The all-new Toyota Yaris has been crowned the ‘Best Affordable Hybrid’ at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2020.
Auto Express’s annual new car awards featured more than 25 automotive categories, honouring an extensive range of vehicles and manufacturers
In winning the Best Affordable Hybrid award, judges particularly praised the brand’s perseverance with hybrid systems. With years of hybrid technology development under the manufacturer’s belt, Toyota’s electrified models now exhibit ‘a rich vein of form’.
Last year, Toyota’s popular Corolla won the same award. It’s now clear that the brand is going from strength to strength within this category.
Auto Express highlighted that the new Yaris hybrid is agile and fun to drive, whilst simultaneously being extremely practical. With a 286-litre boot capacity, it’s an impressive supermini.
What clinched the award, however, was that with the Yaris, efficiency is key. From the cost to buy, to the cost to run, the new Toyota Yaris is hard to beat.
Auto Express noted that especially with the ‘Design’ trim Yaris, you get a lot for your money. This includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, climate control, full LED headlights, a reverse camera and Toyota’s Safety Sense 2 pack.
Sean Carson, Auto Express’s chief reviewer, commented: ‘The list of features on the mid-spec Design trim means this Yaris offers a great balance between equipment and cost.
‘In addition, it features 16-inch alloy wheels, so CO2 emissions are lower as well.
‘The Yaris drives sweetly, too; it shows that efficient hybrids can still be fun and packed with personality.’
Due to current circumstances, this year’s awards were held through a special socially distanced ceremony, which was streamed online. Watch the full Auto Express New Car Awards 2020, here:
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