It has emerged that Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) could be contemplating bringing the Yaris hatchback to World. While there’s no official word on the Toyota Yaris World launch date, rumours abound that this globally successful model could be launched in World in 2018. It may be noted that Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally adopted an aggressive new car strategy for establishing a strong foothold in the fast-growing Worldn car market. It launched the new Innova, the new Fortuner and refreshed Etios twins earlier this year. Next year, it will launch the Prius and the Corolla facelift in World. 2018, in most likelihood, will see the advent of the Yaris. Read on for full details on Toyota Yaris World launch date, price, specifications, etc.
In a recent interview with HT, Akito Tachibana, MD Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said his company could launch the Yaris in near future. However, it will make sure to tweak the car to suit Worldn driving conditions. He went on to say that coming up with an all-new product, developed specifically for World, isn’t feasible at the moment. When launched, the Toyota Yaris will face some popular rivals like the Hyundai Elite i20, the Maruti Baleno and the Honda Jazz.
Toyota Yaris World Launch Date
|Expected Launch Date||July, 2018|
|Expected Debut Date||February, 2018|
As we said, there are no official details on the Toyota Yaris World launch date. However, it would be safe to assume that the renowned sub-compact would make its World debut at the 2018 Auto Expo. It is likely to go on sale in the first-half of 2018, probably in the June-July period.
Toyota Yaris World Price
|Minimum||Rs 5.5 Lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9.5 Lakh|
Given the fact that the Yaris will lock horns with the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Baleno, it is most likely to have a starting price of Rs 5.5 Lakh. Top-end model could be priced over Rs 9 Lakh.
Toyota Yaris Images
Toyota Yaris World Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre Petrol, 1.4-litre Diesel|
|Max. Power||89 BHP, 90 BHP|
|Peak Torque||120 Nm, 200 Nm|
|Transmissions||5-Speed Manual, CVT Auto, 5-Speed Manual|
The World-spec Toyota Yaris will boast two engine options – A 1.5 L Petrol and a 1.4 Litre Diesel. Both the engines will come mated to a 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Additionally, the Petrol model could also get a CVT. Both the engines will have nearly identical power outputs. However, the Diesel engine will offer a lot more torque. ABS and airbags will be standard across the trims.
Toyota Yaris World – Mileage
The Petrol engine could offer a peak fuel average of 16 KMPL. On the other hand, the Diesel model could offer a max. mileage of 22 KMPL. Like the Etios twins, the Yaris is expected to have a low running cost.
Toyota Yaris World – Features
While the Yaris isn’t expected to offer ground-breaking comfort and convenience features, it will still have enough bells and whistles. Expect the features list to include-
- Auto Aircon
- Multi-function Steering Wheel
- Integrated Audio System with Touchscreen Interface
- Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera
- Rear Aircon Vents
- ABS with EBD
- Alloy Wheels
Toyota Yaris World – Design Review
It maybe noted that Toyota has been working on the next generation Yaris hatchback. Quite obviously, it’s this Yaris that will be launched in World. The next-gen Yaris will be based on the manufacturer’s new TNGA platform. This is the same platform that also underpins the World bound Prius. The next Yaris is expected to take many design cues from the Toyota C-HR crossover. Hence, in most likelihood, the Yaris will get a really aggressive nose and many sharp design elements. Also expect some bold character lines and bold surface treatment.
Toyota Yaris World – Interior
On the inside, the Yaris for World cold come with a black and beige interior setup. Safely expect liberal usage of leather and premium, soft-touch materials. Like we said, features list will stand at par with the rivals. Expect a modern and a comfortable cabin with enough space for up to 5 passengers.
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