Toyota Yaris already on DISCOUNT: New Maruti Ciaz effect?

by CarToq Editor

Ten days into September, auto manufacturers already have begun preparing for the upcoming festive season. Many of them have announced dates for new launches and, meanwhile, some others are giving great discounts on the current range. Japanese auto manufacturer Toyota too is offering good discounts across its full range of vehicles. The company recently hiked the prices for Innova and Fortuner and now the base model of Yaris (J Manual) too got dearer by Rs. 54,000. To make it easier for customers, Toyota is now offering Rs. 15,000 off as Exchange Bonus + Rs. 10,000 worth of Accessories + 4th and 5th Year Warranty. That’s quite a good offer considering the fact that your car would be under warranty cover in its fifth year too.

The car has also been facing some heat from the stiff competition now. Also, the launch of the facelifted Ciaz has made the Toyota boffins shift in their chairs. Competition in the form of Honda City and Hyundai Verna too have been biting on the company’s heels. Sales figure in the month of August paint the same picture. The Ciaz became the best selling C segment sedan with 7,002 units sold in that period. It is followed by Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Toyota Yaris with 3361, 2790, 1047 units, respectively.

The Yaris comes with a 1.5-litre VTVT-I petrol engine, which produces 106 Bhp of power and 140 Nm of torque. It is the only engine on offer currently. However the car comes with both automatic and manual transmission. The manual is a six-speed gearbox, while the auto is a CVT gearbox. There’s no diesel engine on offer, and Toyota does not have any plans of offering one even in the future.

The Yaris is quite a capable car and the only one in its class that offers 7 airbags as standard across the whole range. It also is the most expensive ones with prices starting at Rs. 9.29 Lakh and going all the way up to Rs. 14.7 Lakh. With the market gearing up for the festive season, lets see whether these big discounts by Toyota will work or not.