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Toyota Yaris showcased at Auto Expo 2018

Toyota Yaris showcased at Auto Expo 2018

Snapshot: Toyota showcases Yaris sedan at Auto Expo 2018.

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Toyota Yaris sedan has made its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo and will be a show-stopper at the Toyota’s pavilion. The new sedan would be a new product for the Indian car market. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City, but would be a more premium offering. Recently, the sedan has been spotted doing some test rounds in India. 

Exterior wise, it gets a V-shaped grille along with horizontal slats in it, LED daytime running lights, where the headlamp housing have projectors, standard halogen lamps along with indicators. From the side. At the rear, it comes with wraparound taillamps with reflectors positioned at the lower end of the bumper and will ride on a 6-spoke alloy wheels. Though, it measures 4,425mm in length and a wheelbase of 2,550mm, but for the Indian market it will be chopped off a bit. Inside, the sedan boasts of an all-black interiors with some use of silver accents around the centre console and AC vents. It comes equipped with a multi-functional steering wheel, a blue backlit instrument cluster, whereas the higher variants are offered with a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear view camera and engine start/stop. In terms of safety, the sedan would come packed with 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control and traction control are standard across all variants. 

Internationally, the Toyota Vios (Yaris Ativ) sedan is offered in different engine option such as a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 84bhp and 108Nm of torque. In Singapore, it is offered in the name of the Vios and comes powered with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 106bhp of maximum power and 140Nm of top torque that would preferably make its way to Indian shore. The engines would come mated to a 5-speed manual as standard and a CVT.

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