The Toyota Yaris Hybrid – the UK and Europe’s Prius C alternative – will start at £14,995 making it the UK’s cheapest hybrid car.
Back in February we learnt that the Toyota Yaris Hybrid, which is the small hybrid offering in the UK and Europe instead of the Prius C, will cost ‘under £15,000′. Well, it does but only just – the Yaris Hybrid starts at £14,005.
That sub-£15k starting point does make the Yaris hybrid the cheapest hybrid in the UK, but it’s also a chunk more than the really rather good regular Toyota Yaris, which kicks off at £11k, so unless you do mega miles, have a green halo to polish or need the 79g/k headline emissions top cut your tax bill go for the non-hybrid Yaris every time.
The Yaris Hybrid comes in three flavours – T3, T4 and T Spirit, with the starting point T3 getting AirCon, front electric windows and 6-speaker sound at £14,995. Move up to the T4 and you can add in 15″ alloys, privacy, fogs, Bluetooth, DAB, rearview camera and rear LEDs. The T4 will set you back £15,895.
Top of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid tree is the T Spirit which aims to throw most of Toyota;s toys in the price, so you also get 16″ alloys, Cruise, Keyless, all round electric windows, auto lights and wipers, part leather trim and a rear spoiler. But then you will be forking over £16,995.
Even if you fork out £16,995 for the Yaris Hybrid T Spirit there’s still stuff you won’t get, like SatNav (£650), and you can also add the Protection Pack (mud flaps, floor mats…£250) and Protection Pack+ which also throws in rear parking sensors (£525). So without too much effort you could spend over £18k on your new Yaris Hybrid.
Still, it’s a better option than the ‘Look at me I’m Green’ Prius C; much better to have hybrid as an option on Toyota’s standard range than a stand alone hybrid sub-brand in the Prius cars.
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid order book is now open with first cars due in July.
Toyota Yaris Hybrid Photo Gallery
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