Toyota has introduced the fleet-spec Yaris on GeM at a price tag of Rs. 9.12 lakh. However, the prices of the Yaris for private car buyers start at Rs. 8.86 lakh.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has recently announced that the Yaris has been listed on the Government e-Marketplace (GeM) portal. First introduced back in 2016, GeM is an e-commerce website, which mainly focuses on goods and services for government organizations, departments and various Public Sector Undertaking (PSU). The carmaker said that with this decision, they’ve re-entered B-segment on the portal. Toyota says that the Yaris J MT trim, which is the base variant of the sedan, will be listed at GeM at a price tag of Rs 9,12.328.
Toyota Yaris fleet variant will be offered in the white colour shade only.
Toyota Yaris is only offered with a gasoline engine. The sedan will be offered in the white colour shade at the GeM. Moreover, a few other colour trims will be available based on the buyer’s request. Toyota Yaris was first launched in our market back in 2018, and the C-sedan is locally manufactured in India. Mechanically, Toyota Yaris is propelled by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder, 16 Valve Dual VVT-I petrol engine, which puts out 107 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque at 4200 rpm. Transmission duties are done by a 6-speed MT or an optional CVT.
Naveen Soni, Senior Vice President, Sales and Services, TKM, said, “The listing of Yaris on the GeM will now ensure those car buyers from central and state governments will have a wider choice in the sedan category. We are cognizant that several Government undertakings are moving towards procurement from the GeM in the post-COVID-19 world and we want to ease their buying experience.”
It rivals with the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, and Honda City
The engine is tuned to offer an ARAI certified mileage of 17.1 kmpl. The regular Toyota Yaris is offered in three different trim levels namely G, V, and VX. The price of the BS-6 Yaris for the private car buyers starts at Rs 8.86 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated model is Rs 10,000 expensive than that of the BS-4 version. However, it is the only car in its segment, that comes with 7 airbags as standard fitment across the range. It rubs shoulders with the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and VW Vento.