Toyota Yaris Ativ sedan to be unveiled on February 7, 2018


Thanks to Autosite India for bringing it to our attention.

Toyota will be unveiling its new car at the 2018 Auto Expo. Going by the image displayed on the official website, the car will most likely be the Yaris Ativ sedan. The website also has a countdown timer indicating that the car will be unveiled on February 7, 2018. It will then be put on display at stall no. 10 of the Auto Expo from February 9-14, 2018.

The teaser image shows the Yaris Ativ in side profile. The car has a coupe-like roofline, multi-spoke alloy wheels and chrome door handles. Going by the recent spy images of the Yaris Ativ, the car gets sweptback headlamps with LED DRLs placed on the front bumper and silver trim around the fog lamp pods. It has ORVMs with integrated turn signals while the rear features wraparound tail lights. It gets dual-tone interiors finished in beige and black. The centre console houses a touchscreen infotainment system and has silver trim around it. The car comes with a three-spoke steering wheel.

According to media reports, Toyota will offer the Singapore-spec Vios in India, badged as the Yaris Ativ. The car is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. Toyota hasn't disclosed the technical specifications of the car, but it has been reported that the engine makes 105 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm @ 4,200 rpm. It is likely to be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed CVT. There is no word about a diesel version though.

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