Toyota Vios sedan spotted testing in Lonavla

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Not confirmed for India. 

Zigwheels has put up a gallery of spyshots featuring a Toyota Vios testing in Lonavla, Maharashtra. So far, Toyota Kirloskar Motor hasn’t confirmed its market launch in India, but have said that they are looking to fill the gap between the Toyota Platinum Etios and Corolla Altis.

Toyota Vios front spied in Lonavla
Newspaper reports say that it would be the next gen Vios that will come to India in 2018, and not the existing version (pictured).

Although the Vios was rumored to launch in India this year, new reports state that the Indian market will get an ’emerging market’ version of the Toyota Vios (codenamed Etios C) and not the current version that is popular in South Asia. As the codename hints, Toyota’s Honda City challenger will be based on a modified Toyota Etios platform, which is highly localized in India.

The Etios C’s design is reported to be heavily inspired by the Vios, similar to the relationship between the Renault Captur and Kaptur. It is also reported to be in the pipeline for the Brazilian market.

Toyota Vios side spied in Lonavla
TKM has said that it is looking to fill the gap between the Toyota Platinum Etios and Corolla Altis.

Also Read: New Toyota Prius to launch in India in early 2017 – Report

The Japanese manufacturer is currently prepping to launch the new Fortuner in India, which is confirmed to go on sale on November 7. It will source its engines from the Toyota Innova Crysta, which include 2.4- and 2.8-liter diesel engines and a 2.7-liter petrol engine.

2016 Toyota Vios – Image Gallery

[Source: Zigwheels]

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