Toyota Yaris ATIV Sedan India Debut At Auto Expo 2018
Japanese automaker, Toyota is all set to enter into the highly competitive mid-sized sedan segment in India. The company will showcase the new Toyota Yaris ATIV sedan in the country, which is currently on sale in Thailand. In fact, Toyota has started testing car on Indian roads. It is based on the company’s popular Yaris global hatchback. This model could replace the Etios sedan, which failed to live up to the company’s expectation. Upon its launch, the Toyota Yaris ATIV will rival the likes of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. Design inspiration for the sedan comes from the popular Toyota Corolla Altis.
The company could also opt for Vios moniker for this car, while the launch is likely to take place before Diwali. The Toyota Yaris ATIV is not as premium as the global Vios sedan, but it gets fresh styling. It comes with simple yet functional cabin, which is equipped with some comfort and conveience features including a large touchscreen infotainment system. The Thailand-spec model is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Launch Date
The new Toyota Yaris sedan is scheduled to make its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. It will go on sale in the Indian market in the second half of 2018 (Before Diwali).
Toyota Yaris ATIV Price
Slotted between the Etios and Corolla Altis, the Yaris ATIV mid-sized sedan will directly rival the Honda City. It is expected to be priced between Rs 8 lakh and Rs 12 lakh.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Specifications
This mid-sized sedan will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise. The gasoline version will be propelled by a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i unit that is capable of producing 105bhp of power and 140Nm of torque. The diesel version will use the 1.4-litre D-4D turbo diesel engine, which will be borrowed from the Corolla Altis. This engine comes with a variable geometry turbocharged and produces 89bhp of power and 205Nm of torque. In Thailand, the Yaris ATIV sedan gets a 3NR-FE 1.2-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine that also powers the Yaris hatchback. This engine is capable of producing 86PS of maximum power and 108Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT (Continuously variable transmission) unit.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Mileage
The sedan is expected to offer higher fuel efficiency. We believe that the petrol version will deliver around 17-18kmpl, while the diesel model could return around 25kmpl.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Exterior
The Toyota Yaris ATIV design seems heavily inspired from the popular Toyota Corolla. The front fascia of the car gets sleek headlamps flanked by chrome bar, large front grille with horizontal LED daytime running lights at both sides, fog lamps and sculpted bonnet. The radiator grille has horizontal slats and a sleek red trim on the lower end of the grille. On sides, the vehicle has sharp beltline that runs across the length of the car. It comes equipped with alloy wheels, chrome finished door handles and ORVMs (Outside Rear View Camera).
Toyota Yaris ATIV Dimensions
In terms of proportions, this mid-sized sedan is 4,425mm in length, 1,730mm in width and 1,475mm in height, making it 5mm longer and 30mm wider than the Vios sedan. The wheelbase of the sedan is similar to the Vios, stands at 2,550mm. Thailand-spec comes with a ground clearance of 133mm; however, the India-spec model could get a ground clearance of around 160mm.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Interior
The global model is available with black interiors with silver treatment around the centre console and AC vents. Inside the cabin, the Toyota Yaris ATIV gets leather door trim, shift knob, Optitron instrument panel with 4.2-inch MID and leather seats. It comes packed with a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with DVD player and six speakers. The Thailand-spec Yaris ATIV is the only car in its league to offer seven airbags.
Toyota Yaris ATIV Features
7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
Automatic climate control
Rear view camera
Engine start/stop system
ABS with EBD
Headlamps with LED DRLs
Toyota Yaris ATIV Safety Features
For passengers’ safety and security, the vehicle gets rear parking sensor, reverse camera, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), BA (Brake Assist), VSC, TRC and HAC.