In India, the 2017 Toyota Vios will come with the 1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel engine, and two gearbox options.
Currently, Toyota is dominating two fastest growing segments – SUV (with Fortuner) and MPV (with Innova Crysta) in the country. Now aiming to tap the mid-size sedan segment, the Japanese carmaker will bring in the Vios that might debut at the Auto Expo in February 2018. While the Toyota Vios is already on sale in some global markets, the sedan will come to India as all-new model. Toyota will reportedly bring the third generation model here that recently received a facelift. Good folks at Headlightmag have managed to get hands on a couple of spy pictures of the sedan.
Since the snapped prototype was completely camouflage, minimal design details were visible (that too of the rear profile). The noticeable changes include the new shark fin antenna, revised C-Pillar design, horizontal taillight enclosures, re-designed bumper and a square shaped fuel inlet lid. While the front details of the 2017 Toyota Vios are yet to be revealed, it is likely to be inspired by the new Corolla Altis and Camry. Styling features such as the chunky V-shaped front grille, LED parking lights and vertically placed DRLs will enhance bold look of the sedan. Towards the side, the car will feature rising beltline and supporting creases.
Cabin of the Vios is expected to be upmarket in terms of styling packed with several advanced connectivity and comfort features. Safety equipment such as dual airbags, ABS, EBD, etc. will also be on offer. In Thailand, the Vios is available with a 108bhp, 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine and CVT gearbox. Though, the India-bound model might receive a diesel powertrain. It is expected that Toyota could use the 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre oil burner for the Vios carline. This new entrant in the compact sedan segment will go up against the 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. Read About: Toyota Innova Crysta Petrol | Toyota Innova Crysta Diesel
Toyota will roll out the sedan early next year. The Vios is likely to have its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo and the official launch will take place few months later in April. Picture Gallery: Upcoming Toyota Cars in India
|Base Model||Rs 7.5 lalk|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
With Honda City and Maruti Ciaz in its sight, the new Toyota sedan is expected to be priced lucratively. The base version of the saloon could be priced as low as Rs 7.5 lakh, and the high-spec trim might cost around Rs 10 lakh.
|1.5-litre petrol||107bhp & 141Nm|
|Atkinson cycle petrol engine + electric motor||–|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & CVT|
In Thailand, the Vios is sold with a 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine that pushes out a maximum power output of 108bhp at 6000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 4200rpm. All variants of the sedan get a CVT gearbox and front-wheel drivetrain as standard. For the Indian market, Toyota will include a diesel engine along with a petrol motor.
There is yet no official confirmation from Toyota on the engine line-up, but it is expected that Vios carline will come with the 107bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine making 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. On the other hand, the Vios diesel 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. Read: Toyota Yaris Coming To India
|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. Read – Toyota CH-R Crossover Looks Stunning
Sharing its design cues with the new Corolla and Camry, the front profile of the Vios looks contemporary and premium. The car gets new projector headlamps with LED DRLs, V-shaped chrome treated grille and new fog lamps completing the upmarket look. The compact sedan runs on the 15-16-inch alloy wheels. Attributes such as rising shoulder line, pronounced wheel arches, tweaked C-pillar design, chrome ORVM caps, new shark fin antenna and supporting lines sharpen its side facet.
Round the back, Vios will get wrap-around tail-lamps, a large bumper and a thin chrome strip running across the boot lid. The horizontal taillamps resemble to the Yaris hatchback. 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 Thailand-spec Vios measures 4420mm long, 170mm wide and 1475mm tall with a wheelbase of 2550mm.
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.
In the compact sedan segment Vios will take on Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz , Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.
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 4,420mm 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.