Toyota is very soon planning to launch the Yaris petrol variant in BS6 (Bharat Stage 6) avatar. With the clock ticking for the official implementation of the BS6 norm in India, Toyota has decided to upgrade the Yaris to comply with BS6. The Yaris upon its launch received a mild response with auto experts praising its practicality and a decent list of features. However, Yaris wasn’t able to compete with D-segment sedan goliaths like the Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna.
The Toyota Yaris will retain both manual and CVT gearbox albeit with an upgraded 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. A BS6 conversion caused most cars to drop in performance, however, the Yaris BS6 produces the same power figures of 107hp. Transmission on the BS6 Yaris continues to be a 6-speed manual and 7-step CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
Toyota Yaris Variants
The Toyota Yaris comes in four variants starting with the base model J, G, V all the way to the top-spec VX.
- Toyota Yaris J gets projector headlamps, height-adjustable driver’s seat, remote locking, all four power windows, power-adjustable wing mirrors, rear armrest, seven airbags, ABS, parking sensors, seatbelt reminder and high-speed alert system
- The Toyota Yaris G gets along with automatic air conditioning, roof-mounted air vents, keyless entry/go, power foldable wing mirrors, rear defogger and front and rear fog lamps.
- The Yaris V gets all the above and all-round disc brakes, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, front parking sensors, rear parking camera and automatic headlamps.
- The top-spec Yaris VX gets features like diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED DRLs, leatherette seat upholstery, power-adjustable driver’s seat, rain-sensing wipers, rear sunshade, paddle shifters (only on CVT auto model), hill start assist, vehicle stability control and TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system).
The current model Toyota Yaris is priced in the range of Rs. 8.76-14.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With the BS6 upgrade, we expect a price hike in between Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000.