The Toyota Yaris was launched recently and deliveries against bookings have commenced. It is also interesting to note that over 60 percent booking of the Yaris have been for the automatic variants. The Yaris is being offered with a CVT (automatic) on all its variants. It was a smart move by Toyota to introduce an automatic transmission across the range. As the country is moving towards automatics, this was a wise decision. Most Toyota buyers are urban dwellers and hence opt for automatic. In coming times, the demand for automatic transmissions will only grow.
Toyota has also not introduced a diesel engine in the Yaris. As per the company, the mid-size segment comprises mostly of petrol cars and the demand for diesel is going down in this segment. N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motors said, “The Yaris will cater to the new demands of the customers and match their discerning needs. The segment is equally competitive and we understand that customer demands are changing with them being exposed to more global products lately.The C-segment space is growing and we aim to expand the market and get the fair share that Toyota deserves. We are not primarily looking at big sales numbers,”
He added, “Petrol dominates big in the C-segment, contributing to over 70 percent of the sales, and since we are coming in late, we have done elaborative market research and decided to only stick to a petrol offering. So, a diesel engine option is not on the cards as of now.”
The prices of this sedan have been revealed last month, by the company. The sedan starts at ₹ 8.75 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes upto ₹ 14.07 lakhs (ex-showroom). This will be tough competitor to the segment leader, Honda City. Although it comes with a petrol engine only, it offers good value and is feature loaded. We were the first to reveal that the upcoming 2018 Toyota Yaris will get 7 airbags as standard. The car also gets VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) and there is a CVT option right from its base variant. Toyota has upped the game by this move. The car comes in 4 variants – J, G , V and VX. The higher variants get 4 disc brakes and the CVT gets a 7-step paddle shift. The 1.5-litre petrol engine has 105bhp of power and 140Nm of torque. Read further to know more details about the variants and their features.
Toyota is aiming to grab market share from the trio – Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. It has created quite a buzz. The car gets many first in-class features and also offer very good space. The Toyota Yaris is powered by a petrol engine only. Manual and Automatic (CVT) transmissions are available in this sedan. There will be no diesel engine offered, as of now. Read further to know more about the 2018 Toyota Yaris. Will it be a worthy buy?
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Toyota Yaris Price in India 2018
The Toyota Yaris starts at ₹ 8.75 lakhs and goes upto ₹ 14.07 lakhs (ex-showroom). The pricing is on the higher side as there will be some components that will be imported, initially. A hatchback version of this will also be launched at a later stage. This car will also increase its localization in a year’s time. The price is similar to the Honda City and goes higher in a few variants. The Honda City (petrol) is priced between ₹ 8.91 lakhs and ₹ 13.97 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota Yaris has already won nationwide appreciation for its class-leading features, superior comfort, top-notch quality and excellent performance. We thank our customers for such a heartening and exciting welcome for Toyota’s debut in the B-High sedan segment in India. As a sedan with great individuality and intuitive functions for people who constantly seek for something better, we aim to offer quality that exceeds its class. We hope customers well accept the world class sedan Toyota Yaris for the value propositions it has to offer in the segment. The sedan will be on display across all Toyota dealerships in India and customers may book for the test drive immediately.”
Toyota Yaris 2018 Mileage
One aspect, which we cannot gauge right now. But we expect this engine to return about 11 km/l in the city and close to 16 km/l on the highway, depending on your driving habits. The CVT shall be efficient too and will return similar mileage or maybe 5-10% lower.
Toyota Yaris Variantwise Features
Toyota Yaris J
Halogen projector headlamps
Body coloured ORVMs and door handles
Electric adjustment for ORVMs
Shark Fin Antenna
HSEA glass (IR cut)
Driver seat height adjust
Power windows (front and rear)
Day & night IRVM
Optitron Meter with LCD MID
Cooled glove box
60:40 split seats
Audio system with 4 speakers
Room lamp/map lamp
Rear armrest with cupholder
Power steering with tilt adjustment
ABS with EBD and BA
Toyota Yaris G (all features of J) and
Electrically adjustable and retractable ORVMs with integrated turn indicator
Acoustic & vibration control glass
Optitron Meter with TFT MID
Steering audio controls
7-inch AVX infotainment system with four speakers
Roof-mounted air vent with ambient lighting
Rear parking sensors (two)
Front fog lamps
Rear fog lamps
Speed sensing auto door lock
Impact sensing door unlock
Toyota Yaris V – all features of G and
15-inch alloy wheels
Auto headlamps with Follow-Me Home function
Rain sensing wipers
LED rear combination lamps with line guide
7-inch AVX infotainment system with 6 speakers
Front parking sensors (two)
Rear parking sensors (four)
All wheel disc brakes
Toyota Yaris VX – all features of V and
Chrome door handles
7-inch AVN infotainment system with 6 speakers
8-way power adjustment for driver’s seat
Toyota Yaris Interior
The 2018 Toyota Yaris sold in India will get black and beige colour interiors. The steering wheel is somewhat similar to the Corolla Altis and not like the Thailand Vios. The interiors look bright. A 7-inch touchscreen system will be in the offering. This will have Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, reverse camera, Mirror Link and even navigation. There are also hand gesture controls offered. The driver seat has electric adjustment.
In terms of space, it is as good as the City. This is spacious like the Etios but a lot more comfortable. The seating is better, the fabric and the leather used will be higher quality and the ride will be pliant. Toyota Yaris 2018 sedan will have rear AC vents but on the roof and even rear arm rest too. There shall be dual airbags and ABS as a standard offering and higher variants will get upto seven airbags. In boot size, this should be close to 590 litres, similar to the Etios at 595 litres.
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Toyota Yaris 2018 Specifications
|Transmission||6-speed manual / CVT with 7-speed paddle shift|
|Fuel Tank||40 litres|
|Boot space||590 litres|
The 2018 Toyota Yaris comes only with a petrol engine. This 1.5-litre engine will be churning about 110bhp of power. It is a new-gen petrol engine, while the Etios had the older gen one. The same block has been modified and gets many changes. This engine will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. There will also be a CVT on offer. A diesel engine will not be offered as of now, as the demand for frugal petrol engines is growing in this segment.
Toyota has the Etios, which is spacious but never was premium. This will be the company’s premium sedan. The Yaris will be competing with the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. This new sedan shares its platform with the Etios and so will the new one do. There is also the new-gen Honda city in the works already.
Toyota has seen a strong player in the premium segment, but it seems to have missed out somewhere. The Corolla Altis has been doing well, but the segment has shrunk. The 2018 Toyota Yaris will be highly localised sedan and Toyota is looking at adding this to its list of best sellers.
2018 Toyota Yaris Design
2018 Toyota Yaris a new-generation sedan. The design language isn’t anywhere closer to the Etios or the Corolla Altis. There are some elements that are shared, like the front grille styling seen on most of the Toyota sedans sold in other markets. The headlamps are pulled back and are projectors. There is a large grille on the bumper for air intake. The fog lamp is round and the daytime running LEDs are on the bumper. The hood has a crowned design
The side profile of the 2018 Toyota Yaris is subtle and it will come with 15-inch wheels. There is a crisp line running across the silhouette. The door handles will have chrome and the wing mirrors have turn indicators. The rear continues with the same styling. There are LED tail lamps and this is something like the Kizashi at the rear. There shall be a thin chrome strip too. The radio antenna will be mounted at the rear.
2018 Toyota Yaris sedan competition
The competition for this sedan are on a rise. There is already the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. These take up about 80% of the market share. This is followed by the VW Vento and the Skoda Rapid. There will be new entrants like the Tata X451.