Toyota Yaris has launched in this month. This car is believed to be the main competitor of Honda City, Hyundai Varna and Maruti Ciaz in India. But will Toyota’s first mid-sized sedan compete with these cars? To know this we did a Toyota Yaris road test. Let’s know how our experience was. Have a look on the Toyota Yaris Review 2018 in India.
Toyota Yaris is a well known car of the company in the global market. But the model of Yaris launched in India is very different from the Yaris in the European market. In India only its petrol variants have been launched.
Toyota Yaris Design and Styling
Starting with the design and styling of Toyota Yaris, it shows the full impression of the Toyota brand. Like other Toyota cars it has been given a simple and elegant design. It was recently showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 that ended. Then this car got mixed feedback. To say that Toyota will have to work harder to make Yaris a place in the minds of Indian customers.
Yaris’s front end has been quite chrome work. A big grill is placed on its bumper and fog lamps have been installed on both sides. Along with this, the LED display running lights are seen in the headlamps, which are quite great.
Speaking of side profiles, 15-inch six-spoke alloy wheels have been installed. Due to this alloy wheel, this sedan gets a unique look from the side. It first tends your attention towards you.
Semi-LED Tail Lamps have been installed in the rear section of Yaris. It has been placed exactly as per the car’s design. They look quite a lot at seeing.
Toyota Yaris Dimensions & weight
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||1580 kg|
|Turning radius||5.1 m|
Toyota Yaris Review – Interior Design
If you want to buy a car with a specialty, Toyota Yaris may be your first choice in this budget. Its cabin is quite spacious and has a lot of features in it. Dual-tone dashboards and soft-touch climate control give you a great experience with the silver accent in the interior. The center console has been designed on Toyota’s special pattern, which she calls ‘Waterfall Design’.
The dashboard has a 7-inch touchscreen encoding system right in the middle. The special thing of this system is that it has gesture control function in it, that means you can control the screen without touching it. Although in spite of all this, there is a lack of Android Auto and Apple Car-Play. Because it does not support both the Infotainment system.
As we mentioned above, the interior is quite space. There is enough space to keep things in it. In the four doors of the car, you can keep bottle of half a liter and some paper etc. Gear stick is wrapped with leather. Both the front and the back are given space to keep cups in the cry. The car has a three-spoke steering wheel and a control button on both sides. Silver garnishing and leather wrapping has been done on the steering wheel. If you choose the automatic variant of Toyota Yaris, you get the silver color pedal cipher on both sides of the steering wheel.
Instrument cluster is designed in a completely modern manner. In the instrument console, you see real-time data of mileage. Along with this, many more functions are given in addition to the gear-shift indicator in the display.
Car seats are quite comfortable and get enhanced Thai support. You can fold the back seat of the car. Its headroom is quite fantastic. Four people can sit easily in the car. However, the fifth passenger will have to do a little bit to sit down. The car’s AC is very effective. We used to drive a car in the summer and its performance was quite good. They quickly make the cabin a total.
Toyota Yaris Engine, Performance and Driving Impression
Toyota Yaris in India will be launched with just petrol engine. There is no diesel engine in it. The car has a 1.5-liter, inline four-cylinder dual variable valve timing intelligence (VVT-i) engine. This engine generates torque of 105 bhp and 140 newtons of torque. The engine is equipped with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT gearbox transmission. This is a special type of VVT-i engine that helps in controlling emissions.
Toyota Yaris is not a performance car, so its performance is not as special. But this is a great car for a concrete ride. As we said it is not a performance car, overtaking or in city ride is not as fast. But at a speed of 100 kilometers per hour it can be run comfortably.
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Talking about the transmission, both its manual and CVT experience have been great. Its handling is quite smoother and easy. Particularly given in its automatic variant, the pedal shifter gives a very good experience during the drive. The car can be run everywhere. Whatever the road, its ride is fairly smooth. You can run it comfortably on the pits of roads. Disc brakes have been given in all its wheels for breaking duty.
Toyota Yaris Variants, Price, Mileage and Colors
Toyota Yaris will be available in four variants and six colors: Super White, Pearl White, Silver, Wildfire Red, Phantom Brown and Gray.
A 42-liter capacity fuel tank has been installed in Yaris. The 6-speed manual giybox has araa-certified 17.1 km / l and 7-speed CVT model mileage of 17.8 km / l.
|J||₹ 8,75,000||₹ 9,95,000|
|G||₹ 10,56,000||₹ 11,76,000|
|V||₹ 11,70,000||₹ 12,90,000|
|VX||₹ 12,85,000||₹ 14,07,000|
Toyota Yaris Safety and other important features
Yaris has been given the first 7 Supplemental Restrictant System (SRS) airbag for the segment.
Here are some of the most important features of Toyota Yaris:
- 7 Airbags,
- Disc brakes in all four wheels
- Electronic stability control
- Impact-sensing door lock hill star assist
- Front and rear parking sensor
- Reverse camera
- cruise control tire Pressure Monitoring System Available in ABS + EBD + BA
Variants: * G, ** V, *** VX
Other Main First-In-Segment Features
- 60:40 Rear Split Seats
- 8-Way Adjustable Driver Seat
- Number gesture control and roof -mounted AC infotainment system
- Rear passenger with navigation vents
- Front and rear parking sensors
C-segment sedan fact sheet
|Petrol (Manual)||Displacement (cc)||Power/Torque||Mileage (km/l)|
|Petrol (Automatic)||Displacement (cc)||Power/Torque||Mileage (km/l)|
|Toyota Yaris (CVT)||1496cc||106/140||17.8|
|Honda City (CVT)||1497cc||117/145||18|
|Hyundai Verna (AT)||1591cc||121/151||17.1|
|Maruti Ciaz (AT)||1373cc||91/130||19.12|
The Hyundai Verna here is 1.4-liter petrol manual variant but it is also available in a 1.6-liter petrol manual variant.
Toyota Yaris Booking and Launch Details
Toyota Yaris can be booked at an advance of 50 thousand rupees and it has been launched on May 18, 2018.
Should You Buy Toyota Yaris?
Buying or not buying a car depends on the client’s own discretion. But the Toyota Yaris engine does not have much choice and the average performance reduces its possibilities.
|Model||Manual (Petrol)||Automatic (Petrol)|
|Toyota Yaris||₹ 8,75,000||₹ 9,95,000 (CVT)|
|Honda City||₹ 8,91,000||₹ 9,95,000 (CVT)|
|Hyundai Verna||₹ 7,80,000||₹ 10,56,000 (AT)|
|Maruti Ciaz||₹ 8,04,000||₹ 9,64,000 (AT)|
(All ex-showroom prices)
Although it can be liked as a family car. There are cars like Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz in this segment. Now you have to see how this car performs in the market.
Best variant to buy?
If you are confusing then we would like to suggest that you should go with V variant as all excellent features come in V variant’s price tag range. It meets your all needs, but you will not get stability control programme and hill start assist in the V model. Apart from these two features, all the additional features are in the V variant that’s why its costs one lakh rupee less.