The Toyota Yaris is right on schedule and is set to reach showrooms for display in India in just over a month. According to a report from Autocar India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor will launch the new sedan in the country on 18 May.
The Toyota Yaris will compete with the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City. It is powered by a 108 hp 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i naturally aspirated petrol engine. A diesel option is not planned for this model. The standard petrol engine will send power to the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. The Yaris CVT will have paddle shifters.
The Toyota Yaris, like the Honda City, is expected to have a premium positioning in its segment. It will have 12 first in segment features. The long list of exclusives will include power adjustment for the driver’s seat, roof-mounted air vents, gesture control for the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, all wheel disc brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 7 airbags, acoustic & vibration control glass, 4.2-inch TFT MID with Eco wallet, 60:40 split rear seats, adjustable rear centre headrest and line guide in the rear combination lamps.
TKM will start taking Yaris pre-orders on April 22, 2018. The company will offer the new sedan in multiple colour options, including Wildfire Red, Pearl white, Grey metallic and Silver metallic. Prices could start somewhere around INR 9 lakh* and go up to around INR 13 lakh*.