Toyota Yaris spied ahead of launch – Rivals Maruti Ciaz, Honda City

New Toyota Yaris sedan has been spied by reader Manju in Bangalore.

Toyota will finally launch the much awaited Yaris sedan in India this year. New Toyota Yaris sedan is already a huge hit in many countries in South East Asia. Expected to launch by mid 2018, the 2018 Toyota Yaris will rival the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.

Offered in the B segment sedan category, the new Yaris facelift sees some changes in its exterior design and interior lay out. Its exterior design is reminiscent of the all-new Camry Hybrid. It gets six exterior body colour schemes that include Red Mica Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic and Attitude Black Mica.

Exteriors also boast of projector headlamps, integrated LED lights, new T shaped front grille and new LED fog lamps. At the rear are seen new body graphics, LED lights and a chrome boot lid bar along with fluid fog lamps. The new Yaris facelift sits on 15” or 16” alloy wheels and gets a reverse camera depending on variant.

Interiors also see some changes as compared to its earlier counterpart. It will continue to receive a double DIN 7” touchscreen audio system, keyless entry, leather or black fabric upholstery, and automatic climate controls while it gets four new interior themes which will depend on variants.

In terms of safety, the 2018 Toyota Yaris facelift will be seen with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and collision safety body. It also gets Isofix anchors and Vehicle Stability Control with traction controls.

For India, Toyota Yaris will be produced at Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant in Bangalore, from where the Etios is also being produced. It will be positioned in the C2 segment in which Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna are the leaders. With a plan to roll out about 50,000 units per year, production of Toyota Yaris will be launched ahead of the festive season next year.

Toyota Yaris is expected to launch in both automatic and manual transmissions in India with a price ranging from INR 7.5 to 10 lakhs. The mid sized, five seater sedan will instantly appeal to Indian buyers due to its sophistication and contemporary stance with a host of interior advancements and exterior highlights.