Toyota Yaris 2018 Review: That First Ride!

Toyota Yaris







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First ride of the Toyota Yaris 2018.

JustInReviews is going to take you on a test ride of the Toyota Yaris 2018. So, fasten your seat belts as here we go……!. Your automotive technology review is right here.

Toyota has taken the time required to enter the exceptionally competitive mid-sized sedan segment that is ruled by the likes of Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and so forth. Toyota seems to have prepared properly for this tussle with the Yaris being stuffed with features, including some observed for the first time in this category.

  • First look:

The Toyota Yaris appears proportional with tidily designed components such as the elongated and sleek headlamps and slim front grille, with the likewise thin LED DRLs situated on both sides. As against the big air vents in the bumper. In any case, the Yaris like various other Toyotas is fairly styled in a conservative manner and according to experts does not possess the flamboyance or attractive looks that numerous Indian buyers are known to prefer. In the light of this, it needs to be seen how well it is acknowledged by individuals once it begins rolling out.

Dimension wise, at 4425mm, the Toyota Yaris’ length is lesser than its competitors. Therefore, it is said that three individuals can sit side by side at the back in reasonable comfort and Toyota has additionally introduced an adjustable rear centre head limitation toward this.


The side looks of the 2018 Yaris can be called subtle and it will accompany 15-inch wheels. A crisp line running over the silhouette can be observed. The door handles will have chrome and the wing mirrors come with turn indicators. The rear proceeds with the same styling as previous. There happen to be LED tail lights and this is similar to the Kizashi at the back. There ought to be a thin chrome strip as well. The radio antenna will appear at the rear end.

  • Getting inside:

The 2018 Toyota Yaris Indian version will get beige and black coloured interiors. The steering can be said to be some degree similar to the Corolla Altis different from the Thailand Vios. The insides appear to be bright. A 7-inch touchscreen setup is in the offering. This will comprise the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, reverse camera, Mirror Link and navigation as well. There are additionally hand gesture controls in the offering. The driver’s seat has got electronic adjustment.

It appears spacious and comfortable as well. The seating is reported to be better, the fabric and the leather utilized is of higher quality and the ride is expected to be pliant. This sedan from Toyota will have rear AC vents however on the rooftop and even on the back arm rest as well. There ought to be double airbags and ABS as a standard feature and the higher editions will come with upto 7 airbags. In terms of the boot estimate, this ought to be near 590 liters, like the Etios at 595 liters.

  • Engine power and transmission:

At present, Toyota is offering the Yaris with a 1.5-liter VVT-i petrol engine producing 107PS and 140 Nm of torque. The majority of its rivals have the choice of both petrol and diesel variants, so the Yaris may miss out along these lines. The thing that its petrol engine is less powerful than the ones in the Honda City (1.5 L and 120PS) and Hyundai Verna (1.6 L and 125 PS), will likewise not help matters much.

The 1.5-liter engines comes clubbed with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed CVT transmission comprising of paddle shifters. The gear changing is reported to be smooth and free from jerks, even while utilizing the paddle shifters. These likewise add a component of sportiness to the driving and enable one to draw the best out of the motor all the more viably. Also, on the off chance that you are driving in a relaxed way, the CVT turns the environment more agreeable by easily shifting in a non-irksome manner. The manual 6-speed gearbox has a light and exact shifter and the clutch action and exertion is likewise undemanding and driver cordial.

  • Mileage:

The Yaris car engine is expected to return around 11 km/l in the city and near to 16 km/l on the highway, contingent upon your driving habits. The CVT is said to be proficient as well and is expected to return comparable mileage or perhaps 5-10% lesser.

  • The ride:

Engine vibrations are reported to be very well damped, yet it turns out to be quite audible, particularly subsequent to crossing 4,000 rpm.

The ride comfort is said to be good with the Toyota Yaris nullifying road based shortcomings appreciably. Potholes, broken streets, speed bumps, and so on are altogether handled without the Yaris losing its self-restraint. Be that as it may, you must be somewhat watchful on bigger speed breakers as the clearance is 152 mm, contrasted with the 170mm of the Maruti Ciaz and 165 mm of the Hyundai Verna.

The steering feels somewhat obscure and slowly responding. However, what improves the confidence level while driving are the all-wheel disk brakes that facilitate arrest movement and speed in a substantial manner. The Toyota Yaris additionally accompanies ABS and EBD and halts in a smart manner. At first glance it appears that the Yaris requires lesser distance and time for slowing down and stopping than its peers, however just a legitimate test will affirm this.

  • Toyota Yaris price and launch:

Toyota Yaris deliveries will start from this very month. The costs of this car have been out a month ago, by the manufacturers. The sedan has got a beginning price of ₹ 8.75 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up to ₹ 14.07 lakhs (ex-showroom).

  • Winners:

– Good rear leg room

– Smooth shift transmission

– Smooth steering

  • Losers:

– Comparatively lesser ground clearance

– Kind of sluggish engine

– Lesser cargo space

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