टोयोटा यारिस माइलेज
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Toyota has been soldiering on in the B-segment with the slow-selling Liva for quite some time now. The Japanese giant might want to enter the fray and grab the attention of car buyers who are shifting to premium products such as the Baleno and Elite i20 with a new premium hatchback. So it’s high time for Toyota to bring in the Yaris hatchback in India. The Yaris could make its Indian debut at the Toyota stall at the 2018 Auto Expo....read full review
Toyota’s premium cars have been a runaway success in India with the Fortuner, Innova and the Corolla leading their segments by light years. But it has been the budget offerings that have been their nemesis. The innumerable iterations of the Etios and the Liva have failed continually and now it seems that Toyota is shunning the budget cars for a little premium.
The Yaris sedan is offered in the C-segment to compete with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It carries the looks of the pre-facelift Corolla Altis with sporty overtones and should certainly fit in to the premium image. The side profile of the Yaris has been made to look sporty and thanks to this pedigree it gets a strong shoulder line which has a forward leaning stance. The Yaris also gets flared wheel arches and a strong baseline which in turn works with the flared wheel arches to give the sedan sporty credentials.
The Yaris gets very similar interiors to those of the 2014 Corolla both in terms of design and feature list. The design combination is a two-tone style with beige and black being the main colours. Toyota has fashioned the plastics in silver to contrast with the beige and black combination. Standard features include climate control (on the higher variants), 2-DIN music system and steering-mounted audio controls and for the Indian market along with roof mounted AC vents for the rear passengers. In terms of safety, you get 7 airbags along with ABS and EBD.
The Yaris is offered only with a 1.5-litre VTVT-i petrol engine option but with both manual and automatic gearboxes. The manual is a six-speed while the automatic is a CVT gearbox. The variable valve engine develops 106bhp of power and 140Nm of torque. Toyota might also offer a diesel option and it might be the same 1.4-litre tired and tested mill that powers the Corolla Altis.
The Yaris competes primarily with the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna in the upper echelons of the C-segment. It also goes against the Volkswagen Vento, the Skoda Rapid and the Nissan Sunny along with the compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster.