1. Buying Experience
Initially in 2018, I was excited after watching the TV commercials, and was very eager to test drive, and I did test drive, but was disappointed with the pricing and walked out of the showroom with some key features missing like the hand rest, and telescopic steering.
Fast forward 2019, I was researching on which car to buy, my heart still was leaning towards a Japanese brand, with established players like Honda City dominating the segment, I was a bit confused, finally I decided to go for Yaris after some discounts were offered. The overall buying experience with Nandi Toyota was very good.
2. Riding Experience
Yaris is a well established model globally and is a very practical and sensible urban sedan, with all the features one needs for a comfortable drive in the city and highway. The engine is very refined, and smooth. The 7-speed super CVTi (with intelligence) is definitely a very refined transmission a notch better than Honda City (6 -speed). Driver seating position is not very comfortable though with the absence of telescopic steering, and lack of hand-rest. Otherwise a very nice car to drive. The car has a segment first 7 airbags, so full marks on safety. No compromise on this from TOYOTA and definitely a must have in today's road conditions if you value your life. Truly feels like driving a Japanese car.
3.Details about looks, performance etc.
At first glance, the sleek looks, and the nicely profiled head lamps with massive grill's with an elegantly designed DRL, which is a treat for your eyes. When you observe closely, I realized its one of the most modern and contemporary design artistically and very tastefully conceived design on the drawing board by TOYOTA engineers. The car is very sleek, and beautifully sculpted piece of marvelous engineering. Its one of the globally most acclaimed mid-size sedan and a Hatchback in Japan and other markets.
Pick up is descent and mileage is also decent with an avg of around 9-10km/L in city conditions and up-to 17-18km/L on highways if driven sensibly. The on-board real time display shows instant fuel consumption and distance to empty and also the ECO mode guides you on maintaining optimum engine RPM for the perfect balance of fuel and power efficiency. Toyota has given a nice touch of interiors, though the bright and shining Beige interiors is prone to dirt, but interior looks really posh and luxurious. If you have worked and lived in Japan, you can see the Japanese DNA embedded at the very core of this car, every small microscopic component of the car has been elegantly and tastefully designed and manufactured with utmost precision by TOYOTA's globally certified suppliers. TOYOTA's design's are unparalleled. You realize, that TOYOTA simply doesn't give you all the silly features which other cars offer you (like in Hyundai), but what TOYOTA gives you is a 100 year old legendary; tried and tested, and flawless piece of art. Japanese Companies especially TOYOTA invest heavily in R & D and safety and practicality, this is something which other manufacturers lack and are light years behind. This sublime philosophy of TOYOTA is the one that one should convince you to blindly go for a TOYOTA car in India. Their cars are designed to do the Job of a Car. They don't offer you all those silly bells and whistles, which mediocre car manufacturer like Hyundai can simply tempt with you all stupid features like, seat cooling, sun roof, etc, which are not at all essential, but just for fancy vanity purpose only. TOYOTA gives you what they have tried and tested and have established for decades. You get a car which has been conceived from the very core of Japanese Engineers' heart. So it is not manufactured for the purpose of satisfying your head, but your heart and soul.
4.Servicing & Maintenance
No one needs any lessons or any comments on the legendary TOYOTA service, they are globally renowned and acclaimed for after sales support in Japan and continue with this time tested legacy across the globe. Their service reliability and seamless service is unparalleled in the history of Automobile revolution. Their Quality levels are light years ahead of peers. In fact most successful corporations across the world have adopted the TPS, TOYOTA Production system and they have started a Quality revolution. So every buyer can drive and enjoy with complete peace of mind. Even an ordinary Ola or Uber driver will acknowledge this, you can ask.
No telescopic steering
No hand rest
CVT gear placed very low,
Low ground clearance, especially when 4 people seated, can hit speed breakers really hard.
Fully loaded Audio system only on top spec.
A true Japanese car with the heart and soul of Japan.
Modern and contemporary designed.
7 speed CVT, is silky smooth.
rear overhead A/c is very useful.
NVH and noise cancellation glass/windshield.
Smooth and practical car and sensibly designed.
Assured trouble free and maintenance free car for a lifetime.
Rating parameters(out of 5)
About the Reviewer
Driven forFew hundred kilometers