After making its public debut at the Auto Expo 2018 last month, Toyota Yaris mid-size sedan recently has been spotted testing on the Indian roads, courtesy Rushlane. Expected to be launched in the domestic market by May 2018, the new Toyota Yaris sedan will find its position above Etios sedan and below Corolla Altis. Moreover, the sedan is also referred as Toyota Yaris Ativ and Toyota Vios in other global markets. To be positioned as a premium product in Toyota‘s line up, the sedan will take on the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and others in the C-segment. Also See: Toyota Yaris Ativ Spotted Testing in India; Expected Price, Launch Date, Images, Interior, Specification Also Read - Chennai-based Businesswoman, JMD of Lanson Group Reeta Lankalingam, Found Hanging at Her Residence
On the exterior front, the sedan will sport signature style upfront featuring new automatic LED headlamps and LED DRLs, circular fog lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, Shark-fin antenna and much more. Dimensionally, the new Toyota Yaris will get length of 4425mm, width of 1730mm and height of 1475mm. The wheelbase of the sedan will measure 2550mm while the ground clearance will stand at 133mm. Also Read: Auto Expo 2018: Toyota Yaris Ativ (Toyota Vios) Teased; India Launch Date, Expected Price, Images, Specs, Interior, Features Also Read - Three of Indian-origin family killed in accident in Iceland
Inside the cabin, the new Yaris is expected to carry dual tone interior with all-black dashboard layout which will highlighted by features such as 4.2-inch MID, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, power drivers seat, ambient illumination with roof-mounted air vent and much more. As the safety features are concerned, the new Yaris sedan will be loaded with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System, VSC, HSC, all-wheel disc brakes, parking sensors at the front and rear, rear parking camera and more. Also Read - Renault to hike vehicle prices in India by up to 1.5% from Jan
On the mechanical front, the upcoming Toyota Yaris is reportedly to be offered with petrol engine initially. The petrol mill will be a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i unit which will be tuned to produce max power of 105 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. The mill will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox along with CVT transmission. It is also reported that the sedan will get diesel engine only on the later stage. See More: Toyota Fortuner, Innova Crysta, Corolla Altis, Land Cruiser & Others to get Price Hike of up to INR 4 lakh
As far as the pricing is concerned, the Japanese car maker is expected to price the sedan pretty competitive which could fall in the price bracket of INR 8 lakh to INR 14 lakh (ex-showroom). Speculated to launch in May, the car maker might initiate the pre-booking phase by April.
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