Toyota Kirloskar Motor had confirmed last month that bookings for the Toyota Yaris will open in April this year. According to a report from CarDekho, dealerships in Delhi have started taking pre-orders, for an amount of INR 50,000.
The Toyota Yaris will slot above the Toyota Etios sedan (Toyota Platinum Etios) in TKM’s line-up. A 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine will power the sedan, with a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission sending power to the wheels. This naturally aspirated unit is expected to produce 105 hp and 140 Nm of torque. TKM won’t offer a diesel engine option, at least not at launch.
The Toyota Yaris will have a premium positioning in its segment. TKM will offer it with 12 first in segment features like electrically adjustable driver's seat, roof-mounted air vents, gesture control for the infotainment system, 7 airbags, front parking sensors, all wheel disc brakes and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
On the outside, the Toyota Yaris has 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, the new B-segment sedan features a waterfall design instrument panel, Optitron Meter with 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 Toyota Yaris is likely to go on sale in India on 24 April 2018, as per a dealership source. It will compete with the Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Honda City, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid.