Toyota Vios India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Toyota, the Japanese Auto giant, looks all set to launch the new Toyota Vios in India. The new Vios is expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 before its market launch takes place. Toyota plans to officially launch the compact sedan by mid-2018 with the deliveries starting around the Diwali season. In order to compete with the current segment leader i.e. Honda City, Toyota plans to focus on localization of the product to keep the final price in check. Here, in this post, we have put together all the available Toyota Vios India launch details.
Toyota already has multiple successful products in its lineup i.e. the Fortuner and the Innova both clocking about 2,000 and 6,000 units a month respectively. The company wants to focus on its sedans now as the Etios, Corolla, and Camry haven’t brought in viable sales numbers. Officials claim that by bringing in the gap between the Etios and the Corolla, the Vios can fill in as the C2-segment sedan and drive the sales up.
Toyota Vios India Launch Price
Toyota will launch the Vios in India around the festive season of 2018. In the South Asian markets, the Vios is a direct competitor to the Honda City and Toyota plans to execute the same in India. Expect the Vios to be priced neck to neck to the Honda City variants. Stay tuned for more updates.
Toyota Vios India – Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior of the Vios looks appealing and up to date. Specifically, the nose looks engaging with the sharp styling on headlight, grille and bumper. The headlights feature vertical LEDs and the style looks in-line with the global design theme of Toyota models. Under the high mounted grille, the large air intake is finished in black, adds to the sporty character of the sedan. The overall stance of the Vios is quite neutral and judging by the trend, that is exactly in-line with the customer demand for the segment. The tail-lights are tad bit large but who minds them anyway.
Typical of Toyota, the interior of Vios feature minimalistic approach and simple yet functional design. The dashboard is neatly laid out with big air vents and features an AVN unit with the reverse camera feature. The boot has sufficient space and can house the adequate amount of luggage. In terms of dimensions, the Toyota Vios is shorter than the City extending 4,420mm in length but hold the advantage in terms of width at 1,700mm.
Toyota Vios India – Engine and Transmission
Upon launch, the Toyota Vios will come with the 1.5-litre 108bhp petrol engine currently doing its duty in the Etios. This DOHC 16-valve engine will feature dual VVT-i technology, higher compression system and more aggressive fuel delivery system giving it the extra punch. Toyota will also introduce an automatic version of the same mating the engine to a CVT gearbox with pre-programmed seven steps manual operation option.
Toyota hasn’t officially announced whether the Vios will feature a diesel engine but our sources claim that the option is still on the table.