Spy pictures of the Toyota Yaris hatchback have surfaced online and the Japanese carmaker is likely gearing up to launch the hatch in India, however, Toyota hasn’t confirmed the news yet.
Toyota had recently discontinued the Yaris sedan in India but it does not mean that the carmaker has withdrawn the Yaris nameplate from our market. Spy pictures of the Toyota Yaris hatchback have surfaced online and the Japanese carmaker is likely gearing up to launch the hatch in India, however, Toyota hasn’t confirmed the news yet. The Toyota Yaris hatch is already on sale in global markets and Toyota launching it in India is bit of a surprise as it already has the Glanza for the premium hatchback market.
The Toyota Yaris hatch was spotted without any camouflage making the design element quite apparent. The bonnet looks quite sculpted and the grille is flanked by sleek headlights. Then it sports DRL eyebrows above the headlights and overall the hunkered down front end gives it a sporty stance. At the rear, it gets L-shaped taillights and the cluster insets into the tailgate. Then, typical elements like shark fin antenna and rear wiper are also apparent. The test mule is equipped with steel wheels but the production model is expected to be equipped with alloy wheels.
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The Toyota Yaris hatchback sold globally is underpinned by the GA-B platform and the India-spec model too is likely to be the same unit. In global markets, the Toyota Yaris hatchback is offered with three engine options – a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol powertrain. Transmission options will include a manual and an automatic gearbox. The Toyota Yaris hatch will go up against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, it’s cross badged version Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz and the Hyundai i20.
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