Toyota has finally launched the much-awaited Yaris in India for the price of Rs 8.75 lakhs (ex-showroom all-India). The C-segment sedan is available with a single 1.5-litre petrol engine with either a manual or CVT automatic transmission across eight trims. The Yaris might be late to arrive to the party but it has a long list of features that ensure it a seat at the dinner table alongside the other well-established adversaries in its segment. For now, let’s look at all the other options available at the same price of the all-new Yaris sedan.
For the price of the entry-level J trim, which ranges between Rs 8.75 – 9.95 lakhs, there are several B segment hatchbacks you may choose from. The Honda Brio VX AT, Fiat Punto Evo Emotion, Tata Bolt are available in their top-spec trim. Apart from these, one can also look at the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Swift, Mahindra KUV100 or the Maruti Suzuki Ignis for the price of the entry-level Yaris. The Ford Figo Titanium 1.5 or Toyota Etios Liva VXD are also sensible choices here. But if you need a boot, the Tata Tigor XZ comes with a cheaper price tag.
The G trim comes in the price range of Rs 10.56 – 11.76 lakhs. In this price range, one can look for B+ segment hatches in their top-spec trims such as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha, Hyundai Elite i20 Asta (O) or the Honda Jazz VX. Apart from the hatches, there are also choices of compact sedans like the Hyundai Xcent SX, Maruti Dzire ZDI, Honda Amaze VX and Ford Aspire Titanium. At this price point, Tata is also offering its new baby crossover, the Nexon, which can be had in a top-spec XZ Plus trim.
Next in line is the V trim of the Yaris which can get you either a Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in the ZXi/ZDi trim or other compact crossovers. One can have a look at the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza which is a segment leader in terms of sales, but the Honda WR-V is also a good choice. Other crossover options include the Ford EcoSport or the Mahindra TUV300. Since the Yaris undercuts its rivals, the direct competitors in the C-segment – Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento or the Skoda Rapid – can also be had from this price point.
The top-spec VX trim of the Yaris is filled to the brim in terms of features. But for its pricing between Rs 12.85 – 14.07 lakhs, the S-Cross can be had as a premium Nexa product in its Alpha trim. Renault offers the Lodgy and the Duster 110 RXZ in this price range. The high-selling Hyundai Creta can be had in the S 1.4 guise at the same price of the top-spec Yaris. The Honda BR-V gives you an option of a seven-seater MPV but in the mid-spec trim only. The Mahindra Scorpio S5 2WD gets you a brawny SUV, while the entry-level Mahindra XUV500 W5 or the Renault Captur RXT are stylish SUVs available at this price level.