Toyota India has launched the Yaris sedan on April 25, 2018 in the country, while the deliveries commenced around a month later on May 18, 2018. Its been barely a month since the company had started delivering the Yaris but it is being learnt that the sedan already commands a waiting period of two months. Several Toyota dealers in Delhi have confirmed this. Toyota Yaris has received over 7200 bookings till now across the nation, with the major chunk coming from Southern India, closely followed by Delhi-NCR.
Toyota Yaris is available only in petrol fuel trim in four grades: J, G, V and VX. All the four grades can be availed with both manual as well as automatic transmissions. The manual variants are priced between Rs 8.75-12.85 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Pan India), while the automatic range comes in a price bracket of Rs 9.95-14.07 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Pan India). A company spokesperson had earlier disclosed that around 1000 bookings were made in the Delhi-NCR region in the first 20 days after the official price announcement in April. The company had to increase production at its Bidadi production facility by 40,000 units in order to bridge the rising demand-supply gap in the country.
Going by the sales data of May 2018, Toyota sold 2843 units of Yaris while outnumbering its closest rival Honda City which retailed 2763 units during this month. Maruti Ciaz topped the segment by clocking sales of 4024 units, followed closely by the Hyundai Verna which had sales figures of 3801 units in May 2018. Point to be noted, all the three sedans also have diesel variants but Yaris comes only in petrol fuel trim, and even Toyota has no plans to introduce diesel variants anytime soon as petrol variants account for nearly 80 percent of sales in this segment. It was also known that around 66 percent of Yaris's bookings were for automatic variants. Going by the sensational response, the Japanese automaker had dispatched 4000+ units of the sedan to its dealers.
Source: Autocar Professional