Update - Toyota has released a teaser of the car's front-end, showing features like projector headlamps with LED light guiding, horizontal LED DRLs and chrome garnish on the front grille.
February 3 -
Toyota has released the first teaser of the Toyota Vios ahead of its Indian debut at Auto Expo 2018 on 7 February 2018. The new sedan is a Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna rival.
The India-bound Toyota Vios is actually the low-cost Toyota Yaris Ativ and not the actual Toyota Vios. This model is 4,425 mm long, 1,730 mm wide and 1,475 mm tall. It has a 2,550 mm wheelbase. The internationally available version has a 133 mm ground clearance, but the Indian-spec version should offer more ground clearance to better tackle our poor roads.
The Indian-spec Toyota Vios is expected to get draw power from a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine that produces 105 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. The basic configurations are likely to have a 5-speed manual transmission and the high-end configurations should get a CVT. The latter is expected to feature a dual-tone interior with a black dashboard and beige upholstery.
The Toyota Vios’ key features should include projector headlamps with LED light guides, LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, tail lamps with LED detailing, shark fin antenna, keyless entry, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, rear armrest, rear AC vents, touchscreen infotainment system and reverse parking camera.
The Toyota Vios will go on sale in India in April this year.