In India, the 2017 Toyota Vios will come with two engines – a 1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel, and two gearbox options.
Toyota Vios will be the new entrant in the compact sedan segment that is currently dominated by Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Set to venture into the compact sedan space, Toyota is expected to launch Vios early next fiscal. Reports in media suggest that, Vios will be put for public display at the 2018 Auto Expo biennial event. While it is already on retail in some overseas markets, the sedan will be launched as a new model in India. Toyota will reportedly bring the third generation model here that recently received a facelift.
In visual terms, it will be reminiscent of large sedans from Toyota including Camry and Corolla. Some chic styling elements such as the chunky V-shaped front grille, LED parking lights and vertically placed DRLs will infuse bold look on the sedan. Moving to the side profile, it will be feature rising beltline and supporting creases. Round the back, Vios will get wrap-around tail-lamps, a large bumper and a thin chrome strip running across the boot lid.
Interior is expected to be spacious and upmarket in terms of styling. Toyota will pack the cabin with advanced connectivity and comfort features. Besides, the sedan will likely get primary safety equipment including dual airbags, ABS and EBD etc. In overseas market like Thailand, Vios comes with petrol engine, but Toyota could also introduce a diesel unit on the India-bound model. It is expected that Toyota could use the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre oil burner for the Vios carline.
Toyota will launch the sedan early next fiscal. It is expected that Vios will be displayed at the 2018 Auto Expo and the official launch will take place few months later in April. Check Out: A List of Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
|Base Model||Rs 7.5 lalk|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
Going squarely against Honda City and Maruti Ciaz, Toyota’s entrant in the compact sedan segment is expected to be priced lucratively. The estimated pricing for the sedan falls in the vicinity of Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Read More About: Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol | Toyota Innova Crysta Diesel
|1.5-litre petrol||107bhp & 141Nm|
|Atkinson cycle petrol engine + electric motor||–|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
In Thailand, Vios comes with a 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine tuned to make 108bhp at 6000rpm and 140Nm at 4200rpm. It uses a CVT unit supported by the front-wheel drivetrain. For the Indian market, Toyota will include an oil burner along with a petrol engine.
There is yet no official confirmation from Toyota on the engine line-up, but it is expected that Vios will get the 107bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine churning out 141Nm of torque. The petrol unit is claimed to achieve the 100kmph mark within 12 seconds while maintaining a top speed of 170kmph. In addition, Toyota could also spawn a small Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with an electronic motor. Diesel Vios on the other hand could source power from the 1.4-litre powertrain from the Etios and Corolla models. Transmissions for feeding power will include a 5-speed manual unit and a CVT. Also Read: New Toyota Fortuner – All You Need to Know
|Petrol Model||15kmpl – 16kmpl|
|Hybrid Model||21kmpl – 22kmpl|
Joining the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz, Toyota Vios is likely to return decent fuel economy. The estimated mileage for the petrol variant is rated between 15 to 16kmpl as against the diesel version expected to deliver between 21 to 22kmpl.
The front profile is carved contemporarily with elements like new projector headlamps with LED DRLs, V-shaped chrome treated grille and new fog lamps completing the upmarket look. The compact sedan sits on the 15-16-inch alloy wheels. Rising shoulder line, pronounced wheel arches and supporting lines attribute to a sharp looking side facet.
At the rear, it gets thin chrome strip that runs between the LED tail-lamps. In terms of proportions, Vios will be longer, wider and taller than the Etios sedan. What also gives it an edge over the global model is the 165mm of ground clearance as against the 147mm, offered on the international model.
The well laid-out interior is reminiscent of Camry sedan with plush styling and high tech features packed inside. The Thailand-spec model is available with four different interior themes, depending on the variant one picks. A touchscreen infotainment system sits on the dashboard and use of chrome infuses contemporary bits. Additionally, it also sports a 2-DIN audio system with steering mounted controls, multi-info driving display, leather upholstery, keyless operations and automatic air conditioning, Eco meter, smart entry system and engine immobilizer.
Toyota recently launched Vios in Thailand in six paint schemes-Quartz Brown Metallic, Attitude Black Mica, Super White, Red Mica Metallic, Silver Metallic and Gray Metallic. The company may roll out Vios with similar colour options in India.
|Ground Clearance||160mm -165mm|
Numerically, Vios will measure 4,410mm in length, 1,700mm in width and 1,475mm in height. Wheelbase will be 2550mm, inferring comfortable space inside and the ground clearance will be between 160mm to 165mm. Boot capacity will be generous around 506-litres, offering enough space for storing luggage.
LED daytime running lamps
Sharp curves all around the body
Lots of chrome on front grille, door handles and boot
Dual-tone black and beige interior
Touchscreen infotainment system
Lots of chrome inserts
Automatic climate control
Theft Deterrent system
Anti-lock braking system
Push start system
Smart entry system
To be positioned between Etios & Corolla, the new Toyota Vios will get spacious and upmarket cabin. The sedan will make its Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, while launch will take place in the Q2, 2018. It will share most of its styling cues from larger Toyota sedans including Camry and Corolla.