Japanese car maker Toyota is all set to launch its sedan Vios next year in India. According to a report, Toyota will bring the car at the upcoming Auto Expo 2018 which will be followed by the launch after a couple of months.

The Toyota Vios is a compact sedan that will see competition from the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and the next generation Hyundai Verna. The Vios has already launched in Thailand and Toyota is expected to bring the same model to India.

The Thailand version of the Vios features a 1.5-litre petrol engine which can produce 107 bhp of power and 141Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a new 7-Speed ‘Super-CVT’ transmission. India will porbably get a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as the CVT transmission. A 1.4-litre diesel version is also expected to be announced in India.

2017 Toyota Vios interior

Overall the car seems to share its design DNA with the Corolla Altis and the new Camry. The front of the sedan gets a protruding nose along with redesigned bumpers with a lot more black, which adds to a sporty look. Add to this LED DRLs (that strangely resemble those on the recent Hyundai Ioniq  and the Toyota Prius) and redesigned projector headlamps. On the inside, you get climate control, steering-mounted audio controls and a touchscreen infotainment system. Features like ABS with EBD, traction control, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, and dual airbags could come as standard while the top variants could feature brake assist and ESP (stability control).

2017 Toyota Vios exterior quarter

The Toyota Vios was launched in Thailand in four trims (J, E, G, S), with the basic one priced at 609,000 baht (roughly Rs 11,77,947) and the top end trim with all the accessories at 789,000 baht (roughly Rs 15,26,109). We are expecting a price range between Rs 9-15 lakhs in India.

Publish date: March 14, 2017 4:35 pm| Modified date: March 14, 2017 4:35 pm

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