2018 Toyota Yaris sedan rivals the likes of Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna; gets powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 109 PS
Toyota has long been expected to enter the C-segment judging by its global model range. It has finally decided to do so as the Yaris sedan has been finally unveiled at the ongoing 2018 Auto Expo in Greater Noida with much fanfare.
It was thought to have the Vios badge but we were the first to reveal in January that its domestic market name is indeed Yaris. It will be commercially launched on May 17 in India. The Yaris or Yaris ATIV in some Asian markets is not as premium as the Vios but it does fit the bill perfectly as a Honda City rival.
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2018 Toyota Yaris India Launch
|2018 Toyota Yaris India Launch||May 17|
The Yaris sedan will officially enter the commercial market on May 17 after having introduced itself to the general public at the ongoing Auto Expo.
2018 Toyota Yaris India Price
|2018 Toyota Yaris Price||Rs. 8 lakh to 12 lakh|
It is expected to be priced quite aggressively against its main nemesis Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. But going by the way Toyota positions its products in the market, we can expect a price range in the vicinity of Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Yaris sedan takes design influence from its latest Corolla sibling. It features L-shaped fog lamp cluster, large air intake, LED pilot lamps positioned just below the sleek headlamps and wide projector headlamps with sharpened edges.
Other important exterior features are blackened pillars, 16-inch alloy wheels, wraparound tail lamps, shark fin antenna, raised rear profile, prominent Toyota badge in the middle, angular bonnet, sleek wing mirrors with turn indicators and so on.
The 2018 Toyota Yaris may get 2-DIN audio with Bluetooth, USB and AUX compatibility in the base variants. It features dual-tone beige and black colour combination with plenty of silver touches for premium appeal. The likely safety features on the top-end variants are seven airbags, VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) with HAC (Hill Assist Control), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), brake assist, etc.
The top-of-the-line models will gain seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic air conditioning, push button start, electrically adjustable ORVMs, smart entry, and Optitron instrument cluster.
The new Yaris could be made available in paint schemes such as Attitude Black Mica Citrus Mica Metallic, Red Mica Metallic, Super White II, Silver Metallic, Grey metallic and Orange Metallic.
2018 Toyota Yaris Engine, Specs, Mileage
|Engine||1.2-litre Dual VVT-i petrol or 1.5-litre VVT-i petrol|
|Power||86 PS or 109 PS|
|Torque||108 Nm or 140 Nm|
|Transmission||six-speed manual / CVT automatic|
|Mileage||Around 21 kmpl|
The Yaris is expected to come powered by the same 1.2-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine used in Thailand. It produces a maximum power output of 86 PS and 108 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a CVT automatic as standard driving the front wheels. The possibility of CVT being offered is high right from the start.
The presence of a 1.5-litre VVT-i petrol engine cannot be neglected too. In Thailand, it produces 109 PS of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. Toyota may decide to offer an uprated 1.4-litre diesel motor from the Corolla too.
2018 Toyota Yaris Dimensions
The Yaris sedan measure about 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, 1,475 mm in height and has 2,550 mm wheelbase.
2018 Toyota Yaris Key Rivals
The main competitors are Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.