Driving’s great, but parking’s not so much fun. Whether it’s parallel parking on the street or trying to neatly slot into a car park space, none of us get it right all the time. With waiting traffic piling on the pressure, a smooth parking maneouvre quickly descends into an embarrassing shuffle-fest. If only there were an easier way…
In the new Toyota Yaris, there is an easier way – it’s called Parking Assist. We’ll explain a little more below, but for now, let’s see how Ned fares without:
Poor Ned – if only he’d known! Parking Assist is available as part of the Protection Pack that can be optionally specified on Yaris Icon, Sport and Excel models. It supplements the reversing camera function of the Yaris’ Touch 2 infotainment system with front and rear parking sensors.
Combining the two technologies means that the driver gets both audible and visual indicators of what is around the vehicle, making it so much easier to manoeuvre into a parking space without any outside assistance like Ned endured.
And as well as making your life easier when you’re out and about in the new Yaris, Parking Assist plays a valuable role in improving safety and preventing bumps. The parking sensors will detect objects that may be unseen to the driver, so if a child has just dashed behind your car while your concentration was elsewhere, Parking Assist will warn you. And if you’ve ever had a bollard jump in the way of your car, then it’ll catch those too!
Head down to your local Toyota dealer to try out the new Yaris with Parking Assist and you’ll be parking like a pro in no time. For more information on the new Toyota Yaris, head over to the designated section of the Toyota UK website.