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Toyota could discontinue under-performing Yaris sedan

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Toyota Yaris sedan is likely to phase out in the near future. According to a press report, Toyota Kirloskar Motors may be evaluating the possibility of phasing out the Yaris sedan in the Indian market. The Toyota Yaris Sedan made its debut back in May 2018 but the car has not made much progress in terms of its sales numbers. The segment is also diminishing in terms of sales as a trend shift towards the crossover and SUV segment is observed.

Toyota Yaris Specifications

Powering the Toyota Yaris sedan is a BS6 compliant 1.5-litre four-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine that makes 107 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque. The engine comes with an option of a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-step Super CVT-i automatic transmission. The brand claims a fuel efficiency of 17.1 kmpl on the manual transmission variant and 17.8 kmpl of mileage on the Super CVT-i automatic variant. The Yaris measures 4425mm in length, 1730mm in width, 1495mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2550mm. The sedan comes with a 476-litre boot capacity.

Toyota Yaris Features

Toyota Yaris comes with features such as LED daytime running light, sleek sweptback headlamps with projector lamps, a gloss black grille, auto headlamp function, diamond-cut alloy wheels, shark-fin antenna, wraparound tail lamps with LED light signatures. The Yaris also gets dual-tone interiors with waterfall design on the centre console, 7.0-inch LED touchscreen infotainment with gesture control, automatic climate control air-conditioning, cooled-glove box Optitron instrumentation, digital multi-information display with eco indicator, leather upholstery etc.

Toyota Sales

Toyota recently announced that the company sold a total of 15,001 units in March 2021 as against 7,023 units in March 2020 pegging a growth of 114%. The brand overall growth in sales is all thanks to the rise in demand for the Toyota Fortuner, Legender and Innova Crysta.

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