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The Toyota Yaris is high on the Safety standards and right from the base version, the Toyota Yaris will get seven airbags including driver side knee airbag, which makes it the only car in the segment to offer these many airbags. Other safety features include all-wheel disc brakes that gives a sense of security at the high speed run, Hill-Start Assist, ABS, EBD and ESP. Just so you know, a similar-speced Yaris has been awarded five stars in the ASEAN NCAP crash test.
According to Toyota, they have done a lot of research and decided to go with only a petrol engine with 2 gearbox options. The 1.5-litre dual VVTi engine will produce 107 PS of power and 140 Nm of Torque. There are two gearbox to choose from – a 7-speed CVT gearbox and a 6-Speed manual gearbox. Toyota is claiming a figure of 17.1 kmpl in the manual and 17.8 kmpl in the CVT gearbox.
Toyota Yaris gets several first-in-class features including roof-mounted air vents with ambient illumination, acoustic and vibration control glass, 4.2-inch TFT MID with Eco wallet, hand/air gesture control for the infotainment system, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and tail lamps with LED line guide. Other highlights include projector headlamps with LED line guide, LED DRLs, Shark-fin antenna, piano black interior, rear power outlets, rear sunshade and more.
The built quality of the cabin is something we have to appreciate and none of the elements feel out of the place. The leather-wrapped steering wheel feels good to hold and gets rotary steering-mounted controls. Toyota has worked a lot on the build quality as well and all you need to do is listen to the sound of the closing door to understand it better.
Talking of the cabin, the Yaris resembles the design language of the exiting Toyota products in India, in a good way of course. The dual tone cabin with beige upholstery and black dashboard, along with a glossy touch makes it look premium. There’s a lot of aluminum brushed elements throughout the cabin, like on the waterfall center console, steering wheel and air-con vents.
Move to the side and you will see 15-inch alloy wheels, raised wheel arches and body lines making it look beefy. The rear resembles the old Corolla, with protruded tail lamps. In terms of the dimensions, the Yaris is wider than the rivals, but shorter in length. However, that doesn’t impact the overall cabin space.
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