New version of the India-bound Toyota Vios spotted testing in Thailand

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Could this be the India-bound Toyota Vios?

A Headlight mag member has spotted what appears to be a new Toyota Vios on test in Thailand, just 4 months after the facelifted Vios launched for sale. It has a full body camouflage wrap, but there are a few new noticeable details unique to this version of the Vios.

New version of the India-bound Toyota Vios rear three quarter snapped Thailand
The test mule may have a full body camouflage wrap, but changes like horizontally placed taillights, cleaner bumper and a new tailgate are unmissable.
2017 Toyota Yaris sedan (Vios) rear quarter
2017 Toyota Vios rear for reference.

Only the rear-end and profile have been snapped and the noticeable changes are a tweaked C-Pillar design, new shark fin antenna, and a square-shaped fuel inlet lid. From the back, it features sleek horizontal taillamps nearly similar to the Yaris hatchback test mule spotted last week, and a revised bumper.

The front-end is not yet revealed, but expect it to borrow cues from the Toyota Corolla Altis sedan. Dimensions are likely to be identical to the current Vios, measuring 4,420 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,550 mm. In Thailand, the Vios is sold with a 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i engine with 108 hp at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm, paired with a CVT as standard is across the range.

New version of the India-bound Toyota Vios side snapped Thailand
From the profile, the only noticeable changes are a tweaked C-pillar design, new shark fin antenna, chrome ORVM caps, and a square fuel lid.
2017 Toyota Yaris sedan (Vios) side
Side profile of the 2017 Toyota Vios for reference

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The refreshed Vios reportedly makes its way to the Indian market next year, following an unveiling at the Auto Expo 2018. Other than the 1.5L engine, the Indian version could offer the 1.4L D-4D 4-cyl diesel engine as an option. The Vios will rival the Honda City, Maruti Ciaz, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid.

The question now is if this version is the export-spec.

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[Source: Headlight Mag]

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