10 segment-leading features of the Toyota Yaris sedan

The Toyota Yaris sedan was shown at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The car will be launched soon, and will take on the likes of the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna among other sedans in the C-Segment class. The Yaris will have plenty of segment-leading features, making it one of the most loaded cars India’s ever seen in this space.

Here are 10 features the Yaris offers that the City/Ciaz/Verna don’t

7 Airbags

The Yaris will offer 7 airbags in its top-trim including a knee-airbag for the driver. This is a segment-best safety feature, and the car has also scored a 5 Star NCAP ASEAN safety rating. And Toyota is not known to skimp on the stability of the body structure of cars sold in India.

Roof-mounted AC vents 

Roof mounted AC vents are standard on the Yaris sedan, allowing the car’s space to maximized. The roof mounted AC vents can also be controlled channel back air towards the driver and front passenger.

Factory tinted glass

The Yaris will also feature factory tinted glass, well within the 70 % VLT that’s allowed on cars sold in India. No other sedan in the C-Segment currently offers this feature, which incidentally is standard on the top-end Baleno premium hatchback.

Proximity sensors at the front

Another feature from the luxury car world, proximity sensors at the front are quite useful while parking the car in tight spaces, and the Yaris will be the first car in its segment to offer this feature.


Tyre pressure monitoring system, a key safety feature that can prevent tyre bursts due to low tyre pressure by warning the driver beforehand will be offered on the Yaris sold in India.

Ambient lighting

This is another luxury car feature that adds glitz and glamour to the interiors of a car. It’ll be offered on the Yaris.

Powered driver’s seat

The Yaris will also get a powered driver’s seat that will allow for a larger and precise seat driving position.

Disc brakes on all four wheels

The Yaris will join a select bunch of C-Segment sedans that offer disc brakes on all four wheels. Combined with ABS, disc brakes on all four wheels will greatly boost stopping power.

Gesture control for the touchscreen infotainment system

Gesture control will be offered on the touchscreen infotainment system of the Yaris, a feature never seen before on cars sold in this segment. This feature will make using the infotainment system much more easier.