About Toyota Yaris
Toyota Kirloskar took the covers off its brand new offering for India. Set to launch in mid 2018, the Toyota Yaris compact sedan will jump into a highly competitive segment. We have waited for this car for ages now – yes even expecting it launch as its Vios alter-ego But finally the car was destined to be badged Yaris in India.
Toyota Yaris Preview
Spotted testing in India, Yaris wears Toyota’s new design language visible in modified Corolla saloon. Learning from the mistakes Toyota did with Etios, Yaris has been styled much better not just on the outside but also on the inside which was a huge let down in the former. Engine choices could include one petrol engine and one diesel engine borrowed from Etios and Corolla Altis respectively. Transmission duties are likely to be performed by two manual and one automatic gearbox. In terms of pricing, Toyota is expected to be lenient just as in the case of Etios.
Toyota Yaris Exteriors
Toyota Yaris’ exteriors are based on the new design language embraced by Corolla and Camry. Nose features sleek chrome radiator grille reminiscent of Corolla saloon. The sleek front grille is flanked by the lean swept-back headlamps. The india-bound model could also feature daytime running lights. The lower side of the bumper gets large air intake which is ringed by the hexagonal grille. The large fog lamp housing could feature the splash of chrome used neatly. Side profile appears aggressive too highlighted by the sharp shoulder line. Arches and wheels are spaced well; subtle creases are evident on the side profile. Rear could feature a chrome strip running across the boot lid. Wrap around tail lamps and fog lamps could ornate the rear as well.
Toyota Yaris Interiors
Low quality of material used in the cabin of Etios was a huge put off in the sedan. Thankfully, Toyota has worked on the interiors of Yaris which appear very similar to the 2014 version of Corolla saloon. Especially the design cues have been borrowed from the Corolla sedan along with a number of features. Utility space has been given prominence to avail generous storage room within the cabin. A dual-tone colour scheme is likely to be enveloped inside. Among the features expected to be packed in the cabin steering mounted controls, climate controls, 2-DIN music system and rear AC vents are included.
Toyota Yaris Engine Specifications
Yaris will only have the 1.5-litre dual VVT-i petrol engine with the option of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT auto.
Toyota Yaris Competition
C+ segment in India has a number of contenders vying to reach the pinnacle, currently, the segment has three prominent players including Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The competition is cutthroat in this segment, hence to be noticed, Yaris has to have a mix of tasteful styling, advanced features and responsive engines topped by a viable pricing.
Toyota Yaris Expected Price
Toyota has been cautious pricing its non-premium cars and hopefully, it will continue to follow the tradition. The outright denial of introducing a vehicle below Rs 4 lakh by the company of late cleared the intent to not compromise on the quality to mint numbers. Keeping that in mind, the new Yaris is likely to be priced along the lines as its competitors in the segment. Agreed that aggressive pricing is requisite but Toyota will try to restrict price within Rs 7 lakh to Rs 12 lakhs.
Toyota Yaris Expected Launch
Set to launch in mid-2018, the Toyota Yaris compact sedan will jump into a highly competitive segment. We have waited for this car for ages now[“Source-ndtv”]