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New Toyota Vios Sedan To Debut At Auto Expo 2018

In India, the 2017 Toyota Vios will come with two engines – a 1.5L petrol & 1.4L diesel, and two gearbox options.

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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.

2017 Toyota Vios sedan

Toyota Vios India Launch Date

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

Toyota Vios Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base ModelRs 7.5 lalk
Top ModelRs 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 

2017 Toyota Vios side profile

Toyota Vios India Specifications

1.5-litre petrol107bhp & 141Nm
1.4-litre diesel
Atkinson cycle petrol engine + electric motor
Transmission5-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

Toyota Vios India Mileage

Variant                                                  Expected Mileage
Petrol Model15kmpl – 16kmpl
Hybrid Model21kmpl – 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.

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Toyota Vios India Exterior

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.

Toyota Vios India Interior

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.

2017 Toyota Vios interior

Toyota Vios India Competition

In the compact sedan segment Vios will go up against Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz , Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento.

Toyota Vios India Colours

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.

Toyota Vios India Dimensions

Length4,410mm
Width1,700mm
Height1,475mm
Wheelbase2550mm
Ground Clearance160mm -165mm
Boot Capacity506-litres
Turning Radius5.1mm

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.

Toyota Vios India Features

Exterior

Aggressive front
Projector headlamps
LED daytime running lamps
Sharp curves all around the body
Lots of chrome on front grille, door handles and boot

Interior

Dual-tone black and beige interior
Touchscreen infotainment system
Lots of chrome inserts
Leather upholstery
Start-stop button
Automatic climate control

Safety Features

Theft Deterrent system
Dual airbags
Anti-lock braking system
Eco meter
Push start system
Smart entry system
Engine immobilizer

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Summary

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.

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COMMENTS
  1. Vijay
    February 23, 2016

    Nyc car

  2. Aditya patil
    June 23, 2016

    Superbb car but down clearance is less?

  3. V.RAMESH
    July 14, 2016

    I AM EAGERLY AWAITING THE NEW VIOS FROM TOYOTO. KINDLY CONFIRM THE LAUNCH DATE.

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 14, 2016

      It will not launch anytime before 2017.

  4. Sudhir
    July 27, 2016

    Ground clearance kaaaaaam h

  5. Gurpiar singh
    October 7, 2016

    i hop vios car is very best

  6. babu
    October 20, 2016

    equipment list is very poor compared to city and ciaz – GPS, reverse camera, cruise control, ESP or BA etc.

  7. raman
    October 24, 2016

    m eagerly waiting for this car..can u confirm the launch date?

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      October 24, 2016

      Hi Raman

      The company is yet to announce the exact launch date, but we expect the new Vios to come by end of 2017 or early 2018.

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