New Toyota Vios to be launched in India by 2018

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Toyota will finally launch the much awaited Vios sedan in India next year. New Toyota Vios sedan is already a huge hit in many countries in South East Asia. Likely to launch by mid 2018, the 2018 Toyota Vios will rival the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz.

Offered in the B segment sedan category, the new Vios facelift sees some changes in its exterior design and interior lay out. Its exterior design is significant of the all-new Camry Hybrid. It gets six exterior body colour schemes that include Red Mica Metallic, Super White, Quartz Brown Metallic, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic and Attitude Black Mica.

Exteriors also boast of projector headlights, combined LED lights, new T shaped front grille and new LED fog lamps. At the back are seen new body graphics, LED lights and a chrome boot lid bar along with fluid fog lamps. The new Vios facelift sits on 15” or 16” alloy wheels and gets a reverse camera depending on variant.

Interiors also see some changes as compared to its earlier counterpart. It will continue to receive a double DIN 7” touchscreen audio system, keyless entry, leather or black fabric upholstery, and automatic climate controls while it gets four new interior themes which will depend on variants. In terms of safety, the 2018 Toyota Vios facelift will be seen with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and collision safety body. It also gets Isofix anchors and Vehicle Stability Control with traction controls.

For India, Toyota Vios will be shaped at Toyota Kirloskar Motor plant in Bangalore, from where the Etios is also being produced. It will be positioned in the C2 segment in which Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna are the leaders. With a plan to roll out about 50,000 units per year, production of Toyota Vios will be launched ahead of the festive season next year.

Toyota Vios is likely to launch in both automatic and manual transmissions in India with a price ranging from INR 7.5 to 10 lakhs. The midsized, five seater sedan will instantly appeal to Indian buyers due to its sophistication and contemporary stance with a host of interior advancements and exterior highlights.