The New Toyota Yaris

2016 sees Toyota release a new Design grade along with some fantastic additional options

The Toyota Yaris is to gain a new Design grade, vibrant new colours, high-quality trims, stylish new upholstery finishes and a new Bi-Tone exterior finish in a package of features for the 2016 model year.

Alessandro Massimino, Product Manager in Brussels explains: "Yaris was always extremely strong in its rational dimensions: great packaging, durability, cost of ownership... What we wanted to achieve was to connect the model not only with our customer's brain, but also with their hearts."

Toyota Yaris Hybrid, exterior Red, side back view, daytime driving shot, busy city background.

New grade lineup

Active and Icon

The 2015 grades came with Toyota Touch 2 with Bluetooth®, reversing camera and LED daytime running lights and rear lights as standard. Hybrid Active now adds the new Spinne black seat trim. Icon will now have the new Spinne black seat trim and new style 15” alloys as standard as well as significant added specification including: DAB, a Temporary Spare Wheel, Cruise Control and Rear Privacy Glass.


A new Design grade will be added to the Yaris line-up, including the hybrid. It will feature a black honeycomb front grille with satin chrome detailing and front fog light surrounds; in the cabin there will be an all-black upholstery design and piano black trim inserts. A Convenience pack is also available on Design which includes rain and dusk sensors and other luxury specification features outlined below.


The new Excel also comes with Rear Privacy Glass as standard and becomes exclusively hybrid. There will also be a Premium pack available on Excel which includes Skyview Panoramic roof and other luxury specification features.

Factory option pack details

Convenience Pack (available on Design)

  • Rain and dusk sensors  
  • Keyless entry  
  • Automatically folding mirrors
  • Dual-zone climate control A/C
  • Push button Start

Premium Pack (available on Excel)

  • Skyview panoramic roof (removed when selected with 15” wheel option)
  • Rear spoiler
  • Keyless Entry
  • Automatically folding mirrors
  • Toyota Touch 2 with Go Navigation

Bi-tone exterior

Yaris will display extra style with the introduction of a new Bi-Tone exterior finish option (£795) that combines metallic Eclipse Black wrap-around paintwork for the roof, front pillars, door mirrors, upper front wings and bonnet leading edge with a choice of Pearl White or Vermillion Red (replacing Burning Red) for the rest of the body.

Toyota Yaris bi-tone Vermillion Red
Toyota Yaris in bi-tone Vermillion Red
Toyota Yaris bi-tone Pearl White
Toyota Yaris in bi-tone Pearl White


Looking at the interior, there are still the same important modifications aimed at improving driving pleasure and on board comfort. Efforts focused particularly on the quality of the materials which, both in feel and appearance, changed significantly compared to the previous model.

The cabin will be fitted with a black headliner to match the roof and finished in a choice of three exclusive colour schemes: All-Black, Warm Grey or Soft Gradation Corda Grey (forms part of the new White Bi-Tone option).

Toyota Yaris black interior
Toyota Yaris bi-tone Vermillion Red interior
Toyota Yaris bi-tone Pearl White interior
Toyota Yaris bi-tone Pearl White interior

Toyota Safety Sense

The addition of Toyota Safety Sense as an option for Yaris on all grades except Active has moved it to the top of its market segment for active and passive safety provisions.

Toyota anticipates that one third of all Yaris manufactured will be equipped with this advanced, integrated safety package from the start of 2016.

Find out more about Toyota safety here.

See below for Safety Sense features available with Yaris.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid, exterior White, outdoor driving background with blue rays emerging out of the centre of the vehicle.
Pre-collision system

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pre-Crash Brake Assist
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking

Additional driver aids

  • Lane Departure Alert without steering control
  • Automatic High Beam

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