While the Toyota Yaris has emerged as one of the most successful sedans in Pakistan within the first year of its launch, it’s a completely different story on the other side of the border where the competition is stiff and the Yaris despite being much rich in features & equipment (compared to Pakistani version) struggles to make an impact in Indian market and sits at the extreme bottom of the segment.
Now in a bid to boost sales, Toyota India has introduced a wide range of roof and body graphics with the Yaris sedan. The body decals are available in various shades with a distinctive combination for the bonnet and fender while interested customers can also opt only for roof decals, in shades such as Burnt Red, Amber, Stealth, and Grey. The decals are offered with different patterns and textures to suit individual taste.
In March last year, Toyota had also introduced dual-tone paint schemes with the Yaris in India but that hasn’t brought much of success for the sedan either. The Yaris in Indian market continues to be powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 106hp and 140Nm and comes paired to a 6-speed manual or 7-speed CVT transmission option.
Toyota Yaris offers best-in-segment features in Indian such as 7 airbags (as standard), vehicle stability control, TPMS, disc brakes on all wheels, and hill-start assist. Additionally, the convenience feature list includes automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, climate control with roof-mounted rear AC vents, electrically-adjustable driver seat, and an acoustic and vibration control glass.
According to Indian automotive media reports, Toyota is also considering to pull the plugs off the Yaris sedan in India however no official announcement regarding this has been made by the company as of yet. Toyota Yaris in India is priced from INR 9.17 lac (PKR 18.91 lac) for the base version and goes as high as INR 14.61 lac (PKR 30.13 lac) for the fully loaded variant.