Toyota Yaris is the Japanese automaker's answer to the popular midsize sedan segment in India that already has the presence of some worthy contenders. The new Toyota Yaris was showcased in India for the first time at Auto Expo 2018 and it had been into the headlines as it gets multiple segment first features. For instance, the Toyota Yaris gets seven airbags as standard along with features like gesture control for the infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors and more. The price of the Toyota Yaris in India starts at Rs 8.75 lakh and the figure reaches up till Rs 14.07 lakh for the top end variant (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The Toyota Yaris locks its horns against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.
Gesture control for infotainment system
Seven airbags as standard
Optional CVT gearbox
The design of the Toyota Yaris resembles to that of the previous Corolla with the similar looking front end. Taking a look at the side profile and you will feel that the Yaris has been designed keeping sporty intent in mind. The car gets flared wheel arches that further help in stepping up the sporty quotient.
The interiors of the Toyota Yaris will remind you of the 2014 Corolla as it gets the similar layout and design. The cabin gets black and beige as the two prime colours and the dual tone treatment looks decent. The Toyota Yaris gets features like steering mounted audio controls, gesture control and roof mounted AC vents.
Powering the Toyota Yaris is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A CVT transmission is also offered as optional. The engine is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 106 bhp and 140 Nm. Currently, Toyota does not offer a diesel engine option with the Yaris.
The 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Toyota Yaris is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. The company also offers an optional CVT transmission with the car and it is one of its prime highlights.
The Toyota Yaris gets disc brakes fitted on all four wheels. Besides, the car comes with numerous safety features, some of which are not even present on its rivals. The Yaris gets seven airbags including curtain and knee airbags. The midsize sedan also gets ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) along with EBD (Electronic Brake Forde Distribution). The Toyoyta Yaris also gets parking sensors for the front and rear along with a rear parking camera.
The manual version of the Toyota Yaris offers a fuel efficiency of 17 kmpl while the automatic trim returns slightly higher figure at 18 kmpl.