Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Tuesday announced the launch of the enhanced version of the Yaris -‘The Happenin New Yaris.’ It’s available in manual transmission (MT) and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) options across four variants, and comes with six exterior colours.
The Yaris, now available in grade- J Optional, starts from Rs 8,65,000 in the MT & Rs 9,35,000 in the CVT, the Bengaluru-headquartered company said in a statement. The Yaris grade- V Optional, which offers a new dual-tone & diamond cut alloy wheels, is available at Rs 11,97,000 in the MT and Rs 13,17,000 in the CVT.
The company reported 21 per cent decline in total sales at 11,544 units in the month of August. The company had sold 14,581 units in the same month last year, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said in a statement.
Sales in the domestic market stood at 10,701 units as compared to 14,100 units in August 2018, down 24 per cent. However, exports during the month increased nearly two-fold to 843 units as against 481 in the year-ago month, TKM said.
Commenting on the sales performance, TKM Deputy Managing Director N Raja said, “The consumer sentiment continues to be muted in the month of August, with customers deferring their purchase of vehicles. Severe floods across states has also hurt the demand in the industry. Unfavorable exchange rate is not helping our cost.”
Toyota recently decided to continue to sell diesel models in the country even as prices of such vehicles are expected to go up significantly with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms from April 1 next year, a top company official has said.
(With inputs from PTI)