Toyota has introduced the new and updated Yaris sedan in India. This updated Yaris is offered in three variants of J Optional, G Optional and V Optional and in manual and automatic variants. The new Yaris is priced from Rs.8.65 lakhs for the base J manual variant going up to Rs.14.07 lakhs for the top of the line VX CVT variant.
Toyota Yaris V Optional trim gets a new dual tone color scheme. It gets new diamond cut alloy wheels and a blacked out front grille along with wing mirrors while interiors are done up in leatherette seats.
The interiors are also seen with a 7” touchscreen infotainment system as was seen on the earlier VX trim along with navigation function and gesture control while it misses out on features such as Wi-Fi, Mirror Link, HDMI input and SD card slot. Watch the official TVC Video below.
The new Yaris gets alloy wheels offered across all variants. Standard safety features include driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, rear parking sensors and speed alert system. They also get follow me home headlamps, high speed alert, hill start assist, vehicle stability control, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, keyless smart entry, front and rear fog lamps and ABS, EBD and BA offered as standard.
Engine specifications on the new Toyota Yaris includes a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 107 bhp power at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm torque at 4,200 rpm mated to a 6 speed manual and 7 speed CVT automatic. Fuel efficiency stands at 17.1 kmpl where manual variants are concerned while ARAI has certified that the CVT unit will offer 17.8 kmpl fuel efficiency.
The reduced pricing for the new Optional variants will help the Yaris compete efficiently with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Maruti Ciaz.
Toyota has reported a 21 percent decline in total sales in the past month. Sales stood at 11,544 units in August 2019 as compared to sales of 14,581 units in August 2018. In domestic markets, sales dipped to 10,701 units in the past month as against sales of 14,100 units in August 2018, down 24 percent.
Exports increased two fold to 843 units as compared to 481 units exported in August 2018. The company also recently announced that they would go ahead with sale of diesel model once the new BS VI emission norms come into effect even though this would result in higher pricing.