Toyota was founded in 28 August,1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda. Its headquarters is located in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. It offers a wide range of products from automobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, and engines. As of 2017, it is the world’s second-largest automotive manufacturer. It surpassed FORD in 2005 and General Motors in 2006 and has maintained its position as the world’s largest automotive manufacturer since then, except in 2011 when due to earthquake and tsunami in Japan it fell to the 3rd position. Toyota’s first product was a Type-A engine. Toyota is the leading name in the category for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. As of September 2018, it is the sixth largest company in the world by revenue.
The Japanese automaker, Toyota entered the Indian market with a subcompact car replacing its predecessors Starlet and Tercel. It is a great sedan that can be considered an all-rounder. There is a total of 3 generations of cars that came under the name Yaris. The first generation offered hatchback, coupe, and sedan. While the second and third generations of the Yaris family offered only hatchbacks and sedan class. The first generation of cars came about in between 1999-2005, the second generation in between 2005-2013 and the third generation in between 2013- present.
Toyota Yaris engine
Toyota Yaris has a 1.5 L 4-cylinder with a 1496 cc engine with a transmission that is available in both automatic and manual depending upon the variant. It provides ultra-light manoeuvrability in congested streets because of its16-valve with dual variable valve timing offering a spectacular power of [email protected] rpm and a 140 nm torque. It has a centralized body with MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension. It is also equipped with a sport-tuned electric power steering(EPS); power-assisted rack-and-pinion and Power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes; 9-inch rear drum brakes.
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Toyota Yaris Price
Toyota Yaris price ranges from Rs. 9.29 Lakhs to Rs. 14.07 lakhs. It is available in 8 different variants and 6 color options. Yaris J is the most basic version succumbing to the needs of people who are looking for something in economic class and Yaris VX CVT appeases to those who are looking for a car in the premium segment.
Toyota Yaris Features
The car offers a low-speed pre-collusion system. It’s Active Safety System includes ABS, EBD, Traction Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Brake Assist and Brake Override System (BOS). It has Six airbags-includes driver and front passenger advanced airbag system, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags. On top of all this, it has an engine immobilizer, child protector rear-door locks. It is a subcompact car with the body style of 3&5 door hatchback with a two-door coupe and 4-door sedan.
Toyota Yaris is a feature rich offering from Toyota and is expected to create a disruption in the mid-range sedan category.