The Year of the Yaris

2021 will be a landmark year for the iconic Toyota Yaris. With Toyota releasing the 4th generation Yaris Hybrid and the highly anticipated GR Yaris, this model will certainly go down in the history books.

Toyota released the 4th generation all-new Yaris Hybrid in the summer of 2020, and it certainly impressed! Having already picked up ‘Best Affordable Hybrid’ in Auto Express New Car Awards, this car is gaining attraction and proving to be a hit with customers.

Thanks to the winning combination of energising Hybrid power and stylish urban design, the New Yaris has also scooped the prestigious title of Car of the Year 2021, awarded by Europe's most senior automotive journalists.

With Toyota being the leading hybrid manufacturer, there was no doubt that this hybrid would have outstanding performance. This latest model uses the renowned hybrid electric powertrain which allows for this car to offer lower emissions, better fuel economy and operate in EV mode up to 60% of the time up to 80mph, which gives off zero-emission over longer distances and higher speeds.

With Toyota priding itself in safety, this model wasn't short of safety features. With this model being the first Toyota to be equipped with centre air bags. It also features other safety features: pre-collision system, electronic parking brake, hill start assist control and Toyota Safety Sense 2.

The 4th generation Yaris also offers driver convenience features: 8” multimedia display touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity, hybrid energy display, reversing camera, electronic power steering and the highly popular smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This all-new Yaris is a game changer and stands out from its competition. With pricing starting at £19,915 you defiantly get your money's worth with this car.

However, Toyota didn't stop there. They stepped up the level again with the unbelievable GR Yaris. This hot hatch has had the motor world going crazy and rightly so. With the car having been developed with experts at the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, this car is built with advanced technologies and incorporates a jaw dropping 1.6 Litre, 3-cylinder turbo engine and delivers 0-60 in just 5.31 seconds!

Incredible reviews and awards for this hot hatch have not stopped. It's really that thrilling! So far, the GR Yaris has won UK car of the year, Hot Hatch of the year, Top Gear Hot hatch of the year, EVO hot hatch of the year, CarWow Hot Hatch and Car of the year, best performance car of the year and Autocar gave it an incredibly rare 5-star review. Thishot hatch is arguably the most exciting hot hatch in a generation.

Starting from £30,020.00, the GR Yaris still has a lot to offer from its lower model all the way up to the Circuit pack model which starts at £33,520.00. The circuit pack certainly is the most appealing to all the thrill seekers and speed heads. The first batch of the GR Yaris sold out almost instantly due to the high anticipation and demand. It's a hot hatch almost everyone wanted to get their hands on. We can only imagine what's next for the Yaris and we have no doubts that Toyota can outdo themselves!