Toyota has been planning on launching a Sedan in the Indian market. We expect this sedan to be priced at around Rs 10 lakhs. As it will be a rebadged product, here are certain things that will be confirmed on the Toyota Rs 10 lakh Sedan.
Will replace the Yaris
This rebadged Maruti product will replace the Yaris Sedan that we have in India. The Toyota Yaris will be replaced as it did not do high sales and it was somewhere between the sub-four-meter sedans and the C-segment sedans. Also for Toyota, the manufacturing cost goes down as the new Toyota Ciaz car will be manufactured in the same plant as Maruti.
Almost no changes in Interior
As we have seen in a lot of older rebadged products there won’t be any change on the Interiors. The Ciaz interiors are already premium and Toyota might continue them as it is in their Rs 10 lakh Toyota sedan. There could be a change in the color of the interiors but as we have seen with previous products, it will remain the same.
Mild Hybrid engine
In terms of engine, the Toyota Rs 10 lakh sedan won’t be any different from the Maruti Ciaz. It will have a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a mild hybrid system. This 1462cc motor makes 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque. It will come with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter.
No Base variant
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz prices start from Rs 8.51 lakh and the Toyota sedan will be priced at Rs 9.16 lakh as it will skip the base variant. This will make the base price of the Toyota sedan seem premium. Even with cars like the Urban Cruiser, we seen that Toyota only offers that car in 3 variants – Mid Grade, High Grade and Premium Grade. These are available with manual and automatic gearboxes.
It has been confirmed that Toyota will name this car, Belta. Belta is short for beautiful people. It is also the name of the Yaris in markets like Australia where Belta has been used before. This name has been patented and the grill with the Toyota logo has been spotted.
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