Extra Points

  • No loss of passenger accommodation or load space over conventional Yaris.
  • 1.5 litre petrol engine is more economical and the electric motor more compact than the system in the Yaris.
  • Magnet material – winding of the coils with flat rather than round wire reduces weight and significantly reduces size of motor.
  • Nickel hydride battery – number of cells reduced 168 to 120, leading to a more efficient power management system, and because the battery can fit under the rear seats, the Hybrid has the same load space.
  • ‘The best balance between performance, fuel consumption and emissions’

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