TKM is all set to enter the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment with the Toyota Yaris. According to ET Auto, bookings for the car will commence from April 23 with deliveries set to begin April 24 onwards.
Powering the Toyota Yaris is a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine with a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission sending power to the front wheels. This naturally aspirated unit produces 107 hp and 140 Nm of torque. There will be no diesel engine option at the time of launch. In fact, a diesel variant is unlikely to ever be a part of the Vios lineup.
Toyota Yaris gets multiple segment first features including electrically adjustable driver’s seat, roof-mounted air vents, gesture control for the infotainment system, seven airbags, front parking sensors, all wheel disc brakes and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Also on offer are projector headlamps with LED light guide, LED DRLs, electrically adjustable and retractable mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, tail lamps with LED light guide and Shark-fin antenna.
Inside, it gets an Optitron Meter with a 4.2-inch MID, leather upholstery, dual rear power outlets, rear armrest with cup holders, adjustable headrest for all passengers, paddle shifters (CVT model) and cruise control.
The sedan, sold as the Toyota Yaris Ativ in some, was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. It made its global debut in August 2017 in Thailand where it is sold as Yaris Ativ. The Yaris will have its work cut out as it goes up against strong rivals like Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, and Hyundai Verna. A starting price of around INR 10 lakhs (ex-showroom) is expected.
[source - ET Auto]