Japanese automaker Toyota is all set to launch the much awaited Yaris sedan in the Indian market on 18th May 2018. However, the variant wise details of the upcoming Yaris have been leaked on the internet ahead of its official launch in the country. The official advanced bookings for the 2018 Toyota Yaris have already commenced for the new sedan with the booking amount set at Rs 50,000.
According to the reports, the sedan will be available in four variants, namely J, G, V and VX. Mechanically, the Toyota Yaris in India will only be available with a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i four-cylinder petrol engine mated to either a six speed manual transmission or a seven step continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic gearbox. While the CVT gearbox will be available throughout the range, the manual transmission will only be available in the J, G and V trims only. Also, one thing to notice is that there is no diesel engine option to be available with the upcoming sedan but it is likely that Toyota will instead bring in a hybrid setup for the car at a later date.
Talking about the variants and their standard features, according to the leaked details-
The base variant of the Toyota Yaris J will come with features such as Digital display for the infotainment system, Music system with four speakers, Front and rear power windows, Electrically adjustable outside mirrors, Keyless entry, Split folding rear seats, Projector headlamps, Six speed manual/Seven-speed AT and Seven airbags, ABS with EBD as standard.
The next variant Toyota Yaris G will sport all the features from the base trim Toyota Yaris J along with additional features such as Infotainment system with 7-inch display, Roof mounted rear AC vents, Button Start, Chrome grille, ORVM with integrated indicators, Front and rear fog lamps, Rear parking sensors and Speed sensing door locks.
Moving ahead, the Toyota Yaris V will sport Six speakers for the infotainment system, Reverse camera, LED rear lamps, Front parking sensors, 15-inch alloy wheels and Disc brakes on all wheels along with the features to be found on the base variants Toyota Yaris G and Toyota Yaris J.
The top-end variant Toyota Yaris VX that will be available only with automatic transmission option will offer Leather upholstery, Power driver’s seat, LED DRLs, Chrome door handles, Stability control programme, Hill start assist and Tyre Pressure monitoring system as standard with all the features sported by the other variants of the upcoming sedan.
Other than these, the 2018 Toyota Yaris will be offered with six exterior color options including Super White, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Wildfire Red and Phantom Brown. However, there is one catch here as the White Pearl Crystal Shine will be available for only for the G, V and VX graded cars and not for the base trim J.
Placed between the Etios and Corolla, the upcoming Toyota Yaris can be expected to have a starting price between Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom to 12 lakh, ex-showroom. When launched, the Yaris sedan will take against the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for the launch updates of Toyota Yaris in India.