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by Brett Davis

Toyota has released the new 2011 Toyota Yaris in Australia, showcasing a revised new look, various weight-savings, more fuel-efficient engines, more equipment and new prices.

The 2011 Toyota Yaris update on the outside features a new headlight design, a single wiper system, and revised front and rear bumpers. The Yaris also features a slightly extended body, by 100mm, providing more interior room.

Toyota has managed to shed 20kg from the Yaris’s weight, with 5kg being saved in the body construction, 6kg in the chassis and 5kg in the seats. An additional 4kg was also saved in other areas.

Thanks to a number of engine revisions such as reductions in friction, improve heat management and a re-tuned engine computer, the Yaris showcases a decrease in overall average fuel consumption by up to 0.4L/100km.

CarAdvice is at the launch of the new Toyota Yaris and is preparing a full review of the new model. Stay tuned for all the details and a full interpretation.

Pricing for the 2011 Toyota Yaris is as follows (excluding on-road costs and taxes):

3-door hatch

NEW

PREVIOUS

CHANGE

VALUE

YR

$14,990

$14,990

$0

+$1,400

YRS

$16,890

$16,390

$500

+$350

ZR

$18,990

(New model)

5-door hatch

NEW

PREVIOUS

CHANGE

VALUE

YR

$15,690

$15,690

$0

+$1,400

YRS

$17,390

$17,390

$0

+$850

YRX

$21,390

$21,390

$0

+$2,450

Options
Automatic transmission (YR, YRS): $1,600
Cruise control (YR): $650




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