New Delhi: Toyota will launch a new compact sedan in India, with its unveiling set to take place at the next year’s Auto Expo. The all new Toyota Vios will mark the company’s entry in the compact sedan segment in India. However, the Vios that will come to India will most likely be in its 3rd generation when it comes to India as Toyota will unveil the new generation Vios at the Auto Expo 2018. Toyota recently launched the Vios facelift in Thailand.
The India-bound Toyota Vios will come with only a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 106 bhp of peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque, mated to a new seven-speed CVT gearbox that the company plans to introduce in their upcoming models. This new gearbox is seen in the Vios launched in Thailand recently. Moreover, the new Toyota Vios will also come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The new Vios will come in 4 trim levels- J, E, G and S.
The upcoming Toyota Vios will get a redesigned front grille and LED headlamps. While the base and mid-range trims will get Bi-LED headlamps, the top end variant will most likely get complex-LED headlamps in the front. The base model of the Toyota Vios will also get a back-up camera, similar to the upcoming Corolla Altis.
On the inside, the upcoming Toyota Vios will get a touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, traction control, ISOFIX for child seats and dual airbags as standard.
The upcoming Toyota Vios will come with a wheelbase of 2550 mm and measures 4,410mm in length, 1,700mm in width and 1,475mm in height and a ground clearance of 147mm.
The upcoming Toyota Vios will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna in India.
It is expected that the Toyota Vios to come for a price range of Rs 7 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 11 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).