– 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.
The Indian arm of Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled the Yaris mid-size sedan at the recently-concluded Auto Expo 2018. Wearing the brand’s new design language, the Toyota Yaris will lock horns against the Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. In Toyota’s Indian product lineup, this new sedan will fill the gap between Etios sedan and Corolla Altis. If reports are to be believed, it could come as replacement to the Etios sedan that failed to live up to the company’s expectations.
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. Engine setup of the vehicle includes a 107bhp. Read – Upcoming Toyota Cars In India
Toyota Yaris At Auto Expo 2018
– 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
The Japanese carmaker has been doing pretty decent in the D sedan segment with the Corolla Altis. Now, the company aims to tap the C sedan space with the Yaris that recently made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. While the same model is named as the Vios and the Yaris Ativ in Singapore and Thailand respectively, it will be known as Yaris in India. During its official debut at the Expo, Toyota has confirmed that the bookings for its new premium mid-size sedan will be commenced in April 2018. The launch is likely to happen in the same month. Though the carmaker hasn’t yet revealed 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. 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 and tyre pressure monitoring system. Though, these are restricted to the top-end trim. It also comes fitted with rear parking sensor, reverse camera, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), BA (Brake Assist), VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), Anti-theft system, ISOFIX child restraint system and three-point seat belts for rear seats.