Toyota Kirloskar Motor has last-month launched the Yaris sedan to rival the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, and the Volkswagen Vento. The Yaris sedan is positioned as a mid-size Sedan and sits above the Etios in Toyota’s India line-up.
Now the Yaris has just finished a full-month in the Indian market and the sales figure is impressive as Yaris has managed to outsell the Honda City in May 2018 sales. Toyota sold 2843 units of Yaris compared to 2763 units of Honda City. However, the Maruti Ciaz was the best seller in the segment with sales of 4024 units followed by Hyundai Verna registering sales of 3,801 units.
Toyota has given a contemporary design to the Yaris, which gets wraparound headlamps and tail lamps, black inserts on the grille and a sporty bumper. On the inside, the interiors get piano black upholstery. Features include a electric driver’s seat, roof-mounted AC vents with ambient illumination, gesture control for its touch-screen infotainment screen, ABS with EBD, 7 airbags, cruise control, glass-high solar energy absorbing (HSEA), tyre pressure monitoring system and faux leather seats to name a few.
A surprising fact is that the Yaris is offered only in a petrol engine, there is no diesel engine on offer. The 1.5-litre dual VVT-i petrol engine comes mated either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-step CVT transmission. This engine is capable of producing 106 BHP of power and 140 Nm of torque. The MT engine offers a fuel-efficiency of 17.1 KMPL while the CVT one offers a mileage of 17.8 KMPL.
Toyota has priced the Yaris competitively with prices starting from Rs. 8.75 lakh for the petrol manual J spec, and Rs. 9.95 lakh for the petrol automatic J spec. The full-option VX manual variant is priced at Rs. 12.85 lakh while the VX automatic variant is priced at Rs. 14.07 lakh (all prices mentioned are of (ex-showroom price, New Delhi).
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