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Team OD  /
16 Apr 2018 08:48:52 IST

The Toyota Yaris, powered by a 1.5l petrol engine, is the carmaker's answer to the Honda City, Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. We had a brief spin with the car on the outskirts of Bengaluru to find out what is in store and if it has the punch to tackle the competition. Read the review here and watch the video here.

The Toyota Yaris was unveiled to the Indian audience earlier this year at the 2018 Auto Expo

The Yaris is a popular model line that is available globally in hatchback and sedan body styles. It is based on Toyota's B-platform, which was developed for the carmaker's B-segment vehicles.

Unlike the cute and sober Yaris sedan sold in the United States, we get the Asia-spec model that has a sportier and more radical design

The design is in line with the likes on the new Prius, Camry, and Corolla, and therefore you see new-age Toyota design traits like the streamlined, swept back headlights, that merge into the large grille element for a more harmonious face and impart the car with a wide-bodied appearance

The Yaris also gets a pair of LED daytime running light strips, which are exclusive to the top spec trim and look rather nice

Unlike many sedans that are planned alongside a hatchback variant, the Yaris has a balanced three-box design and the tail doesn't look like an afterthought

The India-spec model sits on a slightly higher and softer suspension setup, but a ground clearance of 152mm is one of the lowest in this class

The sweeping taillights look smart and the large reflectors prevent the bulky bumper from looking drab

Two sharp creases lend the side profile its sporty character

The 476l boot may not be the best in class but is designed quite wisely without too many protrusions eating into the usable space

The headlamps get projector beam lamps and a two-pot layout

The range-topping trim seen here gets 15-inch alloy wheels shod with skinny 185-section tyres. The dimensions of the tyres and wheels remain similar throughout the range

In typical Japanese fashion the Yaris takes a simple yet functional approach to its cabin

The black and beige dash and the steering pad, get faux stitching on it to mimic the effect of a leather-wrapped elements

The seats on the top-spec VX trim are clad in real leather

The 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment on the top spec trim gets gesture control for certain frequently used functions. Ironically, the look and feel of this unit, is a bit low-rent in comparison to the touchscreen system available on the lower, V trim (pictured below)

The glove compartment is cooled and nicely compartmentalises the storage space

The instrumentation is easy to read and multi info display also lets you calculate the money saved by driving economically

The driver's seat in the Yaris gets electrical adjustments for reach, recline and height

The roof-mounted rear A/C vents can are wisely designed and can direct air to the rear passengers or onto the neck of the front passengers

The Yaris offers seven airbags and ABS as a standard fitment across the range and this will be its unique selling point against the competition

The Yaris is powered by a 1.5l four-cylinder petrol engine that puts out 107PS of power and 140Nm of torque

The Yaris is only available with the choice of a petrol engine and the drivetrain can be specified with a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic

The 2018 Toyota Yaris 1.5 petrol goes on sale in India in the last week of April

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.29 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
17.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.77 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
25.1 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.92 Lakhs
Max Power(ps)
Max Torque(Nm)
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