Toyota Yaris was launched in 2018 and with the discontinuation of the Etios, it's now the cheapest sedan in its company's portfolio
Toyota launched the Yaris in India in May 2018, and it has been a pretty dull performer in its segment because it was launched to rival against some well-established sedans like Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City. The car hasnot able to beat the sales of all these three top-sellers since its launch, but in January 2020 Toyota Yaris surpassed its person year-on-year growth sales by 111%. In January 2020, the Japanese carmaker was able to retail around 725 units of the car, which is 382 units more than the 343 cars sold in January 2019. One cannot deny the fact, that this is a huge improvement at this point of time, where the sub-compact SUVs are getting quite popular among the buyers, and executive sedans are losing their charm.
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Toyota Yaris derives power from a 1.5-litre, BS-VI compliant petrol unit, which puts out 108 PS of power and 140 Nm of peak torque
Mechanically, Toyota Yaris derives power from a 1.5-litre, BS-VI compliant petrol unit, which puts out 108 PS of power and 140 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes coupled to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission.
Moreover, the executive sedan comes loaded with features like automatic projector headlights with LED DRLs, diamond-cut alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, driver side power-adjustable seat and leather upholstery. The car also gets safety features like hill-start assist, ABS with EBD, ESC, reverse parking camera, paddle shifter with CVT gearbox only, ABS with EBD, tyre pressure monitoring system and 7 airbags.
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The sedan rivals with the likes of Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City
In terms of dimensions, the sedan is 4,425 mm long, 1,730 mm wide, 1,495 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,250 mm.
Toyota Yaris has priced between Rs 8.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base trim and Rs 14.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-of-the-line automatic variant. The sedan rivals with the likes of Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City.