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At introduction the model range consists of three specification levels: T3; T3+; and T3 Spirit.

Within this range of three specification levels a total of five derivatives is offered. All are powered by Toyota?s new generation 16-valve DOHC all aluminium 2NZ-FE petrol engine with VVT-i that produces 63kW @ 6000 r/min and has a maximum torque of 121Nm @ 4400 r/min.

Service intervals are 15 000 kilometres across the range. A four year, 60 000 kilometre service plan is included. Warranty cover is three years/100 000 kilometres with AA Roadside Assistance for the duration of the warranty.

The base line T3 specification offers an expansive feature list on which the other derivatives build. Major specification items featured in the Yaris T3 specification are:

  • ABS anti-lock brake system.
  • EBD - Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
  • Emergency Brake Assist (BAS).
  • Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags.
  • Three point seat belts for all five seats.
  • ISOFIX rear child seat anchors and top tethers.
  • Safety belt warning buzzer and lamp for front seats.
  • Automatic headlight levelling system.
  • Rear fog lights.
  • 5JX14 steel rims with wheel covers. Full size spare wheel.
  • 175/65 R14 radial tyres.
  • Colour coded grille
  • Electric power steering.
  • Digital instrumentation with time and outside temperature displays.
  • Integrated radio with RDS and four speaker system.
  • Front loading CD player.
  • Intermittent and mist setting for windscreen wipers.
  • Rear windscreen wiper/wash and demister.
  • Toyota "Easy Flat" fold down function for the rear seats provides a flat loading area.
  • Remote fuel filler opener.
  • Headlamp on warning buzzer.
  • Map reading and dome lamps.
  • Luggage compartment lamp.
  • Tilt adjustment for the steering wheel.
  • Tinted windows all round.
  • Height adjustable front seats.
  • 60:40 split rear seat with independent fore and aft adjustment and recline.
  • Cloth seat trim.
  • Two cup holders in the front and one in the rear.
  • Transponder type immobiliser system.
  • VIN parts marking.

    The Yaris T3 Aircon is a distinct derivative in the range. A factory fitted air conditioner is added to the above specification for this model. An illuminated entry feature is also added from this specification up.

    The second of the three Yaris specification levels is the T3+ specification. At this level the following feature set is added to the comprehensive base T3 specification:

  • Remote control central locking with answerback and 30 second auto-lock delay.
  • Colour coded side mirrors, door handles and rocker panel.
  • Factory fitted air conditioner.
  • Power adjustment for the side mirrors.
  • Power front and rear windows.

    The T3 Spirit specification level is the third of three distinct feature sets available for the Yaris hatch range. This top level specification includes the features of the T3 and T3+ models and the following in addition to those:

  • Driver side knee airbag.
  • Side airbags for driver and passenger.
  • Curtain shield side airbags.
  • 5JX15 alloy wheels.
  • 185/60 R15 radial tyres.
  • Full size alloy spare wheel.
  • Front fog lights.
  • Tilt and telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel.
  • Leather covered steering wheel with satellite controls for the radio.
  • Luxury cloth trim.
  • Driver and passenger side seat back pockets.
  • Storage tray under the front passenger seat.

    Also available in the T3 Spirit specification is the Yaris T3 Spirit A/T (Automatic). This fifth model in the range adds the convenience of an advanced electronically controlled automatic transmission to the Yaris.

    Features include:

  • Uphill/downhill shift control.
  • Digital gear shift position indicator.
  • Shift lock and key interlock.

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