Toyota Yaris Expert Review, Complete Information, Recent Images
Toyota has launched the sedan version of its Yaris hatchback in India. The sedan comes with a price tag of Rs. 8.75 Lakh (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi) for the base model. The car so far is only available in petrol models. Toyota Yaris gets four variants: J, G, V and VX and is offered with two transmission options, a 6-speed manual and an option of a CVT automatic gearbox.
The pricing for the base model of Toyota Yaris starts from Rs. 8.75 Lakh and there is a difference of around Rs. 1 Lakh between the manual transmission and automatic variants. The car is priced at a premium and doesn’t undercut the pricing of its rivals which include the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
|J||Rs. 8.75 Lakh|
|J CVT||Rs. 9.95 Lakh|
|G||Rs. 10.56 Lakh|
|V||Rs. 11.7 Lakh|
|GCVT||Rs. 11.76 Lakh|
|V CVT||Rs. 12.9 Lakh|
|VX||Rs. 12.85 Lakh|
|VX CVT||Rs. 14.07 Lakh|
A word that best defines Toyota Yaris’ design is quirky. Toyota has always paved its own way when it comes to design and its approach has been a subject of debate. Yaris’ aesthetics have a love or hate appeal to them. We find a large air dam at the front and it incorporates LED DRLs. Also found are swept back headlamps and fog lamp enclosures. Curved body lines run across the length of the car and on the Bonnet, we find a sculpted power dome. Toyota Yaris gets contrasting black ORVMs and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels
One of the dimensions in which Honda city, Hyundai Verna and Suzuki Ciaz trump Toyota’s sedan are when it comes to the overall length. Toyota Yaris is the shortest of all the sedans. It also features the shortest ground clearance of all cars which stands at 133 mm, but this is a laden figure whereas all the other wheelbases are unladen.
|Ground clearance||133 mm*|
|Boot space||476 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||42 litres|
Inside the cabin, we find a storage space which doubles as the armrest which sits in between the front seats. One can claim that the interior is a little narrow and cramped because of the way the front seats and the tunnel are positioned. Toyota Yaris’s cabin comes with a black and beige colour scheme. The cabin also gets impressive noise insulation and seats are very comfortable.
Engine and transmission
Powering Toyota Yaris is a 1.5 liter petrol engine which produces 105.5 BHP of horsepower and 140 NM of torque. The engine is available with an option of a CVT transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox. Toyota Yaris is only offered in Petrol variants and we expect the company will introduce diesel models later in the car’s lifecycle. The engine provides amazing throttle response which is very smooth however when it comes to overtaking, the performance is not very instantaneous and there is a noticeable lag between the 60 to 100 kmph range, which might not particularly appeal to an enthusiast.
|Type||Dual VVT-i Petrol|
The 6-speed manual gearbox variant is offered with an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 17.1 kmpl whereas the CVT automatic variant is offered with a fuel economy stat of 17.8 kmpl
|Fuel economy||17.1 kmpl||17.8 kmpl|
In terms of equipment, Yaris is offered with a 4.2 in MID. The digital instrument cluster incorporates distance to empty, fuel consumption, temperature display, digital fuel gauge, speedometer and average speed relays. At the rear of the cabin, we get reading lamps, 12 V power sockets, and manual sunshade. Electrically adjustable front seats are also on offer along with a roof mounted AC unit, ambient lighting and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system. The entertainment system comes with HDMI compatibility and gets MirrorLink, WiFi and navigation. The head unit is offered with gesture control which is a segment first.
Yaris is being offered with a segment first 7 airbags safety feature as standard across its entire range. The car also gets Hill start assist, vehicle stability control and rear disc brakes.
Customers get 6 color scheme options to choose from which include Grey Metallic, Phantom Brown, Pearl White, Super White, Silver Metallic and Wildfire Red.
- Several segment first features
- Impressive throttle response
- Narrow cabin
- The performance lags when it comes to overtaking