Toyota has revealed it is to expand its range of Yaris models this summer by launching two new versions – the Edition and the Trend – which will place a strong focus on style.
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the two new variants will add "a healthy dose of visual pizzazz" to the Yaris’ sharp appearance, with each version coming with blacked-out C-pillars.
These, when combined with darkened rear privacy glass, contrast with Tyrol Silver or Cirrus White paintwork to create a "floating roof" effect.
The new Yaris Edition adds a series of sporty features, including 15-inch Podium smoke-finished machined alloy wheels, front fog lamps, rear privacy glass, a touch of extra chrome exterior rear trim, a tachometer and a leather-trimmed gear knob, while manual air conditioning can be specified as an option.
Meanwhile, the Yaris Trend takes the sports-themed Yaris SR as its starting point, and adds the new Podium alloys in 16-inch form and a chrome tailpipe trim, while the Toyota Touch & Go multimedia system with satellite navigation can be specified as an option.
The Edition is powered by Toyota’s award-winning 1.0-litre VVT-i petrol engine, with five-speed manual transmission, while both three and five-door version are offered.
The Trend is powered by the 1.33-litre VVT-i petrol unit, with a choice of six-speed manual or, in the five-door version, Toyota’s Multidrive S CVT automatic.
According to Totoya, it is hoping to "set the style for summer" with the two new versions of the Yaris, which remains one of the manufacturer's bestselling models across the UK and the rest of the world, and is hoping that the new focus will expand the range's appeal to even more motorists.
"Toyota brings a bit of welcome styling sizzle to Britain’s bleak summer with the timely introduction of the new Yaris Edition and Yaris Trend," the company added.
Posted by Craig Salter
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