Updated Toyota Yaris launched in India - prices start at Rs 8.65 lakh
Toyota Yaris, the c-segment sedan gets cosmetic updates. The updates include a dual-tone paint scheme and diamond-cut alloy wheels. The updates have been extended in the cabin as well. The car now sports leather seats, leather steering cover and leather-wrapped shift knob. The infotainment system now gets Andriod Auto and Apple car play connectivity.
The bookings for the same have already commenced pan-India. The dual-tone schemed Yaris is available in the V optional trim and can be had in both automatic as well as manual transmission option. The manual transmission Yaris will set you back by Rs 11.97 lakh and the automatic will cost Rs 13.17 lakh (both prices are ex-showroom India).
Also, the lower trim of the Toyota Yaris gets a new J (optional) trim. The trim starts at Rs 8.65 lakh ex-showroom, which is Rs 10,000 cheaper than the J standard trim which had an introductory price of Rs 8.75 lakh ex-showroom. The J (optional) gets alloy wheels however, the trim misses out on seven airbags, instead only gets three airbags - driver, passenger and driver's knee airbag.
Mechanically, the sedan stays the same and is powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 107PS and 140Nm of torque. The Toyota Yaris still misses out on a diesel option. In the segment, the Yaris rivals the, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid, Hyundai Verna and the newly launched Volkswagen Vento.
Speaking on the launch of the improved Yaris, N. Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "We are happy that our Yaris customers have highly appreciated the value propositions the world -class sedan offers. Toyota Yaris is the first car to offer 7speed CVT option under 10 lakhs in the segment backed by Toyota's legendary sales and service experience along with the benefits of our value added services (Extended Warranty, Finance, Insurance, Q Service, EM 60, Toyota Edge).
We are delighted to offer 'The Happenin' New Yaris' that is completely in-line with the feedback we have received and customer expectations; to own a sedan which is 'value for money' without compromising on the style, safety and comfort. The new Yaris is built on the Toyota philosophy of QDR offering options of 3 or 7 airbags for customers to choose from based on individual needs and preferences, while retaining their aspirations for more advanced features, safety, space, luxury, style and comfort. The low cost of ownership, low NVH levels, better rear comfort with Toyota's unique sales and service efficiency makes the ownership experience of the new improved Yaris more desirable.
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