The 2018 Toyota Yaris will be launched in India in April with a petrol engine only.

Toyota Yaris India Launch
The Toyota Yaris makes its India debut on MotorBeam

You read it first on MotorBeam. Toyota is all set to enter the highly competitive C-segment in India which is dominated by the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. The Japanese automaker has found little success with the Etios and has finally decided to bring in the Yaris which it has unveiled earlier today.

The Yaris looks like a mini version of the Corolla Altis and it features a well-proportioned design. The styling seems quite attractive unlike the bland Etios and it also comes with funky looking alloy wheels. On the inside, you get a dual-tone dashboard with beige treatment and the centre console features a touch-screen infotainment system. The Toyota Yaris is equipped with features like climate control AC, electrically adjustable mirrors, steering mounted audio controls but the placement of the centre AC vents are quite odd.

The rear seat of the Toyota Yaris will offer good amount of space as it features a flat floor. Being a Toyota, expect the ride quality to be very good while in terms of handling, don’t accept it to be an enthusiast’s car like the Honda City. Toyota will offer the Yaris with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 89 BHP and 132 Nm in the Etios. There will be no diesel engine on offer at the time of launch which is scheduled for April 2018. The petrol engine will be paired to a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.

2018 Toyota Yaris

– The Toyota Yaris will be launched in April 2018
– The C-segment sedan will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine
– Toyota has no immediate plans to launch a diesel Yaris
– The car will face tough competition from the City and Verna

Toyota Yaris Features
The interior looks quirky which might not appeal to everyone