Toyota Yaris – Parking Assist

Driving’s great, but parking’s not so much fun. Whether it’s parallel parking on the street or trying to neatly slot into a car park space, none of us get it right all the time. With waiting traffic piling on the pressure, a smooth parking manoeuvre quickly descends into an embarrassing shuffle-fest. If only there were an easier way…

In the new Toyota Yaris, there is an easier way – it’s called Parking Assist. We’ll explain a little more below, but for now, let’s see how Ned fares without:

Poor Ned – if only he’d known! Parking Assist is available as part of the Protection Pack that can be optionally specified on Yaris Icon, Sport and Excel models. It supplements the reversing camera function of the Yaris’ Touch 2 infotainment system with front and rear parking sensors.

Combining the two technologies means that the driver gets both audible and visual indicators of what is around the vehicle, making it so much easier to manoeuvre into a parking space without any outside assistance like Ned endured.

And as well as making your life easier when you’re out and about in the new Yaris, Parking Assist plays a valuable role in improving safety and preventing bumps. The parking sensors will detect objects that may be unseen to the driver, so if a child has just dashed behind your car while your concentration was elsewhere, Parking Assist will warn you. And if you’ve ever had a bollard jump in the way of your car, then it’ll catch those too!

Head down to your local Toyota dealer to try out the new Yaris with Parking Assist and you’ll be parking like a pro in no time. For more information on the new Toyota Yaris, head over to the designated section of the Toyota UK website.

See also:
Toyota Yaris – Reversing Camera
Toyota Yaris – Practicality and Space
Toyota Yaris – Daytime Running Lights
Toyota Yaris – Accessories and Roof Racks

Toyota Yaris – Touch 2 Multimedia


  1. I have the Toyota yaris hybrid 2020 Design trim
    Can Toyota fit Parking sensors with braking system on car.

    1. Hello Uzair, thank you for your comment.

      Parking sensors can be retrofitted and this is something that your local Toyota Centre will be able to provide further information on. Thanks.

  2. I have recently got a Toyota Yaris Design 2021, I am disappointed to see there is no parking sensors and when I asked I was told it costs £300 to install, the dealer never mentioned this only after when I asked they told me I should have asked for city pack they did not provide me with any information, really disappointing. This was available on my my Yaris Icon 2014 that I changed to this.

    1. Hi Shaya,
      Thanks for getting in touch. We’re sorry that your vehicle doesn’t meet your ideal specification.
      If you are unhappy with the service you have received from your Toyota Centre, our Customer Relations team will be best placed to help.
      They can be contacted here –

  3. Just bought a yaris icon 2016, it has a rear parking camera, does it have actual parking sensors too? Its not obvious if so. Is it part of the optional pack ? if so can I get it retrofitted?

    1. Hi David,
      Thanks for your comment and congratulations on your Yaris Icon!
      The car does not come with parking sensors. However, these can be installed as an accessory by your nearest Toyota Centre.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *