Toyota Yaris details leaked ahead of May 18 launch

Toyota Yaris details leaked ahead of May 18 launch

10th Apr 2018 11:00 pm

Toyota's mid-size sedan will come with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and manual and auto transmission options; four variants on offer with seven airbags as part of standard kit.


As exclusively reported by us earlier, Toyota will launch the Yaris in India on May 18 and take on the likes of the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna in the local market. Toyota dealers are now officially accepting bookings for the new sedan with the booking amount set at Rs 50,000.

The Yaris will only be available with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that can be ordered with either a six-speed manual or a seven-step CVT automatic gearbox.

A leaked order guide for the new Yaris reveals that the car will be offered in three variants for the manual car and four variants, including a top-spec VX, in auto form, with the talking point being the seven airbags that are standard across the range. Buyers will also have the option to choose from seven paint shades.

Toyota Yaris complete variant breakup

Toyota Yaris J

  • Seven airbags
  • ABS with EBD and Brake assist
  • Body-coloured wing mirrors and door handles
  • Halogen headlamps with projectors
  • Power mirrors
  • AC with manual control
  • Driver's seat height adjust
  • All four power windows
  • Keyless entry
  • A cooled glovebox
  • Instrument cluster with LCD multi info display
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • Rear armrest
  • Tilt steering

Toyota Yaris G

  • Power folding mirrors with integrated turn indicators
  • Chrome trim on grille
  • Instrument cluster with TFT multi info display
  • Push button start
  • 7.0-inch infotainment system with four speakers
  • Steering-mounted audio controls
  • Fog lamps (Front and rear)
  • Dual rear parking sensors
  • Rear defogger

Toyota Yaris V 

  • Four wheel disc brakes
  • Automatic headlamps with follow me home feature
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Tail-lamps with LED inserts
  • 7.0-inch infotainment system with six speakers
  • Dual front parking sensors
  • Quad rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control

Toyota Yaris VX

  • Chrome trim on door handles
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • 7.0-inch AVN infotainment system with six speakers
  • Leather seats
  • Powered driver's seat with eight-way adjustment
  • Paddle shifters (CVT only)
  • Hill-start assist
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Rear sunshade

Manufactured at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka, the heavily localised Yaris is expected to be priced between Rs 8.4-13.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Should the Yaris go on sale at this price point, it will comfortably undercut one of its key rivals, the Honda City. The suspense surrounding Toyota’s pricing strategy will be over at the Yaris’ India launch on May 18.

Also note that we will go live with our first drive impression of Toyota's new mid-size sedan at 8pm on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Stay tuned.



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