2012 Toyota Yaris YRS 3-Door Manual Review | CarShowroom.com.au

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2012 Toyota Yaris YRS Manual Review

There are cars and there are crucial In the last few months Toyota has two all-new models which fall into the latter the all-new Yaris compact and Camry mid-size sedan.

Yaris Overview

Toyota Engine

Those figures place the Yaris at the sharp end of the field for compact cars like many contemporary engines tuned for optimized consumption, mid-range torque is a tad

Toyota Yaris The Interior

A lift in material quality and elements allows the all-new Yaris to really advance its predecessor. And owners of the previous will immediately pick the end of the digital speedometer (replaced by conventional gauges).

Everyone appreciate the improved angle of the wheel (it’s more so less truck-like) which is now rake and reach adjustable.

seats are massively improved the previous Yaris.

Our YRS model boasted the colour audio system with connectivity and streaming.

Thanks to length in the wheelbase, all-new Yaris delivers better space (wider and more We reckon rear seat get better foot space too in the than in most other car models and access to the seat is straight-forward.

Luggage space is up 145mm longer and capacity up to 286-litres.

Toyota Yaris Styling

As you may recall, the previous Toyota Yaris was an evolution of the simplistic Toyota Echo. Now the compact car segment has become so and competitive, Toyota needed a approach and the world’s number one has responded with an all-new sophisticated and engaging to look at.

it’s evolutionary and it’s typically Toyota conservative, but the all-new Yaris next to its and you’ll get the point

Toyota Yaris On The Road

Toyota staged the national preview of the all-new Yaris, the called for highlighting the firmer/sportier dynamics credited to firmer all-round and Australian calibration of the power steering system. In the test route then was not far the roads used frequently by the Car team when we do our high-speed evaluations.

This time we put our Yaris YRS three-door through our week-long test procedure. over those rural we again gleaned the much-improved

In fact, we’ve reached the that, all things considered, a torsion beam rear like the Toyota Yaris days stakes a claim to the small car suspension design by enthusiast drivers.

Combine with Toyota Yaris’ spring rates (18 per cent front and 26 per cent stiffer plus the Aussie power calibration development and the Yaris surprisingly sporty over our roads. Nice grip the Bridgestone low rolling resistance working with precise a compliant front-end and impressive balance.

Just as marked an improvement can be to all-new Toyota Yaris in the department. Wind noise, noise and NVH are significantly better the superseded Yaris they to be as rival light cars too made significant improvements in area.

In the city, of course the Yaris excelled, and astonishingly not one Car team member complained driving the five-speed manual in the hour crawlshows Toyota has the feel of clutch and transmission And Yaris’ minute 9.4-metre circle just snickered at our CBD carpark.

Toyota Yaris

While some may call it a others call it a ‘Toyota Let’s put it this way: we the much-improved exterior and interior of the all-new Yaris, but when alongside rivals like the Fiesta and Kia Rio, the Yaris look conservative.

Toyota Yaris Verdict

In Toyota Yaris and Mazda2 set to continue slugging it out for overall in light car segment sales (in the difference between the two was just 272 You can be sure deals will be amongst individual dealers you start shopping.

The all-new is unquestionably very good where even fierce must grudgingly concede kudos to Toyota, is the pricing for the new Yaris range. While the YRS model we tested was the only of the new range to increase in price, the moved north by just but the extra kit included as standard to more than $850so YRS buyers are still $350 in

Compact cars are where at globally and Toyota has earmarked the for success not only here in but also crucially in Europe. So to the price, you can also add the specifications, the and the driving dynamics.

Toyota Yaris The Competition

Gee the market is overflowing with compact cars these Car Showroom’s favourite is the Ford but the German Ford is only as a five-door hatchback or sedan so no to rival the Toyota Yaris YRS here. Still at $16,990, the CL five-door has lots of appeal.

Kia has updated its good-looking Rio range to three-door hatchbacks and four-door At $15,290, the Kia Rio three-door S (six-speed is overshadowed by Toyota Yaris 1.5-litre (80kW/141Nm to 79kW/135Nm) and have standard cruise but Rio has a more sporty driving an up-market interior and undercuts the YRS’ sticker ($16,890).

to the latest Polo, Volkswagen has forced to extend the wing of its Germany HQ which houses Of The Year’ trophies from the world. Like the Kia Rio, too is a sharp tool in the twisty and Volkswagen has it handily priced at for the entry-grade Trendline three-door manual. But do a detailed specification if shopping against Toyota’s YRS grade Yaris.

Mazda has sharpened the offering of its Mazda2 Neo (starts at $15,790). In of driving dynamics the new Toyota now rivals the previous benchmark-setting

Hyundai i20 is slickly priced at for the ‘Active’ three-door manual. 74kW/136Nm, the i20’s 1.4-litre is in the mix and stylists have upped games particularly inside had to because their colleagues at Kia did a job with the Rio.

Suzuki’s Swift is definitely worth a ($15,990 for GA manual). The 70kW/130Nm engine is out-muscled by the 1.5-litre in Yaris YRS, but compared to the old Suzuki now has high-standard build nailed.

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