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Old 29th June 2011, 16:44   #16
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It's official - Toyota has ruled out Yaris for India.

Official - Toyota rules out Yaris for India
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I have never understood the logic behind Toyota developing a new car namely Etios when they had the YAris and Vios which they could have launched here. They could have stripped them down and sold them at the price they are selling the Etios and Liva. I have anyway always felt that the Liva and Etios are nothing but stripped down old gen Yaris and Vios. They have made some tweaks and changed the look so that people dont compare them to the Yaris and Vios abroad. IMHO the older Yaris and Vios look much better than the Liva & Etios!
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"It was not a more advanced variable valve timing system; the Yaris' 1.5-liter engine is carried over and already has an intake cam with adjustable phasing. It was not more cogs gracing a more advanced transmission; the Yaris makes due with a 4-speed automatic and a 5-speed manual. The suspension is also traditional with struts up front and torsion beam in the rear."
The extra length is what required the exterior redesign. This gave Toyota designers the opportunity to toughen up the Yaris's styling. More sculpted fenders help give the subcompact a bolder stance, as does the heavily angled rear-most pillar (C on the three-door, D on the five). The Yaris still won't attract longing glances from Ferrari enthusiasts, but at least it's not a totally milquetoast design like the outgoing 3-door and 5-door editions.

Available only as a hatchback, the Yaris is now large enough to be considered a trunkless alternative to the Corolla (available only with a traditional boot). Riding on a 98.8-inch wheelbase that's 2.9-inches longer than 2011, nearly all of the stretch was added to make the trunk more useful. Cargo volume now stands at 15.3 cubic feet for the 3-door and 15.5 cu-ft for the 5-door. These numbers conveniently expand by folding the split rear seatbacks, adding useful versatility."


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