Martyn Collins, Editor, Business Car magazine, said “Nothing launched over the last 12 months could really match the Toyota’s package of efficiency from its hybrid drivetrain, plus its full suite of safety systems. The Yaris also looks good, drives well, and boasts impressive residual values – so it holds on to the crown for a second year.
Introduced in 2020, the current Yaris Hybrid range is no stranger to awards, with its all-round excellence recognised with the 2021 European Car of the Year title. Efficiency and affordability are key criteria with the self-charging hybrid Yaris and total ownership costs are kept down thanks to real-world fuel efficiency aided by the car’s ability to switch to all-electric EV mode at speeds of up to 80mph and for longer periods in urban traffic. Add to this the proven durability and reliability of Toyota’s hybrid system, an extensive list of active and passive safety systems and Yaris Hybrid is an even more compelling proposition.
Neil Broad, General Manager, One Toyota Fleet Services, said, “Understandably, all areas of expenditure are currently under the spotlight and the Toyota Yaris has proven itself again as being perfect for businesses who require a small, affordable cost-efficient means of transport. Drivers enjoy the many benefits of a battery electric vehicle, aided by the flexibility provided by self-charging hybrid power.”
Other models highly commended during the evening were Yaris Cross in the Best Compact SUV category and RAV4 in the Best Medium SUV category.