FAW Toyota has officially unveiled the 2016 Vios facelift at the Chengdu Auto Show in China. According to media reports the new Vios will be officially launched by the end of this month.
The changes at the front include a revised face, featuring a V shaped grill, new head lamps, bumper now has a very dominating large trapezoidal grill with LED daytime running lights at either ends. The rear end has revised tail lamps and bumper.
The interior now has a revised center console with split design, a new 3-spoke multi function steering wheel, increased silver trims, and gate type CVT shift lever.
As far as the equipment is concerned the new Vios will feature new vehicle stability system, as well as an engine start/ stop button. The engines will remain the same, a 1.3 liter with 99hp and 1.5 liter with 107hp both mated to either a 5 speed manual or a CVT transmission.
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The Vios is a popular car in Toyota’s lineup which was primarily developed for the emerging markets of the Asia Pacific regions. Currently in its third generation, the 2016 facelift will help Toyota to continue sell the Vios for a couple of more years before the 4th generation arrives.
Couple of years ago there were reports about a possible Vios launch in Pakistan, to replace the 1.3 liter Corolla Xli. Few cars were spotted testing too but since then nothing has progressed. The Vios with a 1.3 liter engine placed below the Corolla range can be a very good addition in our market and can compete well with the likes of Honda City in Pakistan.