Toyota Yaris Icon Plus: city slicker

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As the third level in the four-grade 2014 Toyota Yaris model structure, Icon Plus represents an extremely tempting proposition within the supermini market, offering high-value specification and extra styling elements at an affordable price.

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Toyota altered the specification levels of Yaris for the 2014 model year to improve equipment levels and unique styling features in line with customer demands. Icon Plus is a prime example of this move, immediately distinguishing itself with dedicated 10-spoke, 15-inch ‘Selena’ alloy wheels, LED rear light clusters and front fog lights. Glacier Pearl paintwork is also unique to this grade, though eight alternative colours can be specified (Burning Red is pictured in these images).

High quality equipment abounds elsewhere in Icon Plus grade, such as automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, power windows front and rear, automatic climate control, cruise control, and a higher-set centre console design (manual transmission only) – all dedicated to making any journey a safer, easier and more comfortable experience. This marks the first time that dual-zone air conditioning and a ventilated glovebox has been made available in Yaris.

Icon Plus is the only grade within the Yaris range to offer three Toyota Optimal Drive engine options – 1.0-litre VVT-i and 1.33-litre VVT-i petrol (pictured), or 1.4-litre D-4D diesel – and either manual or Multidrive S transmissions.

Choice is therefore a key element of Icon Plus models, and Toyota has made it simple for prospective owners to make further upgrades to the car’s already generous specification thanks to cost-effective factory options.
For starters, the standard Toyota Touch audio system can be upgraded to the Toyota Touch & Go multimedia system (pictured), providing satellite navigation, Google Local Search connection and access to a range of useful, downloadable applications.

Four additional option packages are available. A Smart Pack makes life easier with keyless entry and push-button start, while the Appearance Pack (pictured) adds a matt black C-pillar decal to create a floating roof effect, plus dark-tinted rear privacy glass and a fixed panoramic roof.

The Protection Pack guards against the rough and tumble of town and country driving, providing front and rear parking sensors, floor mats, mud flaps, black side mouldings, boot liner and a rear bumper protection plate. Finally, stand-out features are bundled together in the Style Pack, including LED daytime running lights, aluminium scuff plates and chrome trim on the tailgate and exhaust pipe.

Are you tempted by the Yaris Icon Plus? Then why not follow this link to our latest collection of images, capturing the model at home in an urban environment.

For the latest Toyota Yaris prices visit the dedicated section on the Toyota.co.uk website.

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By Joe Clifford

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