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Toyota Yaris Launch Date Announced; To Take On Honda City

First unveiled for the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2018, Toyota Yaris will primarily face competition from Honda City

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor is going to launch its premium sedan 2018 Toyota Yaris in India on 18 May. The bookings for the vehicle will officially commence from 22 April.

First unveiled for the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2018, Toyota Yaris will primarily face competition from Honda City.

Recently Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation launched India bound all-new 2018 Toyota Yaris in UAE.

Take a look at how the sedan will be placed in India, and what features and specifications will it carry.

2018 Toyota Yaris

Likely to be priced somewhere around Rs 8 lakh – Rs 13 lakh, Toyota Yaris sedan is available in eight different exterior colour options – Super White, White Pearl Crystal Shine, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Red Mica Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, and Dark Blue Mica Metallic.

Yaris sports 1.5L 4-cylinder in-line, 16-valve DOHC, dual VVT-i gasoline engine that churns out 78kW of power output at 6000rpm, and 140Nm of torque at 4200rpm. It is mated to a multi-drive 7S transmission.

The five seater sedan measures 4425mm X 1730mm X 1475mm, with a fuel tank capacity of 42 litres.

The sedan will have several first in segment features like – 7 SRS airbags including driver + passenger, side, curtain shield and knee; Tyre pressure monitoring system; Front and rear parking sensors; Roof mounted air-vents with ambient illumination; Power driver seat; Flat floor; Glass-high solar energy absorbing, IR cut, acoustic and vibration control; and All wheel disc brakes.

For safety, Toyota Yaris will have Vehicle stability control, Traction control, Hill-start assist control, Anti-lock braking system, Electronic brakeforce distribution, and Reverse camera.

Its class leading technology includes Optitron meter with TFT MID, FR and RR clearance sonar display in MID, Cruise control + paddle shift, and Rain sensing wipers.

Some other features of the car are – Rear sunshade, Waterfall design center cluster, Wide lower grill, Rear fog lamps, LED line guide, and Auto headlamps.

Honda City

City comes in both petrol and diesel engines options. The petrol variants are priced between Rs 871,520 – Rs 13, 74,532 and the diesel trims come within a price range of Rs 10,99,390 – Rs 13,82,382 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

Honda City’s 1497cc water cooled 4 stroke SOHC i-VTEC inline 4 cylinder gasoline engine produces 87.7kW (119PS) @ 6600rpm and 145Nm @ 4600rpm. While the 1498cc water cooled 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC inline 4 cylinder diesel engine churns out 73kW (100PS) @ 3600rpm and 200Nm @ 1750rpm.

While the petrol engine is available in both 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions, the diesel trims are offered in only 7-speed manual transmission.

For safety perspective, Honda City comes equipped with six airbags, standard ABS with EBD, driver side pinch guard and auto down function, frameless auto dimming IRVM, multi-view rear parking camera, and immobilizer with anti-theft alarm.

The five seater is offered in five different exterior color paint options – Carnelian red pearl, White orchid pearl, Modern steel metallic, Golden brown metallic, and Alabaster silver metallic.