There have been rumors about Toyota replacing its Corolla version with Yaris in Pakistan. Is Toyota Yaris a good replacement? What are its best features and how costly is it going to be in Pakistan?
February 20, 2020
We have been hearing rumors for some time now that Indus Motor Company (IMC) plans on replacing the Toyota Corolla in Pakistan with Toyota Vios or Toyota Yaris.
These rumors first surfaced back in 2018 and different sources claimed that the company plans on replacing the Toyota Corolla with Vios but that never came to fruition.
Although for a few months now we have been hearing about the Indus Motor Company (IMC) planning on introducing the Toyota Yaris Sedan to replace the 1.3L models of the Toyota Corolla (both XLi and GLi).
The Yaris was first introduced in Thailand with the name Yaris Ativ and is very popular in many markets around the world.
The Yaris in most markets is powered by a 1.5 liter VVT-i 4 cylinder engine with both options for a manual as well as automatic transmission.
Although in Pakistan it is expected that the car will come with a 1.2 liter or 1.3-liter engine like currently in the Toyota Corolla that might be replaced.
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It should be mentioned here that according to the rumors, Indus Motor Company (IMC) only plans on replacing the 1.3-liter variants of the corolla and the 1.6 liters and 1.8 liters (GLi and Altis) variants of the car will remain unaffected.
Most of you are already familiar with the Toyota Yaris hatchback as Vitz in the Pakistani Market but this time around to replace the Corolla, the company plans on introducing the sedan variant of Yaris.
Although these are all rumors at this point and the company itself has no official news in this regard especially currently when the auto sector in Pakistan is going through a very bad crisis with reduced sales where companies have stockpiles of cars but not enough customers buying them.
Engine Type 1.5 Dual VVT-i Engine
Engine 1300-1500 CC
Torque (Nm) 123-140
Mileage (KM/Liter) 14-16
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Tank Capacity 42
Power Steering Yes
Power Windows Front Yes
Anti Lock Braking System Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes
Fog Lights – Front Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes
Keyless Entry Yes
Body Type Sedan
Top Speed 146.25
High Solar Energy-Absorbing Front Windshield With Infrared Cou Off
Acoustic and Vibration Control Glass
New Toyota Yaris will come with a price tag of PKR 2300000.
#Toyota Yaris to be Launched in #Pakistan by 2020: Report— Developing Pakistan (@DevelopmentPk) July 18, 2019
The Japanese automaker Toyota has finally started work on a replacement for Corolla XLI and GLI. Reports suggest that the Indus Motor Company (IMC) will launch 1,300cc Toyota Yaris by the end of this year or early 2020. pic.twitter.com/rpxh916p5m