Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Ativ) teased ahead of Auto Expo 2018 debut [Update]

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:21am IST | ,   | Sagar Parikh

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.

Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Sedan) front teaser

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.

Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Sedan) Auto Expo 2018 teaser
The Vios will compete with the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City in India.

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.

Accessorised Toyota Yaris Ativ front three quarters left side at 2017 Thai Motor Expo
The Indian-spec Vios is expected to get its power from a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine.

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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.

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