Toyota Yaris Design leads new range for 2016

A new Toyota Yaris Design grade leads a refreshed Yaris line-up for 2016, offering customers a wealth of choice combined with the model’s established values of style, budget-friendly performance the unique-in-class option of hybrid power, with CO2 emissions from just 75g/km.

Customers for the new Design models can opt for a stand-out new colour scheme that includes a black “wrap-around” roof treatment. Elsewhere there are improved specifications, new wheels and seat trims and new option packs to choose from.

Toyota Yaris Design

The new five-door Design grade replaces Sport in the Yaris line-up and provides comprehensive customer choice with 1.33 VVT-i petrol, 1.4 D-4D diesel and hybrid powertrain options.

The standard specification includes: –

  • Cruise Control
  • Toyota Touch 2
  • DAB tuner
  • Bluetooth
  • Reversing camera
  • Dual-zone climate control (hybrid only)
  • 16-inch black and machined-face alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights and rear lights
  • Projector headlights
  • Gloss black honeycomb-mesh grille
  • Rear spoiler
  • Chrome fog lamp surrounds
  • Bi-colour option

The Yaris Design models can be given extra visual impact with a new bi-colour option (£795) that provides an Eclipse Black metallic finish for the roof, front pillars, door mirrors and upper grille with contrasting Vermilion Red or Glacier Pearl White bodywork. The latter comes with a bespoke two-tone grey interior and seat upholstery; both versions add a black headlining.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris specifications

The 2016 Yaris benefits from revised equipment specifications across the board, including the provision of a temporary spare wheel as standard on all models. The Active hybrid model features new Spinne black cloth seat trim.

Icon versions add DAB digital radio, cruise control, rear privacy glass and new-design 15-inch alloy wheels, plus the black Spinne seat trim. Excel becomes a hybrid-only grade, with features including automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, 16-inch alloys, rear power windows, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a cooled glovebox.

Yaris Options and option packs

Customers can enhance the appearance and upgrade the equipment specification of their new Yaris with a selection of options and two factory-fitted option packs.

The new Convenience Pack, available for petrol and diesel Design versions (£950), provides dusk-sensing headlights and rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, auto-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control and push-button start.

The Excel Hybrid can be specified with a Premium Pack (£1,095), which adds a Skyview panoramic roof, rear spoiler, keyless entry, auto-folding door mirrors and Toyota Touch 2 with Go navigation.

Other key options include front and rear parking sensors, a Protection Pack and the addition of the Go navigation and connectivity function to the Toyota Touch 2 system. A leather interior can be specified with a range of different contrast stitching options, according to model grade.

Toyota Safety Sense

Toyota Safety Sense can be specified for Icon, Design and Excel versions of Yaris, equipping the car with Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert and Automatic High Beam. The benefits this package of active safety and driver assistance features provides is reflected in lower insurance group ratings.

Toyota Yaris Price

The 2016 Yaris range is on sale now, with first deliveries to customers in late December. All new cars are covered by Toyota’s five-year/100,000-mile warranty. Full range pricing is detailed below.

Active3dr1.0 VVT-i5MT£11,495
Active5dr1.0 VVT-i5MT£12,095
Active5dr1.5 VVT-i HybridCVT£15,295
Icon3dr1.0 VVT-i5MT£12,915
Icon5dr1.0 VVT-i5MT£13,515
Icon3dr1.33 VVT-i6MT£13,665
Icon5dr1.33 VVT-i6MT£14,265
Icon5dr1.33 VVT-iCVT£15,265
Icon5dr1.4 D-4D6MT£15,895
Icon5dr1.5 VVT-i HybridCVT£16,495
Design5dr1.33 VVT-i6MT£14,995
Design5dr1.33 VVT-iCVT£15,995
Design5dr1.4 D-4D6MT£16,625
Design5dr1.5 VVT-i HybridCVT£16,995
Excel5dr1.5 VVT-i HybridCVT£17,795


  1. I’ve just ordered a new Yaris Icon, due to be picked up next week. Can you tell me the average mpg for the 1.3 litre engine version? Thanks

  2. Hi Sara,
    Thank you for your post the combined mpg with a 15 inch wheel 1.33 Dual VVT-i 6MT is 57.6. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

    1. Hi Maurice. Apologies for the delayed response. The Excel is our top-of-the-range grade. We hope this helps.

  3. Hi Toyota,

    Absolutely disappointed with the quality of your manufacturing. Bought a Brand New Yaris Hybrid roughly a month ago and today it has refused to start altogether due to a faulty yellow key light. Eventually have to call the breakdown service AA only to find out that it needs a trip to the dealership. In the first set of checks, the dealership is unable to figure out any faults through their computer systems and the misery continues……………. Eventually have to leave the car at the dealership now and waiting to hear back from them.

    Is this what you call quality of manufacturing? Is this why I bought a brand new car?

    Absolutely unhappy customer who will never buy a Toyota again and will suggest others the same as well

  4. Why can you only get electric rear windows on the bi-colour red and black design and not on any other of the design models or the icon? There are no packages that include this option either! I have 14 plate icon plus where electric rear windows are standard so why have they stopped this option?

    1. Hi Anne,
      Unfortunately, we’re unable to say as to why this option has been stopped. We can pass your feedback on to our team so they’re aware! Many thanks.

    1. No problem Mike, thanks for getting in touch. We’ve had a look through the latest handbook and couldn’t find any reference to a cooled glovebox. The air conditioning option as stated in the current handbook is not available in UK models. Is this what you are referring to?

      1. Hi, my UK spec. 2012 Yaris Hybrid has a cooled glovebox. It is mentioned in my manual. I also have the ‘latest’ Yaris manual in PDF form from the url mentioned earlier (YARIS+HV_OM_Europe_OM52G10E.pdf) and it also shows the cooled glovebox on page 298:

        “Using the glove box vent (if equipped)

        Air from the air conditioning system can be distributed into the glove box by opening and closing the vent.

        The air is conditioned the same as the air for the passenger side vent.

        Perishable items should not be put in the box.”

        Same info is also in pdf “YARIS_HV_OM_Europe_OM52G76E” on page 306.

      2. Thanks Mike. We’ve got the same information. The key bit there is the (if equipped), which on UK spec models it is not, we’re afraid.

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