Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Sedan) spied in India again

Jan 20, 2018 - 4:28pm IST | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

The Toyota Vios was spied testing in India again recently, courtesy RushLane. The new sedan will be placed above the Toyota Etios.

Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Sedan) front three quarters right side spy shot India
The Toyota Vios will compete with the likes of Maruti Ciaz, Honda City and Hyundai Verna.

Until last year, Toyota was testing the actual Toyota Vios in India, in the pre-facelift avatar. The Toyota Vios it is testing is now is the (Thai-spec) Toyota Yaris Sedan, which is bigger yet cheaper. Underpinned by the same platform as the Toyota Yaris, the sedan measures 4,425 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width and 1,475 mm in height. It has a 2,550 mm wheelbase and a 133 mm ground clearance. Toyota may increase the ground clearance for the Indian-spec version.

Engine options vary as per the market. In India, we expect a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine that produces 105 bhp and 140 Nm of torque. Toyota could offer a 5-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission with this engine. A diesel engine option is likely, but no information about that is available at the moment.

Main features of the Toyota Vios should include projector headlamps with LED light guides, LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, tail lamps with LED light guide, shark fin antenna, keyless entry, engine start/stop button, dual-tone interior colour scheme, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, rear armrest and rear AC vents.

Toyota Vios (Toyota Yaris Sedan) spy shot India
The Toyota Vios' market launch will reportedly take place in April this year.

Also Read: Toyota sells record-breaking IMVs in India in 2017

A report last year said that the Toyota Vios will have its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2018 and go on sale in April.

[Image Source: RushLane]

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