Within the newest spherical of crash assessments performed by Latin NCAP, the Toyota Yaris has achieved a four-star score. The made-in-Brazil sedan is supplied with security package similar to twin entrance airbags, ABS, digital stability management, entrance seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminders and Isofix little one seat mounts, which helped it obtain 4 stars for each, grownup occupancy (26.99/34) and little one occupancy (38.05/49).
Regardless of providing good safety general, the physique shell of the Brazil-spec Toyota Yaris was deemed to be unstable because it didn’t present enough safety for driver and entrance passenger knees, whereas the footwell space didn’t meet the crash take a look at organisation’s norms.
A degree to notice: a four-star score Latin NCAP for the Toyota sedan will not be indicative of the India-spec Yaris’ crash worthiness. The Toyota Yaris for India meets India’s newest crash take a look at norms however is but to be rated by World NCAP. A notable distinction between the Brazil- and India-spec vehicles is that the Yaris for India will get 7 airbags as commonplace whereas the Brazil mannequin will get solely 2. Prime-spec variations of the India-made Toyota Yaris additionally get digital stability management. Nonetheless, the sedan offered in India doesn’t get Isofix little one seat mounts on the rear seats.
The Toyota Yaris launched in India in April final yr to rival the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Contemplating Yaris costs start at Rs 9.29 lakh and go as much as Rs 14.07 lakh, the Toyota is on the dear aspect of the phase, which has not helped gross sales. Toyota Yaris gross sales from April 2018 to January 2019 had been recorded at 11,142 items, which is a far cry from the segment-leader, the Maruti Ciaz, which offered 31,901 items throughout the identical length.