Price

Rs. 10 Lakh*

Engine

1497 cc #

Power

79 bhp

Launch Date

March 2018

* Estimated Price  #Expected to be launched in 1497cc engine

Toyota Vios Preview

Toyota has always impressed us with their benchmarking quality standards and their rigid and strong vehicles. However, this Japanese car maker did not play a vital role in establishing their market in two segments including the entry level car and premium luxury segment. Toyota does not seem to re-establish its market in the entry-level car segment. The Toyota Vios is exclusively designed to grab the market of the premium luxury car segment, making it a competitor to the most popular car In the segment , the Honda city and other few cars belonging to the same segment, like Volkswagen Vento , Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and another few cars in this segment. The car is currently for sale in the developing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Toyota has designed the car particularly to compete with the Honda city as it has the best design in this segment.

Toyota Vios Exteriors

The Toyota Vios embodies the design from its senior car the Corolla. It gets the same grille as the corolla followed by large wide open air intake which has been surrounded by an octagonal grille. The side profile has been designed to look sporty and it gets a strong shoulder with a forward-leaning stance. The Vios also gets flared wheel arches and a strong baseline which makes it look even much sportier. The rear of the car is not very different. The car’s rear look similar to the corolla 2014 model.  It gets a large wrap of chromium around the tail lights and a strip of chromium runs across the boot lid, which offers the car even more premium luxury appeal.

Toyota Vios Interiors

The Vios gets similar interiors to those on the Corolla, both in terms of design, quality, and feature list. The design combination is two-tone style same as the modern cars which are considered to be a new trend with beige and black. The plastics are perfectly painted in the silver color to match the beige and black interiors perfectly. The standard feature includes climate control, 2- DIN music system, steering mounted audio controls and rear a.c. vents for the Indian version. Toyota has always promised us with quality interiors with its previous cars like the Innova Crysta and Corolla Altis. The steering also great to handle and can be utilized for easy maneuverability.

Toyota Vios Engine And Gearbox

Powering the current generation Vios with a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4 diesel engine, which is mated to a seven-speed CVT shift lock gearbox as standard, since the car is being launched in India, a manual transmission variant can also be expected.

Spotted

The company last tested the car in Bangalore, India. The car is expected to be launched at the beginning of next year. However still  6 months is left, we can expect few minor changes like specs and pricing. The car will be positioned in between the Etios and the Corolla Altis. The car will compete against the cars like Hyundai Verna, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid.

Toyota Vios Expected Price And Launch Date

Toyota is planning to hit the premium luxury car segment with this car hence the car is priced at 7.2 lakh-12 lakh (expected price tentatively) which is less than the Honda City and Volkswagen Vento. The expected launch date would be around the march of next year, to increase their annual sales. The specs and features are revealed reliably, due to a long time for the launch they may change accordingly.

Toyota Vios Video Review


Toyota Vios Competitors

VIOS Vs CITY

Both the cars come with same engine capacity and transmission system. The Vios takes an edge over the City only in pricing. Since the Vios price starts at 7.2 lakh (tentatively) whereas the City is priced at 8.5 lakh for the base variant. The Vios also has a large body and large booth area compared to the city

VIOS Vs VENTO

 However, Vento could not play well in the premium luxury segment. Vento stands tall when it comes to passenger safety and features. The Vios is still a better car compared to the Vento. The car comes with electric sunroof and a push button to start & stop the engine. The Vios has a much better diesel engine than the Vento.