Yaris Hybrid is set to shake up the supermini market, not just by
introducing Toyota’s high-efficiency full hybrid power technology to the
segment, but also by delivering all-round, unmatched savings on cost of
Data just released by
Yaris Hybrid the best among its key competitors for delivering
the lowest bills over three years for company car operators and drivers.
And industry monitor CAP predicts the new Toyota will be the class of
the field in terms of residual value over three years/60,000 miles, at
38 per cent for the T4 model.
Private owners, too, will appreciate the
new model’s fuel economy – particularly in around-town driving and zero
road tax (VED). Add to that the smooth and easy driving character of the
hybrid system, contemporary styling, passenger and load space that are
every bit as roomy as the standard Yaris and exceptional technical
reliability and the prospect is even more appealing.
KWIKcarcost analysis shows that,
measured across standard ownership benchmarks over three years,
companies running the
will be paying just 35.2p per mile. And for the company car driver,
personal costs work out at 44 per cent lower (over three years/60,000
miles) than for a comparable Vauxhall Corsa, and almost 30 per cent less
than if they opted for a Honda Jazz hybrid. There’s a clear advantage of
10 per cent against the Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo, too.
The new Yaris Hybrid is available to
order now with customer deliveries starting in July. On-the-road prices
start at £14,995 for the T3 model.
(Data source KWIKcarcost 14 May 2012;
petrol calculated at 139.19 ppl, diesel at 145.1ppl; finance rate 4.5%).