– Toyota Yaris sedan made its India debut at Auto Expo 2018.
– It will challenge Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz.
– The sedan will come with a 105bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine.
– The Yaris has several segment-first features – 7 airbags, 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, etc.
Japanese automaker, Toyota had unveiled the Yaris mid-sized sedan at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Featuring brand’s new design language, the Toyota Yaris will lock horns against the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. It was speculated that the Yaris sedan will replace the Etios that failed to live up to the company’s expectations. However, Toyota has confirmed that the sedan will be positioned between Etios and the Corolla Altis. The exact launch date is yet to be announced, but media reports claim that the sedan could go on sale on May 18, 2018. In fact, Toyota dealers have started taking pre-bookings for the sedan at a token amount of Rs 50,000 which is refundable.
Design and styling of the Toyota Yaris sedan is heavily inspired by the popular Toyota Corolla Altis. Interior of the car has been designed ergonomically loaded with advanced comfort and convenience features. The sedan is available with 12 segment first features like 7 airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, vehicle stability control, hill start assist control, roof mounted air-vents with ambient illumination and others. It will only come with a petrol engine option, which is basically a 105bhp, 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i unit paired to a 5-speed manual and a CVT unit.
Media reports claim that the sedan will come in three trim levels – G, V and VX. Features like push button start/stop, cruise control, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, etc. will come as standard. While the top-end VX trim will have leather seats, DRLs, automatic headlights and wipers. Read – Upcoming Toyota Cars In India
– Halogen projector headlamps
– LED DRLs
– 16-inch rims
– Power adjustable wing mirrors
– Smart entry and start
– Tilt & telescopic adjustable steering column
– Steering mounted controls
– Toyota Telematics system with navigation
– 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
– Automatic climate control
– Rear view camera
– Engine start/stop system
– Leather upholstery for seats
– SRS airbags
– Anti-lock braking system
– Electronic brake-force distribution
– ISOFIX child restraint system
– Anti theft system
– Reverse camera and sensors
– Brake assist
– Vehicle Stability Control
– Hill start assist control
With new Yaris sedan, Japanese automaker is aiming to mark strong presence in the C-segment sedan space. Unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the sedan will challenge the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. While the official bookings for the sedan will commence in the first week of April, Toyota dealers have already started taking pre-orders at a token amount of Rs 50,000. It is reportedly to be launched in the Indian market on 18th May. Though, Toyota is yet to reveal the exact launch date. Read – Toyota Alphard Luxury MPV Is Coming To India
|Minimum||Rs 8 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 12 lakh|
As mentioned above, the new Toyota sedan will be slotted between the Etios and Corolla Altis in the company’s product lineup. It will be the first premium mid-size sedan from the Japanese carmaker in India that will be stacked up against the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City. The Toyota Yaris price in India is estimated to start from Rs 8 lakh for the entry-level variant, and go up to Rs 12 lakh for the high-end trim. Reports suggest that the sedan carline will be made available in two variants – V and VX. Pictures –Toyota CH-R Crossover Looks Stunning
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol|
|Max Power||105bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Max Torque||140Nm @ 4,200rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & 7-speed CVT|
Similar to the Singapore-spec version, the India-bound model will make use of a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, Inline engine benefited with DOHC with Dual VVT-i technology. With 1,496cc displacement, this gasoline unit is capable to deliver a maximum power output of 105bhp at 6,000rpm against 140Nm of torque at 4,200rpm. Transmission duties on the sedan are taken care of by a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed sequential shift CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic unit. This motor can attain a top speed of 170kmph. The sedan won’t be offered with a diesel powertrain initially, but Toyota could launch the diesel-powered Yaris sedan on later stage. The diesel model could share its engine with the Corolla Altis sedan. Read – Toyota Cars at Auto Expo 2018
On fuel efficiency ground, the Yaris sedan is on par with its arch rivals – Honda City (18kmpl) and Hyundai Verna (18kmpl). However, the Maruti Ciaz is the leader in this segment delivering 19.12kmpl (automatic). Packed with 1.5L petrol engine, the new Toyota sedan will return fuel economy of 17.2kmpl. Read: Toyota Rush SUV – All You Need To Know
Most of its design and styling elements have been carried over from Toyota’s popular sedan – Toyota Corolla. Face of the sedan has sporty appeal, thanks to its sharp-looking projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, large radiator grille with horizontal slats, a sculpted bonnet and fog lamp assembly. The large air dam is reminiscent of the Camry. Moving on the sides, the car features sharp beltline running across its length. The sedan runs on 16-inch alloy wheels shod with 185/60 R15 front and 195/50 R16 rear tyres. The sloping roofline gives it a sporty character. It also gets chrome finished door handles and ORVMs (Outside Rear View Camera). Round the back, the Toyota Yaris sedan sports sharp wraparound taillights and a chunky bumper. Read About – New Toyota Fortuner | New Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota’s all-new premium sedan will be made available in seven paint schemes – Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Quartz Brown Metallic, Red Mica Metallic and Drak Blue Mica Metallic. The same shades are also offered on the Singapore-spec Vios (Yaris sedan).
In terms of proportions, this mid-sized sedan measures 4,425mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,475mm in height. This makes it 5mm longer and 30mm wider than the global-spec premium Vios sedan. It also measures 15mm smaller than the Verna and City. The wheelbase of the sedan stands at 2,550mm which is around 100mm shorter than the Ciaz. Just so you know, the latter one is the most spacious car in its league. Unlike the global model that has a ground clearance of 133mm, the India-spec model gets a ground clearance of 160mm. It offers fuel tank capacity of 42-litres. Check Out – New Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Pictures
The dual-tone (Black & Beige) interior theme with silver treatment around the centre console and AC vents looks quite premium. While the V trim features faux wood inserts, the high-end VX variant comes with glossy black inserts. The steering wheel seems to be carried over from the Corolla Altis. Inside, the Toyota Yaris sedan features leather door trim, shift knob, Optitron instrument panel with 4.2-inch MID and leather seats. It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Bluetooth phone integration, Mirror Link, HDMI, built-in navigation, DVD player and six speakers. One must note that it doesn’t support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While the V trim comes with fabric upholstery, the VX variant gets more premium beige upholstery. It also gets the segment-first 6-way power adjustable driver’s seat. Other key features include an automatic climate control, rear view camera and engine start/stop system.
The Yaris sedan is the first car in its segment to offer seven airbags (Driver + Passenger side, curtain shield and knee airbags) and tyre pressure monitoring system. Though, these are restricted to the top-end trim. It also comes fitted with rear parking sensor, reverse camera, front parking sensor, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), BA (Brake Assist), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) with traction control, HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), Anti-theft system, ISOFIX child restraint system and three-point seat belts for rear seats.