The Toyota Yaris marks the Japanese automaker’s second attempt and a rather late one at that in exploring the virtues of the mid-size executive sedan in India. That said, the Yaris comes with all guns blazing and seems to be the perfect recipe for what a buyer in this space is looking for.
The Toyota Yaris comes to India at a time when buyers who are looking to purchase a vehicle in the INR 9 lakh to 12 lakh price bracket are preferring to buy a compact SUV and not a mid-size executive sedan. However, there are still a decent number of buyers who chose to buy a mid-size executive sedan over the prevailing SUVs. And for these, the Yaris seems to come across as quite a potent product. A newbie who has the capabilities to stand shoulder to shoulder with the current segment leaders. We say that because customers in this segment love to be pampered. And the Yaris leaves nothing to chances when it comes to that. It offers a host of creature comforts and features which are at par with its rivals. Not only that but it comes with up to eight segment first features which are sure to lure buyers to it. More on this below.
Toyota Yaris India Launch Date
The Yaris was launched on the 18th of May 2018. It has so far garnered over 4000 bookings. And the company has received 60,000 enquires about this vehicle.
Toyota Yaris India Price
|Sl. No.||Grade||Summary||Ex-Showroom Price|
This Sedan will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Karnataka. The automaker plans on deploying high percentage of localized parts to keep the price in check. The base variant of the Toyota Yaris retails at a price of INR 8.75 lakh. While the top of the line automatic variant goes for INR 14.07 lakh.
Toyota Yaris India Engine Specifications
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual/7-Step CVT Auto|
Powering the 2018 Toyota Yaris is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. The 1.5-litre unit powering this car produces 108 bhp of power and 137 Nm of torque. This engine is a recent introduction. Earlier, the sedan had a 1.3-litre engine at its disposal. On offer will be a 6-speed manual transmission along with a 7-step CVT unit.
Toyota Yaris India Mileage
The 1.5-litre petrol engine in this car is expected to give a mileage of 15 to 17 km/l. Toyota is playing safe by introducing only a petrol engine. This is because the cloud over the future of diesel cars is still quite thick. The automaker suffered quite a lot when the diesel ban was imposed in Delhi-NCR recently. In addition to this, the automaker believes that majority of the buyers in this segment opt for a petrol car rather than a diesel one.
|Mileage||15 to 17 km/l|
Toyota Yaris India Dimensions
|Boot Space||476 L|
Comparing the 2018 Toyota Yaris to its competitors, the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Ciaz The City extends to 4,440mm, Ciaz features a length of 4,490 mm and the Verna gets 4,370 mm. It holds a length of 4,425 which is clearly shorter than most of its rivals. When it comes to the wheelbase, the City features 2,600 mm, Ciaz gets 2,650 and the Verna gets 2,570. The Yaris features a wheelbase of 2,550 mm which is the shortest in the segment. While the Verna is shorter in length, it surprisingly offers better wheelbase than the Toyota. In terms of width though, it is neck to neck with its rivals holding a width of 1,730 mm, similar to that of the Ciaz.
Toyota Yaris India Exterior Design Review
From the outside, the 2018 Yaris looks very premium and mature. It has Toyota’s traditional styling. From the front, you can see that the sedan’s design is somewhat inspired from its elder sibling, the Corolla Altis. The sleek headlamps and the large grille provide this car with a very appealing look. The side profile of this sedan is very curvaceous. Unlike its competitors, the City and Ciaz, it looks somewhat neat and simple. Towards the rear, the sedan gets elongated tail-lamps. The boot lid comes with simple styling.
Toyota Yaris India Interiors Review
Just like the exterior design, the interior cabin layout of the Toyota Yaris is very clean and simple. The dashboard looks premium and not sporty, something which the buyers in this segment will enjoy. Furthermore, the seats look very comfortable and also there is quite a lot of space as well. The touch and feel of the various cabin elements are up-market.
Toyota Yaris India Variants
In India, this Toyota sedan will retail in a total of four variants. These are namely J, G, V and VX. All the variants will get the 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 7-Step CVT automatic gearbox as standard. In addition to this, all the trims will offer the 6-Speed manual gearbox as an option.
Toyota Yaris India Safety Features
Toyota is famous for its superior build quality and reliability. The automaker is also famous for adopting the latest safety features to ensure the safety of its passengers. Yaris here is no exception as it features various segment first safety features. Starting with the all wheel disc brakes to the seven airbags including the driver knee airbag, it sure doesn’t disappoint in the safety department. Other safety features offered on the mid-size sedan are hill start assist, ABS with EBD and ESP. In the recent crash test done by ASEAN NCAP, it has scored full 5 stars, reassuring its customers are the safest in their vehicles.
- SRS Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
- Brake Assist
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Hill Assist Control
Toyota Yaris India Features
Last but not the least, the Toyota Yaris comes loaded with features to compete with other players in the segment. While others in the segment focus on adding more bling to their vehicles, Toyota offers a more practical approach. The 2018 Toyota Yaris offers gesture control for the infotainment system, tyre pressure monitoring system, 60:40 split rear seat, adjustable neck restraints for the rear passengers, roof mounted air-con vents with ambient lighting, power adjustable driver seat and front parking sensors.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- 15-inch Alloy Wheels
- Key-less Entry
- Engine Push Button Start/Stop
- Tilt-Telescopic Adjustable Steering Wheel
- Multi-Functional Steering Wheel
- 7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Automatic Climate Control
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Rear Parking Camera
- Leather Upholstery
Toyota Yaris India Colours
The Yaris comes to India in a total of six different colour schemes. These are Super White, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metalic, Grey Metalic, Wildfire Red and Phantom Brown.
- Super White
- White Pearl Crystal Shine
- Silver Metalic
- Grey Metalic
- Wildfire Red
- Phantom Brown.
Toyota Yaris India Walkaround Video Review
Hope this list will provide you with a detailed insight into the upcoming 2018 Toyota Yaris and will let you decide which is the best mid-size sedan for you. Stay tuned for more info on upcoming Toyota cars.
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