Last month, the India-spec Toyota Yaris was showcased for the first time in the country at the Auto Expo. With its launch barely a month away, Toyota has commenced promotional activities for the sedan. The company has released a new video of the Toyota Yaris to tease some of its key features.
As seen in the video, the Toyota Yaris is equipped with a number of first-in-segment features. There are 12 of them in total, Toyota says, including roof-mounted air vents with ambient illumination, power driver seat, acoustic and vibration control glass, 60:40 split rear seats, adjustable rear centre headrest, 4.2-inch TFT MID with Eco wallet, hand/air gesture control for the infotainment system, all wheel disc brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), front parking sensors, 7 airbags and tail lamps with LED line guide.
Other highlights of the sedan include projector headlamps with LED line guide, LED DRLs, Shark-fin antenna, piano black interior, rear power outlets, rear sunshade, Hill-start Assist Control (HSC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC). Toyota will offer the Yaris with only a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission. This engine is likely to produce around 105 hp and 140 Nm of torque.
Toyota Yaris bookings for customers will open next month. Dealerships have already started taking pre-orders unofficially, though. It will compete with the Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Honda City, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid.