Toyota Yaris hatchback spied on test; design details revealed
Japanese automaker Toyota is expected to launch its Yaris hatchback in India in the coming days. In the latest development, a test mule of the car sans camouflage has been spied testing on the roads, revealing important design details. The pictures suggest that it will have steel wheels, swept-back headlights, and L-shaped taillamps. Here are more details.
The Toyota Yaris hatchback will be based on the GA-B platform and shall have a sloping roofline, a sculpted bonnet, a wide air vent, and swept-back headlamps with eyebrow-shaped DRLs. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, indicator-mounted ORVMs, and steel/alloy wheels. A shark-fin antenna, a window wiper, and L-shaped taillights will grace the rear end of the vehicle.
The Toyota Yaris hatchback is likely to get three engine choices: a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol mill, a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol motor, and a 1.5-liter mild-hybrid petrol powertrain. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a manual or an automatic gearbox.
In India, the Toyota Yaris hatchback is expected to have a spacious cabin featuring auto climate control, parking sensors, and a multifunctional steering wheel. The vehicle will house a free-standing touchscreen infotainment console with support for the latest connectivity facilities. For ensuring the passengers' safety, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, crash sensors, and a rear-view camera should be available.
Toyota will announce the pricing and availability details of the Yaris hatchback in India at the time of its launch. However, going by the pricing of its now-discontinued sedan counterpart, it should be priced at around Rs. 9.16 lakh (ex-showroom).