Toyota has just unveiled the much-awaited Yaris sedan at Auto Expo 2018 with the Honda City in its crosshairs. The premium sedan has been launched previously in Asian markets as the Vios and the Yaris Ativ and has finally made its way to India.
The Yaris will be made available in two petrol-engine variants — a 1.5-litre dual VVT-i variant with six-speed manual transmission and another seven-speed CVT auto variant.
The Toyota Yaris sports a bold-looking design with LED projector headlamps, 15-inch alloys, LED DRLs and a number of segment-first features that set the sedan apart from its rivals. Major highlights here include the presence of seven airbags (including curtain and knee airbags), a tyre pressure monitoring system, disc brakes on all four wheels and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Interior features on the Yaris include touchscreen navigation, faux leather seats, a dual-tone design, cruise control, a touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted media controls and gesture-based audio control, which is another segment first. The CVT variant of the Yaris will also sport paddle shifters. The inside of the sedan also features automatic climate control and a digital driver information display.
Toyota is expected to launch the Yaris by early May this year and will place it right below the Corolla Altis and above the Etios.