Toyota Yaris has garnered pretty good attention in the Indian market immediately after arrival. The midsize sedan is available with a single petrol engine and there are both manual and CVT options for the buyers. The CVT variant of the sedan has already raked 66 percent of the total bookings, which shows how the dual-pedal variant of the car is drawing interest from the buyers.
Toyota Yaris competes with some of the most popular cars in its segment that include the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. However, the class-leading features like gesture control equipped touchscreen infotainment system, wide range of advanced safety features make it a more attractive car compared to rivals. Also, the styling and feature of list of the car too play key role.
What’s more interesting is the CVT option is available for all the four trims of the Toyota Yaris and the CVT variant is more fuel efficient compared to the manual variant of the sedan. Pricing of the newly-launched Toyota Yaris CVT ranges between Rs 9.95 lakh and Rs 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom). The car has grabbed around 5,000 bookings so far and 3,000 of them attribute to the CVT variants.
Toyota is yet to introduce a diesel variant of the sedan in India. However, the midsize sedan segment experiences around 70 percent of the total bookings come for the petrol powered models. Also, the reducing difference between petrol and diesel pricing in the country is playing key role behind the increasing demand for petrol cars.