2016 Toyota Vios launched with new engine & transmission – Thailand

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7-speed stepped CVT and E85 compatible engine introduced.

Toyota Motor Thailand has launched the 2016 Toyota Vios at a price range of THB 599,000 (INR 11.40 lakhs) to THB 749,000 (INR 14.25 lakhs). The price range of the previous iteration of the Vios was THB 589,000 (INR 11.21 lakhs) to THB 734,000 (INR 13.97 lakhs).

2016 Toyota Vios front quarter launched in Thailand
The new Vios gets an E85-compatible engine and a new CVT (automatic transmission).

2016 Toyota Vios Thailand price list

  • Toyota Vios 1.5 J CVT – THB 599,000 (INR 11.40 lakhs)
  • Toyota Vios 1.5 E CVT – THB 669,000 (INR 12.73 lakhs)
  • Toyota Vios 1.5 G CVT – THB 714,000 (INR 13.59 lakhs)
  • Toyota Vios 1.5 S CVT – THB 749,000 (INR 14.25 lakhs)
  • Toyota Vios 1.5 Exclusive CVT – THB 719,000 (INR 13.68 lakhs)

The 2016 Vios has the same exterior as its predecessor. The salient features include projector headlamps, fog lamps, 15- and 16-inch alloy wheel choices, push button start, remote Smart Key and multi-function steering wheel. Safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Braking Assist (BA) continue, while Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is offered for the first time.

2016 Toyota Vios interior launched in Thailand
The exterior of the 2016 Toyota Vios is largely the same as the earlier version but the features have been updated.

The ‘Exclusive edition’ adds skirts, chrome details, LED DRLs, power adjustable and foldable rear view mirrors, special 15-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking camera, an ‘Exclusive’ badging and all-black interior.

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The 2016 Toyota Vios features the new 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre four-cylinder Dual VVT-i E85-compatible DOHC gasoline engine that produces 108 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm at 4,200 rpm, mated to a new seven-speed CVT with sequential shift.

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