2017 Toyota Vios announced; could be headed to India
That new design updates give the Vios a much needed update that brings it in line with the recent Toyota Camry sedan.
The 2017 Toyota Vios just got a major facelift and was announced for the Thailand market. The new sedan reportedly comes in an international guise and the new look will remain the same as it reaches international markets.
That new design updates give the Vios a much needed update that brings it in line with the recent Toyota Camry sedan. The front of the sedan gets a new 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 and you get a completely altered front face.
Add to this some revamped interiors that now come with climate control, steering-mounted audio controls and a new touchscreen infotainment system that can now connect to your smartphone as well.
Under the hood, the Thai specific Vios gets a 4-cylinder inline 16 Valve DOHC Dual VVT-i, 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 7-speed CVT auto transmission. The engine produces 108bhp of power and 140Nm of torque at 6,000rpm.
The Toyota Vios arrives 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).
Car and Bike recently spotted the vehicle (albeit in its older guise) when it was being tested in India, which hints that Toyota could in all probability be bringing this sedan to the country after all. If it does, the Vios will fill up Toyota's C segment and take on the Honda City or the Hyundai Verna.
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