Yaris DPL 2011: Greater value, improved standard equipment
— Simple four grade strategy offering comprehensive standard equipment at even Entry level
— Toyota Touch — a new approach to affordable touch screen multimedia systems
— Touch & Go — the best value satellite navigation system on the market
— Downloadable apps available from launch — new Facebook app puts Yaris drivers in touch with 180 million users
The new Yaris model range will be available in a choice of four grades —Entry, Active, Style and Lounge. Tailored to offer a stronger differentiation between them, each grade will offer customers a unique style and character, with dedicated interior zones for personalisation.
Offering outstanding value for money, with a high level of interior refinement and an extremely generous standard equipment specification, the Active grade will attract new customers to the Toyota brand and is expected to represent the largest percentage of new Yaris sales.
It features soft touch dashboard and door panel trim, gun metal inserts, steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth switchgear, driver's seat height adjustment, and silver stitching to the leather steering wheel and gear lever surround. A full audio multimedia 6.1'' display interface with Bluetooth and USB/Aux connectivity incorporates a rear view camera, and manual air-conditioning is fitted as standard. With seven airbags, ABS and VSC, the Active grade also offers customers the highest levels of safety.
The Style grade targets younger customers, offering the highest levels of standard equipment and the most dynamic, sporting, interior trim. Externally, it features a stiffer suspension set-up, 16" alloy wheels, front fog lamps with chrome surrounds and an integral rear spoiler. The interior includes grade-exclusive colour, trim and driver's instruments, driver and front passenger's seat height adjustment and armrest, and orange stitching for the steering wheel and hand break.
The Lounge grade has been tailored to appeal to both existing Yaris owners and those downsizing from the C-segment. It features a grade-specific light grey finish for the soft touch dashboard pad and door panels, an exclusive seat trim, driver and front passenger's seat height adjustment and armrest, a newly introduced dual-zone automatic climate control system with ventilated glove box, electric rear windows, alloy wheels and front fog lamps.
Reflecting today's highly connected society, on-board multimedia systems are in increasing demand by customers of every automotive segment, regardless of vehicle price or model grade.
These customers require a system which gives centralized, touch screen control of the widest possible range of vehicle functions, as well as connectivity to external devices such as mobile phones and portable music players.
Toyota Touch is a 6.1 inch, full colour, touch screen interface which represents a new approach to affordable, on-board multimedia systems. Fitted, as standard, on the new Yaris from the Active grade, it incorporates AM/FM radio, a CD/MP3 player, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity with a music streaming facility, and automatic phonebook synchronisation at each connection. A USB port allows for the connection of portable music players, with the facility to display iTunes album cover art.
On-screen vehicle information displays include remaining fuel range, instant fuel consumption, average fuel consumption per minute over the last 15 minutes and time elapsed since last engine start. The system is available in the French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Russian languages.
In addition, the system incorporates a rear view camera, fitted as standard. The image is displayed on the Toyota Touch screen when reverse gear is engaged, to assist with parking manoeuvres.
Toyota Touch & Go
Building on the Toyota Touch multimedia base unit, Toyota Touch & Go equips the new Yaris with a navigation system representing the best value for money on the market.
The system includes all the most popular navigation functions, such as advanced traffic coverage, customisable speed limits, speed camera warnings and motorway signposting.
In addition, it not only offers drivers a choice of the fastest or shortest route to their destination, but also the one with the smallest environmental impact - an 'Ecological' route option.
Using a compatible mobile phone, via Bluetooth, the system offers on-board connectivity to a Google Local Search function —the largest and most up-to-date search database in the world. Via Google Maps, destinations may be input remotely from home or office, and Points of Interest may be downloaded for entry as destinations.
The installation of Touch & Go also upgrades the multimedia base unit with the addition of an SMS on-screen send/receive function incorporating a contact person image display, and a USB-based photo viewing function.
Several Toyota Touch & Go Apps will be available for download from launch, such as fuel price, weather and parking space information. In addition, A specific Facebook App has been developed to allow Yaris owners to stay in touch with the 180 million European Facebook users over the course of their journey.
Toyota Touch & Go has been designed specifically to be both flexible and affordable. The system can be up-dated with the newest functions or latest maps, as they become available.
Tailored specification packs
Carefully tailored to enhance on-board comfort and convenience, a number of upgrade Option Packs offer Yaris customers exceptional value for money.
A VIP pack features partial leather upholstery, privacy glass, and driver and front passenger footwell lighting.
A Sound pack incorporates a dual, 280 watt amplifier and 8 premium speakers. A Vision pack offers customers front foglamps and a panoramic sunroof with independent, front and rear opening sunshades.
A Senso pack features automatic wipers and headlamps, and an electro-chromatic rear view mirror. A Senso Smart pack adds smart entry to the Senso pack content. And a Design pack features 15" alloy wheels and front foglamps.