The car rivals the likes of the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Ciaz.

Dealers have started accepting bookings for the Yaris in select cities like Delhi. The car was showcased 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. The car will make it to showrooms in April and dealers are taking bookings in some places for Rs 50,000. Deliveries will happen in the first half of May 2018.

The car is powered by a single 108hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, petrol engine, which sends power via a six-speed manual gearbox alongside a seven-step CVT (automatic transmission). There is no diesel version on sale. The Yaris has some segment-first features – it gets gesture control for the touchscreen infotainment system, a tyre pressure-monitoring system, 60:40 rear seat split, adjustable three-neck restraints for the rear seat, a roof-mounted rear air-con with ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat and front parking sensors.

As far as safety is concerned, the car is fitted with all-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags (including a driver's knee airbag), Hill-Start Assist, ABS, EBD and ESP. The Yaris is being produced at the company’s plant in Karnataka. We expect prices to be in the range of Rs 8.4-13.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

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