Toyota Kirloskar Motor has no representation in the segment between the Etios and Corolla Altis. The company initially expected to launch the Toyota Vios. The C2 segment is currently dominated by the Ciaz and the City. The Toyota Vios is a popular car in other South East Asian markets. This is thanks to its clean and trendy looks, efficient motors and high reliability. For India, however, Toyota is likely to launch an all new sedan that will closely resemble the Vios. The upcoming Toyota sedan in India could be ready for launch by early 2018. The Toyota Vios for India is likely to make its debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Its prices will fall in the Rs. 9 – 11 lakh range. Read on for more on Toyota Vios India launch date, price and other details.
Toyota Motor Corporation recently launched the new 2017 Vios facelift in Thailand. The 2017 Toyota Vios facelift has been priced from THB 6,09,000 (Rs 11.76 lakh) to THB 789,000 (Rs. 15.23 lakh). It gets minor cosmetic updates that enable the car to remain fresh in the market. The updates include-
- New Front Grille
- Projector Headlamps
- Chrome Accents
- New LED DRLs
- New Taillights
Toyota Vios India Launch Date
|Model||Launch Date (Expected)|
|Toyota Vios Launch in India||Early 2018|
Toyota is unlikely to bring the Vios sedan to India. However, they will launch a close relative of it. Test mules have been spotted on Indian roads on many occasions. This has lead many to believe the Vios is India bound. It has been almost a couple of years since rumours of Toyota Vios India launch first surfaced. However, Toyota Kirloskar Motor hasn’t yet announced any plans of bringing the Vios here. Toyota could unveil the India-spec Vios at the Auto Expo in February 2018 followed by a launch soon afterwards.
Toyota Vios Price in India
|Base||Rs 9.00 lakh|
|Top||Rs 11.50 lakh|
The upcoming Toyota sedan will rival the likes of the Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. We expect prices to start at Rs. 9 lakh. The could go all the way up to 12 lakhs. The new sedan will help plug the gap between the Etios and the Corolla Altis.
2017 Toyota Vios India – Images
Toyota Vios India Specifications
|Engine||1.5 L Petrol|
|Transmission||5 speed Manual, 4 speed automatic|
Powering the Vios sedan is a 1.5 litre, normally aspirated petrol engine that makes a maximum power of 109 PS and a peak torque of 141 Nm. Transmission options include a 5 speed manual and a 4 speed automatic unit. When launched in India, the specifications could vary. Also, the Corolla’s 1.4 L Diesel engine might be headed to the new sedan.
Toyota Vios India Features
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
The Vios gets features like an integrated audio player, dual front airbags, ABS, internally adjustable ORVMs, dual-tone interior, leather upholstery, multi function steering wheel, etc.
Toyota Vios India – Dimensions
The Vios measures 4,410 mm in length, is 1,700 mm wide and is 1,475 mm high. The wheelbase, at 2,550 mm, is identical to that of the Etios sedan. The Vios tips the scales at 1,075 kilos.
Toyota Vios India Review – Exterior Design
The upcoming sedan will feature and exterior that will closely resemble that of the Vios seen here. It features clean straight lines all around. The front end features a sporty bumper. The headlights get projector units. At the back, the tail lamps cascade downwards into the rear bumper. While there is nothing exceptional about the design of the Toyota Vios, it is still a very smart looking product. One of the reasons why the Etios wasn’t able to attract too many buyers was its dull design. Thankfully, that is not the case with the Vios. However, the final production ready sedan for India will resemble the Vios, but will not be identical.
Toyota Vios India Review – Interior Design
The interior too borrows design cues from the Vios. Hence, it is likely to feature the same dashboard design. There is a high mounted audio unit with the AC vents placed below. This is slightly unconventional. The instrument console of the Vios features a set of three hooded dials. The final production ready Toyota Sedan is likely to get many features. These will include- touchscreen audio system, climate control, multi function steering wheel, etc.
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