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. Hi David,
      Thank you for your post. 2016 Yaris will be available in Pure White, Glacier Pearl White, Tyrol Silver, Platinum Bronze, Decuma Grey, Eclipse Black, Chilli Red, Vermillion Red, Sintra Blue and Island Blue. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

      1. Hi Raymond,
        Thank you for your post. We have spoken with our product department and they have advised that this comes as standard on Yaris Hybrid. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

      2. Does the Yaris Excel come with a cooled glovebox as standard and is the cooled glovebox available on any other models?

      3. Hi Andrew. Yes, the Yaris Excel comes with a cooled glovebox as standard. In terms of other models, do you mean other trim levels of Yaris or entirely different Toyota vehicles? PLEASE NOTE: This answer has been updated here: Update

      4. Hi Andrew. An update on our previous response – we’ve been informed that the Yaris Excel does not come with a cooled glovebox. Unfortunately, none of the current Yaris versions have a cooled glovebox now or previously. We are very sorry for any confusion this may have caused and are happy to answer any further questions you may have. Thank you.

    1. Hi Paul,
      Thank you for your post. There are no plans currently to introduce a 1.2T petrol engine, however we will pass your comments onto our product department. Many thanks.

  1. Hi, Charlotte.
    Im waiting for my Yaris hybrid bronze bitone 2016 to arrive, but have no specific information or detailed photos yet (especialy interior look) except what was available in Frankfurt this year.
    Do you have any new specs/photos?

    1. Hi Graham,
      Thank you for your post. 2016 Yaris brochure is available to download online on our website, if you would like this sending out to yourself please let us know. 2016 Yaris is also available to order now through your local Toyota Dealer. Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

  2. I am taking delivery of a new Totota Yaris Icon on 3rd March.My existing Yaris 2013 has lots of addresses in my Sat Nav is it possible to transfer to my new car

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thank you for your post. We have run this past our technical team and they have advised to refer to my destinations within the navigation owner’s manual. This should be able to explain further and if you require further assistance we recommend you visit your local Toyota Dealer which can be found here: Hope this helps and if you have any other questions please let us know.

    1. Hi Barry. Thanks for your question. The 1.33 Yaris Icon comes with remote central locking as standard. We hope this helps.

  3. Just tried to online spec an Excel Hybrid and it says rear power windows only available with red bi-tone. Thought these were standard on this model?

    1. Hi Keith,
      Thank you for your post. Rear power windows are standard on red bi-tone only, not white. Hope this helps and if you have any more questions please let us know.

  4. Hi, I’m picking my Yaris Icon 1.33, pre reg by dealer, 65 plate up on Wednesday and just wanted to confirm it has DAB radio in, remember on test drive was told just AM/FM, but reading since I’m seeing all over brochures, internet etc that DAB is standard on Icon? Thanks

    1. Hi Pete,
      Thank you for your post. We are glad to hear of your purchase and hope you enjoy your new Yaris on Wednesday. We have spoken with our technical department and in order for us to check whether your Yaris comes with DAB radio we would require the cars VIN number and registration plate. Do you have these readily available? Many thanks.

      1. Hi Pete,
        After checking with our technical team we can confirm that your Yaris comes with DAB radio. Hope you enjoy your new Yaris. Many thanks.

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