From the moment the Yaris was launched, it was a game-changer. Not only did it make urban driving fun, but it did it with real style. Today, the Yaris is still one of Toyota’s best-sellers, and the Yaris Sedan model has transformed urban driving completely.
Our customers love the Yaris, and at Hertz Car Rental we do too. The dynamism and driver-friendly nature of the car makes it far more sporty and responsive than you might have thought, while that exceptional economy means it’s kind on your pocket and the planet.
A redesigned body
Toyota has taken a relook at the styling and have revamped the next-generation Yaris. Now, its sweeping lines and curvaceous body panels make it a completely different animal from its predecessors. It’s not just aesthetics, either – the smoother, more streamlined look improves aerodynamics and gives the Yaris better performance and fuel consumption numbers, too.
In the cabin, you have a surprising amount of legroom both in the front and for the rear passengers too, as well as a simply-laid-out dash that’s intuitive and easy to read. The audio quality of the radio/USB system is good, and you’ve also got Bluetooth connectivity for that essential sat-nav.
Power under the bonnet
The 1.5L, 16-valve engine has more than enough grunt to keep up with the traffic, and the excellent 20kmpl (approximately 80kmpg) fuel efficiency and 45-litre tank means you don’t have to fill up as often as you did in the older models. You can enjoy the drive without constantly watching the fuel gauge, and that hybrid technology kicks in around town too, to give you even more range.
Not only is the Yaris planet-friendly thanks to that Hybrid technology, but it’s also people-friendly too. As well as Toyota’s standard driver, passenger and curtain airbags to protect occupants from front and side impacts, the Yaris incorporates Vehicle Safety Control technology. This clever bit of electronic wizardry can detect a lateral skid while cornering and immediately compensates by controlling the engine output and the braking force on each tyre. That means you stay in control, even on slippery corners. You also get a cluster of other safety features including:
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Tyre pressure warning system
- Child restraint systems
- Rear parking sensors (depending on vehicle)
It’s no surprise, then, that the Yaris Sedan has a great safety record and is particularly liked by families who want to keep their carbon footprint down without compromising on performance or safety.
At Hertz Car Rental, we love the Toyota Yaris Sedan, and it’s proven to be one of our most popular models with our rental customers for years. The latest models are sleek, efficient, and great commuter cars that are just at home on the open road too. Their efficiency makes them a practical and economical choice, too. Find out more by talking to one of our reps at your nearest Hertz Car Rental branches today.
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