The Amaze is still available in a choice of four variants but it gets an optional CVT gearbox in both petrol and diesel guisesfor the first time now
Toyota has officially commenced deliveries of the Yaris midsize sedan in the country. The Japanese automaker delivered around 1000 units of the Yaris on the very first day i.e. 18 May 2018. Toyota says it has taken nearly two months’ equivalent of orders so anyone booking the car now will have to wait for about 8 weeks to get it delivered. The Toyota Yaris is priced in the range of Rs 8.75 lakh – 14.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Toyota Yaris targets sedans such as the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Toyota aims to deliver around 4000 units to its dealerships by the end of May. The City, Verna and the Ciaz too sell in the same vicinity. However, these cars are also equipped with a diesel engine, unlike the Yaris. In April 2018, for instance, 5116 units of Ciaz rolled out, 4,077 units of Verna and 3,366 units of the City.
The Yaris can only be had with a petrol engine. It is a 1.5-litre engine that’s good for 107PS of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque, coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. Toyota is also offering a 7-speed CVT with the Yaris across all the variants. That said, in the top-spec VX variant, the CVT comes with paddle shifters as well. The Yaris delivers a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.10 (MT) and 17.80 (CVT).