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Yaris - the only småbilen with the hybrid

Toyota has done well with småbilen Yaris. Despite the fact that the customers in this class are extremely price sensitive, Toyota has managed to get more people to choose the more expensive version with the electric hybrid. The proportion in the last year who chose the was 68%.

Previously, there was the Yaris even with the diesel, but it was phased out a few years ago. Now it is electric hybrid or pure petrol as a choice between the two.

electric hybrid means that the petrol engine is assisted by an electric motor. The battery won't charge up with the cord, with a plug-in hybrid, but still has enough energy to drive the car short distances on electricity at low speed, for example when driving in a garage or in a p-house.

can be heard when the petrol engine rushes up and running, but the sound is not annoying loud. Power reaches the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission (e-CVT), which is controlled by a traditionally designed automatlåde-lever on the center console. In the larger models, the Auris and the Prius is a smaller lever higher on the dashboard.

Simple and orderly. Photo: Lasse Swärd

the driving environment may clearly approved. On the treekrade the steering wheel, which provide good steering feel with just enough resistance, sits buttons including radio and trip computer.

the Instruments consist of two large mätartavlor, one for the hybrid system and one for speed, and between them equipped with miscellaneous data that can be browse.

In the middle of the dashboard is a touch screen with radio, navigation (optional), etc and under the buttons two zone climate control system, which is standard in the jubileumsversionen Y20, which had its premiere at the Paris motor show in last autumn and is now available for purchase in Sweden.

At launch it was 20 years ago, the model had its world premiere. Y20 has been spruced up with a specially-designed 16 inch alloy wheels, side skirts, and new details in the front.

and covers most of the utrustningsväg. Among the options are pearl-lacquer, panoramaglastak and parkeringssensorer.

Hybridpaketet works smoothly and provides a low consumption. Photo: Lasse Swärd

the Nearest competitor is Volkswagen Polo 1.O THE TSI. But it is getting closer 23.000 sek more expensive with similar equipment. Without the hybrid.

the Yaris is the only car in the class that you can get with the electric hybrid. Compared with the petrol version is cleared, 1.5 and 115 horsepower is the hybrid of 11,000 kronor more expensive.

the Hybrid is about one decilitre of fuel efficient on the fuel per mile. This means approximately sek 1.50. Run the 1,500 miles per year will the 2250 sek. After five, you have earned the difference.

But I don't think so many expect so. It's probably more about the positive merkänslan it gives to run as lean as possible and to be able to run on electricity, albeit only short distances, but still. And the resale value learn to stand better than the pure petrol version is cleared.

"Our customer surveys show that have well-run hybrid, then it goes not back to a regular car," said Erik Gustafsson, head of corporate communications at Toyota Sweden.

Crowded worse in the back seat. Photo: Lasse Swärd

is to choose privatleasing. it costs from 2.095 kroro per month.

– Generally for the Toyota is the proportion of privatleasing around 30%, which is in line with the market as a whole. However, the differ this proportion significantly, depending on the model. Most popular as privatleasad is Aygo with close to 70 percent share, the Yaris has, in turn, about half, says Erik Gustafsson.

the overall impression is positive. Despite the fact that the Yaris has advanced the hybrid technology is cheaper than the nearest competitor Polo. The models Opell Corsa and Ford Fiesta are in the price, but both are thirstier, which is also the case for Polon.

the drawbacks are that it isn't approved for a tow bar and that the back seat is very crowded. An annoying detail is the placement of the button stolsvärmen - under the handle to the handbrake.

the Hatchback is a practical karossform. Photo: Lasse Swärd

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