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Upgraded Toyota Yaris with Hybrid-only lineup

Posted: 28/03/2024
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Upgraded three-model Yaris hatch hybrid range priced from $28,500
New entry-level Ascent Sport hybrid joins SX and top-of-the-range Yaris ZR
Latest generation Toyota Safety Sense and multimedia systems

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Great news! The upgraded Toyota Yaris hatch has landed in Australia with a hybrid-only lineup priced from $28,500(1) for the Ascent Sport, a new addition to the line-up.

The three-model range features a new entry-level Ascent Sport hybrid grade, improved Toyota Safety Sense(2) suite of driver assistance features, the latest generation multimedia system, increased technology and styling tweaks.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said the upgraded Yaris with its hybrid-only powertrain holds plenty of appeal for customers.

“Our hybrid lineup continues to grow and we know this is what our customers are asking for with hybrids making up 40.7 per cent of our sales to date this year,” Mr Hanley said.

“In the upgraded Yaris, the low fuel consumption and smooth performance of the hybrid powertrain provide a superb combination for a small city car while the addition of new safety, multimedia and convenience technologies will provide plenty of customer appeal,” he said.

Upgraded Toyota Yaris rear

Alongside the new Ascent Sport grade, the Yaris hatch is available in the mid-range SX version priced from $31,960(1) with the top-of-the-range Yaris ZR priced from $34,530(1).

All models in the upgraded five-door Yaris range are powered by a 1.5-litre hybrid system that drives the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The system combines a 67kW/120Nm three-cylinder petrol engine with a 59kW/141Nm front motor generator and 4.3Ahr lithium-ion battery to produce a maximum combined power output of 85kW.

Combined-cycle fuel consumption is a very low 3.3l/100km(3) with the car producing just 76 grams of CO2 per kilometre(4) on the combined cycle test.

Improved safety has been a major focus of the upgrade with all grades of the Yaris hatch featuring the latest Toyota Safety Sense(2) driver assistance technologies.

These include the auto emergency braking pre-collision safety system that now recognizes motorcycles and oncoming vehicles in addition to cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles ahead, and enhanced intersection collision avoidance (daylight only) and emergency steering assist (daylight only).

The upgraded Yaris hatch also gains enhancements to its active cruise control and lane trace assist functionality while the cameras and sensors that continually provide information to the system now operate over a wider area.

Upgraded Toyota Yaris hybrid interior

Inside, the upgraded Yaris also gains a raft of new technology headlined by the latest generation multimedia system.

For further enhanced safety, Yaris SX versions also gain a parking support brake2 with front and rear parking sensors while the ZR grade adds safe exit assist in conjunction with the blind spot monitor.

The system now uses a larger 8-inch touchscreen display (previously 7-inch) and features wireless Apple CarPlay®(5) and Android Auto™(6), cloud-based satellite navigation(7) for the Ascent Sport grade and cloud-based and embedded satellite navigation7 for SX and ZR variants, and a USB-C audio jack.

There are also now two USB-C charging ports to keep mobile devices powered up.

For the driver, the Yaris SX and ZR variants gain further technology upgrades and feature a full 7-inch digital instrument cluster that offers a choice of nine display patterns across three themes of Casual, Smart and Sporty.

Upgraded Toyota Yaris digital instrument cluster

With the Yaris already established as a stylish small hatch, design changes have been kept to a minimum with a new front grille – in resin for Ascent Sport and SX and dark chrome for ZR.

For the cabin, all models feature new design patterns for the seats that are upholstered in a cloth fabric in Ascent Sport and SX grades with a premium cloth fabric for the sports seats in the ZR version.

Toyota has also revised the colour palette with the Yaris now offered in eight single exterior colours – Glacier White, Frosted White, Stunning Silver, Ebony, Atomic Rush, Coral Rose, Bronx Bronze and Massive Grey(8).

Coral Rose, Bronx Bronze and Massive Grey are also available in an optional two-tone colourways with a black roof on ZR(8).

The Toyota Yaris is offered with the Toyota Warranty Advantage(9), consisting of a five-year/unlimited kilometre term(13) with capped-price servicing for the first five years/75,000km (whichever comes first) and each 12-month/15,000km service costing $245.(10)

Upgraded Toyota Yaris driving



(new or upgraded items in bold)


  • 85kW, 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain
  • 4.3Ahr lithium-ion hybrid battery
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front MacPherson strut suspension with stabiliser bar
  • Rear torsion beam suspension with stabiliser bar
  • Ventilated 255mm front disc and 200mm rear drum brakes
  • Rack & pinion steering with electric power assistance


  • Halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, rear halogen foglights
  • Resin front grille
  • 15” steel wheels with 185/60R15 (6J Steel Wheel)
  • Temporary spare wheel
  • Electric auto retractable exterior mirrors
  • Rear windscreen wiper
  • Eight single options with solid, crystal pearl, metallic, and mica paint finishes(8)


  • New design cloth fabric seat upholstery
  • Manual driver and front passenger seat adjustment
  • 60/40-split rear seat back
  • Urethane steering wheel with steering wheel controls
  • Manual tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Analogue instrument cluster
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display (MID)
  • 2 front centre console cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Front and rear carpet floor mats


  • Toyota Safety Sense(2):
    • Pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking
      • Pedestrian, cyclist (daylight only), motorcyclist and oncoming vehicle detection
      • Intersection collision avoidance support
      • Emergency steering assist
      • Acceleration suppression at low speeds
    • Active cruise control
      • Curve speed reduction
      • Deceleration assist
    • Lane trace assist with lane-departure alert
    • Road-sign assist (speed signs only)
    • Automatic high beam
  • Reversing camera
  • ABS, vehicle stability and traction control
  • 8 SRS airbags
  • Three rear ISOFIX anchor points + top tethers

Comfort and convenience

  • Automatic climate control
  • Smart entry and start
  • 2 USB-C accessory sockets
  • Front and rear power windows

Infotainment / Multimedia

  • 8-inch display audio touchscreen with natural voice recognition
    • Cloud-based satellite navigation(3)
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay®(5) and Android Auto™(6) compatibility
    • Bluetooth®(11) connectivity
    • DAB+ digital radio(7)
  • 6 speaker audio system
  • USB-C audio jack

YARIS SX – additional/changed features over Yaris Ascent Sport
(new or upgraded items in bold)


  • LED headlights and taillights
  • 15” alloy wheels with 185/60R15 (6J Alloy Wheel)
  • Rear privacy glass


  • Soft-touch instrument panel
  • Leather-accented steering wheel and transmission shift knob
  • Satin silver ornamentation
  • 7-inch digital instrument cluster display


  • Front & rear parking support brake with parking sensors(2)


Embedded and cloud-based satellite navigation(7,12)

YARIS ZR – additional/changed features over Yaris SX
(new or upgraded items in bold)


  • 16” alloy wheels with 185/55R16 (6J Alloy Wheel) tyres
  • Rear spoiler
  • Dark chrome front grille
  • Black-painted exterior mirror caps
  • Three two-tone colour options(8)


  • Sports front seats with new design premium cloth fabric upholstery
  • Front centre console box with light
  • Piano black ornamentation
  • Red inserts on dash and front doors


Blind spot monitor with safe exit assist(2)
Rear cross-traffic alert(2)

Comfort and convenience

  • Head up display
  • Nanoe-X™(9)


1 Manufacturer's recommended retail price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
2. Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Results achieved for Yaris hybrid in ADR81/02 combined drive cycle fuel consumption testing. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.
4. Results achieved for Yaris hybrid in ADR81/02 CO2 testing. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.
5. CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
6. Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC
7. Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
8. Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.
9. The standard Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5yrs, with unlimited kms, from first registration date (or from delivery in WA)". Excludes vehicles used for a commercial purpose, such as taxis, hire vehicles and vehicles transporting people or goods for payment including rideshare. The commercial vehicle Toyota Warranty Advantage period is 5 years from delivery or 160,000kms (whichever occurs first). See toyota.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle’s Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
10. Max price quoted is model specific. Applies to standard scheduled logbook servicing (normal operating conditions) for 5 yrs/75,000 kms (whichever occurs first) up to a max. 5 services. Excludes Government & Rental vehicles. For details see your Toyota dealer or visit toyota.com.au/advantage.
11. Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.
12. Complimentary updates for embedded maps are provided for a period of 3 years (depending on vehicle model and/or grade) from delivery date. Fees may apply thereafter. See toyota.com.au/connected/terms-conditions for T&Cs and details.
13. Product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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