 6 speakers hands-free Bluetooth
- USB jack
- fabric Upholstery two-tone black and grey
Toyota Yaris Hybrid Active
- Equipment City
- Double tray trunk
- Controls audio and Bluetooth on the steering wheel
- leather-wrapped steering Wheel
- cruise Control (not avail. in the engine 70)
- multimedia System Toyota Touch 2 with touch screen 7″
- USB Jack compatible with iPad
- push-button Start (Push Start)
- front fog lamps
- Optical rear type LED
- rear view Camera
- alloy Wheels 15″
- electric Windows front and rear (5p)
Toyota Yaris Hybrid Feel!
- Equipment Active
- alloy Wheels Feel! 16″
- rear Spoiler with integrated brake light
- front Grille type hive
- rear windows obscured
- Upholstery Feel!
- daytime running Lights LED type
- Armrest for the driver
Toyota Yaris Hybrid Advance
- Equipment Feel!
- alloy Wheels 16″
- front Grille piano black finish
- bottom Light in the interior area of the passenger compartment
- rear view Mirror electro chromatic
- light Sensor and rain
- entry System and keyless start
- Upholstery mixed fabric/alcantara
- Toyota Safety Sense
Price of Toyota Yaris in Spain
|Engine||Change||Finish||Price 3p||Price 5p|
|1.0 69 HP||Manual 5v||City||10.200 euros||10.700 euros|
|1.0 69 HP||Manual 5v||Active||11.200 euros||11.700 euros|
|1.3 99 HP||Manual 5v||Active||12.300 euros||12.800 euros|
|1.3 99 HP||Manual 5v||Feel!||–||13.550 €|
|1.3 99 HP||CVT||Active||–||13.800 euros|
|1.3 99 HP||CVT||Feel!||–||14.550 euros|
|Hybrid 101 HP||CVT||City||–||14.240 €|
|Hybrid 101 HP||CVT||Active||–||15.240 €|
|Hybrid 101 HP||CVT||Feel!||–||15.840 €|
|Hybrid 101 HP||CVT||Advance||–||17.140 €|
the Opinion of the editor
- Behavior urban
- reduced Consumption
- Refining mechanical
- Benefits reduced
- Trunk something small
- Premium Hybrid
Gallery of images of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Now from 10.990 euro