India’s sixth largest car-maker Toyota has launched the Yaris, an awaited mid-sized sedan in India at an introductory price of Rs 8.75 lakh for the base J-trim.
The unveiling took place at the Auto Expo 2018. The car is already available in various international markets by the name of Yaris Ativ and Vios. While the dealerships had started accepting booking for the car, the deliveries will begin May onwards.
“Toyota Yaris will be on display across all Toyota dealerships in India and customers may book for the test drive immediately,” said N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
The prices go up with the higher versions of models that includes:
J variant (costs in range between Rs 875,000 to Rs 9,95,000)
G-variant (Rs10,56,000- Rs 11,76,000),
V variant (Rs 11,70,000- Rs 12,90,000),
Variant VX (Rs 12,85,000- Rs 14,07,000).
The new sedan ‘Yaris’ come with a single petrol engine. The 1.5 liter, the four-cylinder engine makes 107hp and 140Nm of peak torque and is mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or the optional 7-step CVT automated gearbox.
The mid-size sedan segment, where Toyota has launched the Yaris, sees a monthly volume of 15,000 units.
The new version of sedan gets some segment-first features like gesture control for the touch-screen infotainment system, roof-mounted rear air-con with ambient lighting, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a powered driver’s seat and front and rear parking sensors. Paddle shifters are on offer on the high-spec automatic trims.
On the safety front, The Yaris gets all-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags (including a driver knee airbag), front and rear parking sensors, Hill-Start Assist, EBD, ABS, and ESP.
The new version will compete against its rivals like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid sold at a similar price.
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