Toyota Yaris: Late to Launch


When we talk about Toyota cars, the first segment that pops up into one’s mind is the SUV range. Manufacturing successful cars like the Toyota Innova and the Toyota Fortuner Toyota has now come up with a sedan which falls between the Toyota Etios and the Toyota Corolla. This car is none other than the Toyota Yaris. The Toyota Yaris might be a little late to join the other sedans in competition but since it is a Toyota it always comes up with the technology which is not seen before in cars of the same segment.

Let’s see what makes the Toyota Yaris so special!

Toyota Yaris Price

The Toyota Yaris price starts at Rs.9.29 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and the top end variant Toyota Yaris VX CVT is priced at Rs. 14.07 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The Yaris is available with a single 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. The motor makes 107PS of power and 140Nm of torque, and can be selected with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-step automatic CVT.

Toyota Yaris Design

The Yaris comes in a very sporty look and a luxurious finish on the exterior as well as the interior of the car. On the exterior the Toyota Yaris gets projector automatic headlamps with LED DRLs. Chrome door handles are available on the top and variant which give the car a much more premium finish with the perfect Indian 15 inch alloy wheels.

Toyota Yaris Features

Peeping into the interior one can see it gets a dual tone interior of beige-glossy piano black. It has got a colour-TFT display instrument cluster giving information about the tire pressure. The car comes with automatic climate control and rain sensing wipers along with a keyless entry. The roof mounted AC vent is a game changer for Toyota Yaris.

It has a multi-function steering with tilt adjustment. The best thing being infotainment system can be operated with the help of a remote giving it a luxurious experience of a chauffeur and can also be operated with the help of hand gestures so, moving hands upward or downward to increase/decrease the volume. It also has inability to connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot. Having said this, it also has a foldable option to plug in an SD card into the bottom or a CD to be played.

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Toyota Yaris Safety

The windshield of the Toyota Yaris is equipped with HSEA technology which helps to bounce heat of the car to keep the cabin cool. The economics of the car are very close to perfect and provide an easy driving position as well as a comfortable journey for the passenger. In terms of safety the Toyota Yaris comes with 7 air bags and ABS-EBD as standard in all variants across the models.

It is expected to take on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna or the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The Yaris maybe a little late but provides equal competition to all these cars even today.