Toyota Yaris is India Bound!

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It has emerged that Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) could be contemplating bringing the Yaris hatchback to India. While there’s no official word on the Toyota Yaris India launch date, rumours abound that this globally successful model could be launched in India in 2018. It may be noted that Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally adopted an aggressive new car strategy for establishing a strong foothold in the fast-growing Indian car market. It launched the new Innova, the new Fortuner and refreshed Etios twins earlier this year. Next year, it will launch the Prius and the Corolla facelift in India. 2018, in most likelihood, will see the advent of the Yaris. Read on for full details on Toyota Yaris India launch date, price, specifications, etc.

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Also See – Toyota Corolla Altis Facelift | Toyota Platinum Etios

In a recent interview with HT, Akito Tachibana, MD Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said his company could launch the Yaris in near future. However, it will make sure to tweak the car to suit Indian driving conditions. He went on to say that coming up with an all-new product, developed specifically for India, isn’t feasible at the moment. When launched, the Toyota Yaris will face some popular rivals like the Hyundai Elite i20, the Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz.

Toyota Yaris India Launch Date

Expected Launch Date July, 2018
Expected Debut Date February, 2018

As we said, there are no official details on the Toyota Yaris India launch date. However, it would be safe to assume that the renowned sub-compact would make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It is likely to go on sale in the first-half of 2018, probably in the June-July period.

Also See – Toyota Prius Review | Toyota Fortuner Review | Lexus India Launch

Toyota Yaris India Price

Minimum Rs 5.5 Lakh
Maximum Rs 9.5 Lakh

Given the fact that the Yaris will lock horns with the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Baleno, it is most likely to have a starting price of Rs 5.5 Lakh. Top-end model could be priced over Rs 9 Lakh.

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Toyota Yaris India Specifications

Engine 1.5-litre Petrol, 1.4-litre Diesel
Max. Power 89 BHP, 90 BHP
Peak Torque 120 Nm, 200 Nm
Transmissions 5-Speed Manual, CVT Auto, 5-Speed Manual
ABS YES
Airabgs YES

The India-spec Toyota Yaris will boast two engine options – A 1.5 L Petrol and a 1.4 Litre Diesel. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Additionally, the Petrol model could also get a CVT. Both the engines will have nearly identical power outputs. However, the Diesel engine will offer a lot more torque. ABS and airbags will be standard across the trims.

Toyota Yaris India – Mileage

Petrol 15-16 KMPL
Diesel 20-22 KMPL

The Petrol engine could offer a peak fuel average of 16 KMPL. On the other hand, the Diesel model could offer a max. mileage of 22 KMPL. Like the Etios twins, the Yaris is expected to have a low running cost.

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Toyota Yaris India – Features

While the Yaris isn’t expected to offer ground-breaking comfort and convenience features, it will still have enough bells and whistles. Expect the features list to include-

  • Auto Aircon
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Audio System with Touchscreen Interface
  • Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera
  • Rear Aircon Vents
  • ABS with EBD
  • Airbags
  • Alloy Wheels

Toyota Yaris India – Design Review

It maybe noted that Toyota has been working on the next generation Yaris hatchback. Quite obviously, it’s this Yaris that will be launched in India. The next-gen Yaris will be based on the manufacturer’s new TNGA platform. This is the same platform that also underpins the India bound Prius. The next Yaris is expected to take many design cues from the Toyota C-HR crossover. Hence, in most likelihood, the Yaris will get a really aggressive nose and many sharp design elements. Also expect some bold character lines and bold surface treatment.

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Toyota Yaris India – Interior

On the inside, the Yaris for India cold come with a black and beige interior setup. Safely expect liberal usage of leather and premium, soft-touch materials. Like we said, features list will stand at par with the rivals. Expect a modern and a comfortable cabin with enough space for up to 5 passengers.

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Not much more is known about the Toyota Yaris India launch date, price, specifications, etc. However, you can safely stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for news updates on Toyota Yaris India launch.

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