Toyota Kirloskar Motors has started bookings for Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris : Toyota Kirloskar Motors had earlier showcased the Yaris at 2018 Auto Expo, at greater Noida. The car is expected to be launched in April 2018 and so on, the Japanese car manufacturer has already started booking for the new Yaris with an booking amount of INR 50,000. The Car had already gained lots of attention and had many rolled eyes at the Expo. Toyota Yaris will be placed between the Etios and Corolla Altis.
Design – How it looks outside
The Car is clearly seen reminiscent of Toyota’s new platform from Corolla Altis and Camry. The front facia has dual tone bumpers with central thick chrome line merging with the large swept-black headlamps and the central nose with brand logo connecting the chrome finish lines. The front bumper has huge Black tone insert in it with horizontal stretch with large air intake grills featuring LED DRLs lamps. Both side in the front bumpers have small Fog lamps integrated into sleek vertical black Insert. And the OVRMS with spear head design gives the car a complete premium look. The sides are very clean with arch line from rear tail lamp to front door handle bars and from front wheels arch ending towards rear door wind screen. The tail lamps are LED which is neatly designed along with the chrome line between both the tail lamps beneath the central brand logo at the rear.
How it looks inside?
The Interiors will surely make you feel aesthetic, Thanks to the Toyota’s designer. Although, one can feel the mix and cues from Corolla Altis. Which is absolutely rewarded, isn’t it? The leathery interiors make you feel premium behind the wheels with dual tone black and beige colors. The car has some segment-first offering like roof mounted AC vents (which we see in premium luxury cars) Tyre pressure monitoring system, Powered driver seat and the central infotainment system with hand gesture tech. Features like steering mounted controls and 2 DIN music systems are also packed in. At the rear the car has 3 headrest for the passenger and an arm rest in case of two passenger at the back. Seats are made of faux leather and the drop down armrest at the rear adds more comfort along with built in twin cup holders
What about the Power?
Toyota Kirloskar Motors is booking the new car for only petrol variant while the diesel variant is not in the road-map, the Yaris will be powered with a 1.5 Liter VVT-i petrol engine that generates 106hp and a maximum torque of 140Nm. The transmission would be done by a 6 speed manual with an option of 7 speed CVT automatic. The power mill offered is same which is being offered in the Etios, with increased figures.
Safe, Safer, Safest
Toyota has been most prominent leader in terms of safety norms and hence the same has been replicated to Yaris. The Car has 7 Air Bags which is segment first along with ABS and EBD like feature, front parking sensors and all-wheel disc brakes. The current generation of Yaris has scored 5 star rating at ASEAN-NCAP crash tests.
How much to cost?
Well, Toyota seems to be very serious with the pricing and so Yaris is planned to be manufactured in Toyota’s Karnataka manufacturing facility with maximum localization to keep the price competitive. However, the estimated pricing between the range of Rs. 8.4-13.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Yaris has all the essentials to become the most loved car in this segment as Toyota’s safety and low maintenance records are in everybody’s mind. The Car looks complete with the features check lists and will sit between the Etios and Corolla Altis which has been missing since long. The Pricing for the New Yaris is expected to be from 8.5 Lakhs onwards (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and this may worry the rivals under this segment. Yaris will rival against the Best-selling Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.