Toyota is a popular brand in the Indian market. Currently, it is surviving on the sales of Innova and Fortuner plus a few rebadged Suzuki products. For three years it hasn’t launched any new cars. But globally, Toyota has some exciting products that can be quite successful in India. One such product is the Toyota Yaris hatchback. It is the hatchback version of the Yaris that was recently discontinued in India. The car was recently spotted it testing in India by our follower Udit Tomar. In today’s article, we will see this Toyota Yaris hatchback.
What was spotted?
This Yaris hatchback was spotted parked by the road. The Yaris hatchback was spotted without any camouflage. In the front, it gets a sculpted bonnet with sleeking looking headlamps. It gets DRL above the headlamps. The headlight structure is quite similar to the MG Astor. Other than this, it gets fog lamps and a small grille. The side profile gets some curvy bits giving it a sporty look. From the rear, it gets L-shaped tail lamps with design integrating into the boot door. It also gets a plastic bumper with reflectors. Other exterior highlights include a shark fin antenna, steel wheels and a rear wiper. On the inside, it gets a modern dashboard layout with a touchscreen in the middle.
What else about the Toyota Yaris hatchback?
Globally the Yaris hatchback is based on the GA-B platform and is 3,940mm in length. Under the hood, it comes with three petrol engines – a 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre and 1.5-litre hybrid. Transmission options include a manual and automatic gearbox. The Yaris hatchback also comes with a more sporty version called the “GR Yaris”. It is highly unlikely that Toyota will bring it to India.
Will Toyota launch it here?
There is no confirmation from Toyota regarding the Yaris Hatchback. But it has been spotted testing in India many times, hinting towards a possible launch in the coming time. If launched it will compete with cars like the Hyundai i20, Maruti Baleno and Tata Altroz.
Toyota has also been spotted testing cars like the RAV4, C-HR and Hilux in the past. While the market moves to SUVs, Toyota might want to take one shot again at the hatchback market.
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