The 2009 Toyota Yaris features a range of new and revised engines that benefit from the technical advances delivered by Toyota Optimal Drive. There is a 1.33 litre Duat VVT-i petrol unit with a stop and start system plus improved versions of the award winning 1.0 litre VVT-i three cylinder petrol unit and the 1.4 litre D-4D diesel. The 1.33 litre petrol is new to the Toyota Yaris range, it features state of the art Dual VVT-I produces 100bhp and has the highest compression ratio of any petrol engine on the market at 11.5.1.
Within the B-segment the Toyota Yaris 1.33 Dual VVT-i is also the only model in its class to fall within band B for Vehicle Excise Duty, giving an annual road fund licence bill for 2008/9 of just £35.
Toyota’s three-cylinder VVT-i petrol engine has twice been a category winner in the sub-1.0-litre category of the International Engine of the Year Awards and now has even better fuel consumption and emissions performance. Toyota engineers have worked on the unit to deliver massive improvements including a new cut off system to save fuel during gear changes plus improvements to the electronic fuel injection management, use of low viscosity oil for less engine resistance and adoption of an exhaust gas recirculation system and cylinder block water jacket spacer to increase efficiency.
There is not a model in the 2009 Toyota Yaris range that emits more than 120g/km of carbon dioxide, thanks to the adoption of Toyota Optimal Drive across the entire range.
The Toyota Yaris is priced at approximately £8585.