Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has silently removed three variants of the Yaris sedan from its website - the V manual, VX manual and V CVT automatic. Earlier the company had 7 manual and 7 CVT automatic variants of the Yaris sedan on offer, however, with the subtraction of the aforementioned trims, the car now only has 5 manual trims - J (O), G (O), J, G, and V(O), and 6 automatic variants - J (O) CVT, G (O) CVT, J CVT, G CVT, V(O) CVT, and VX CVT. We have reached out to Toyota to confirm the reason for delisting these 3 variants, however, so far, our email remains unanswered.
It was just last month that Toyota India revised the prices of its entire line-up. The Yaris sedan, in particular, saw a price hike of ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 12,000 across most variants, however, both the manual and automatic variants of the J and G variants received a hike of ₹ 1.68 lakh and ₹ 1.20 lakh respectively. After the price hike, the Toyota Yaris is now priced between ₹ 8.86 lakh and ₹ 14.30 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Toyota Yaris was first launched in India in May 2018, and later in 2019, the company introduced the 'Optional' trim for all the variants, which were essentially affordable variants with lesser safety features. The sedan comes with a bunch of smart features like projector headlamps, LED DRLs, alloy wheels, dual-tone interiors and fabric (optional leather) upholstered seats. The safety feature list is equally abundant with seven 7 airbags (3 on Optional trims), ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, as well as solar energy-absorbing front windshield with infrared cut off.
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The Yaris also gets a roof-mounted air-vents with ambient illumination, 8-way adjustable power driver seat, flat floor for the rear section, glass-high solar energy absorbing (HSEA) and tyre pressure monitoring system, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. The Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that churns out 108 bhp of max power and 140 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to either a 6-Speed manual gearbox or an optional 7-step CVT automatic gearbox.