Toyota Yaris SR gets high-spec upgrade

* Yaris SR gets 1100-worth of extra kit * Costs only 350 more than equivalent T3 model * Equipment includes portable sat-nav unit...

Toyota Yaris SR gets high-spec upgrade
21 Feb 2008 10:43

Toyota has given SR versions of its Yaris supermini an equipment upgrade, including a touch-screen satellite-navigation system.

In total, there's now 1100-worth of extra equipment in the new SR models, but the car costs only 350 more than the T3 model on which it is based.

The SR now has a removable touch-screen TomTom satellite-navigation unit, which is integrated with the car's stereo and offers Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.

Other additions include 16-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, a rear roof spoiler, chrome exhaust finisher, brushed alloy gearknob and front scuff plates.

There are also nine airbags, electric front windows, remote central locking, air-conditioning and front-foglamps.

Power comes from a choice of two engines. One is an 86bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine, which can propel the Yaris SR from 0-62mph in 11.5sec and on to a top speed of 106mph. Fuel economy is 47.1mpg on average and carbon dioxide emissions are 141g/km, putting it in VED band C.

The other engine is an 89bhp 1.1.4-litre diesel. It can power the Yaris to 62mph in 10.7sec and then on to 109mph. Average fuel economy is 62.8mpg, while emissions are 119g/km, which puts the car in VED band B.

Each engine is available with a five-speed gearbox, although a MultiMode automatic transmission can be ordered for an extra 500.

The Yaris SR is available in three- or five-door forms, and is available now from 10,995.

Yaris SR - prices
1.3 3dr manual 10,995
1.3 3dr auto 11,495
1.3 5dr manual 11,495
1.3 5dr auto 11,995
1.4 D-4D 3dr manual 11,995
1.4 D-4D 3dr auto 12,495
1.4 D-4D 5dr manual 12,495
1.4 D-4D 5dr auto 12,995