• Monday, December 04, 2023
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Toyota applies KISS principle


Toyota has simplified the Yaris range with the application of the KISS principle (Keep It Sweet and Simple) to its Yaris hatch range. Toyota fine-tuned its Yaris line-up for 2013, focusing on the more popular models, and dropping the three-door variants entirely.

Simplifying the model names to “1.0”, “1.3” and “1.3 CVT” reflects a straightforward three-model line-up using the proven 51kW one-litre and 73kW 1.3-litre engines, while the flagship 1.5 petrol-hybrid variants will still be badged as “XS HSD” and “XR HSD” respectively.

All Yaris models come with anti-lock braking, electronic brake-pressure distribution, brake assist and driver, front passenger and side airbags.

The 1.0 and 1.3-litre manual-gearbox models come standard with 15” alloy wheels, full exterior colour coding, air conditioning, remote central locking, multi-information display, front electric windows and mirrors, audio system with input terminal and steering wheel switches.

The 1.3 CVT adds a leather steering wheel and gear lever, while the two hybrid models have the following equipment upgrades: Vehicle stability control with hill hold, driver’s knee bag and curtain airbags (XR), rear spoiler (XR), projector headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

Others features are front foglights, keyless entry, automatic climate control, electric rear windows, touch screen audio system, Bluetooth compatibility and rain-sensing wipers, including automatic light control system. All included in the package are the electro-chromatic rearview mirror cool function glove compartment and the rear side window privacy glass.