The new Toyota range wouldn’t be complete without a diesel option, and the 1.4 Litre D4-D engine offers everything you would want from an oil-burner in this class. Available only in the Yaris Icon model, this engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, and is more powerful than the petrol versions.
The D4-D engine uses Toyota’s patented common rail direct injection technology, as used in many Toyota models, which is known to produce more horsepower with lower fuel consumption than other diesel engines. The 90 bhp engine also offers greater fuel efficiency than its petrol counterparts, and has the fastest acceleration from standstill, when compared with other models in the range. Laboratory tests estimate that the Toyota Yaris Diesel reaches 0-62 mph in only 10.8 seconds, which is around a second quicker than the petrol equivalent.
In recent consumer tests, comments have been made about the diesel engine’s noise, particularly at high revs, compared to the petrol engines. But with the Yaris’ improved sound insulation around the doors and dashboard, any additional engine noise at high speed is generally cancelled out.
The on-the-road price for the Yaris Icon Diesel is in the region of £15,600, which is competitively priced compared with other 5 door hatchbacks in its class. With high fuel efficiency of up to 74.3 mpg, and low CO2 emissions of 99g/km, the Toyota Yaris Diesel is low-cost to run, and is exempt from road tax. With financial savings like these, in today’s budget-aware economy, it’s easy to predict that the Toyota Yaris Diesel will be an increasingly popular choice for motorists, in comparison with its closest competitor model, the Ford Fiesta.
There is just one diesel option in the 2015 Yaris range, a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder diesel known as the D4D with 90 horsepower, and great fuel economy figures giving around 74 mpg on the official combined cycle and low CO2 figures. The Yaris diesel is currently only available in selected specification levels. Orangewheels has some of the best discounts and deals available on the new 2015 Toyota Yaris Diesel for sale, just click on the model above to add your required colours and optional extra equipment to see what is the best deal and just how much you could save with our cheapest offers.