More Model enhancements for 2009

In addition to high profile new model arrivals such as new Avensis, iQ and the previously covered Urban Cruiser, Toyota Ireland has also announced some changes to the 2009 Yaris and Aygo models, and running change to the new Auris D-4D engine.

2009 Toyota Yaris

Toyota tells us that the Yaris supermini now comes with significantly reduced CO2 emissions and increased fuel efficiency. And all core engines are now within road tax band A of €104. In addition, Toyota has introduced a new 1.33 litre petrol engine with Stop Start technology.

The Yaris 1.0 L petrol engine has improved CO2 emissions by 9g/km to 118g/km moving from tax band B to tax band A. The advanced new 1.33 L Dual VVT-i petrol engine, with standard “Stop & Start” technology, delivers high performance with 100 bhp / 6000 rpm and is available with both 6 speed M/T & 6 speed multimode.

Due to its low CO2 figures of 120 & 119g/km respectively; it falls into tax band A. The revisions to the D-4D engine deliver a lower CO2 figure of 109g/km along a higher torque of 205Nm and improvement of 15Nm vs pre minor change.

Other revisions to the Yaris includes exterior re-styling to the grille and bumper area, lamp area to the front and rear of the car, and the introduction of new grades and colours.

2009 Aygo

The 2009 Aygo boasts reduced Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH ) values, reduced CO2 emissions and increased fuel efficiency.

The new Aygo 2009 boasts evolutionary design and refinement improvements. Aygo engineers have achieved reduced NVH values on the car by increasing sheet thickness in the exhaust and an increased use of noise damping materials with the additional felt in the A pillar trim and ashphalt sheeting in the front footwell.

The Aygo’s award winning 1.0L VVT-I petrol engine now runs on low viscosity engine oil and there is also a new clutch switch which cuts fuel injection during gear changes. Both of these changes result in a reduction of CO2 and improved fuel consumption at 62 mpg with manual transmission.

New Auris D-4D

The amazing Toyota Auris D-4D 90 (1.4 ) engine in Auris has been revised further to deliver increased performance, reduced C02 emissions and improved fuel economy. The engine is now matched to a new six speed manual transmission. Maximum engine torque increased by eight per cent; CO2 emissions reduced by six per cent; and fuel consumption improved by six per cent (60.1 mpg ).

Commenting on the new improvements, Tony Burke, dealer principal, Tom Hogan Motors Galway said: “We are delighted to see the launch of the minor change models Yaris and AYGO, and running change of the new Auris D-4D engine. It means these models are now more economical to purchase and run with their lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel efficiency.”

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