Toyota has displayed a prototype Vios TRD at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).
The Vios TRD exaggerates the front-end with an all-round bodykit that gives the sedan more of a chin. There’s also black trim with red lining to link the fog lamp surrounds to the wide lower grille.
Side skirts, boot lid spoiler and rear bodykit are the rest of the changes. The rear also includes “vents” above the foglamps, a diffuser-style centre and a red pinstripe to match the one in front. The showcar rides on 17-inch wheels and has its roof and A & C-pillars painted in black. Inside, the Vios TRD sedan gets black/red seat covers with embossed TRD logos.
The Indonesian Vios is similar to the Thai-spec Yaris Ativ sedan in terms of appearance and is powered by a 1.5 liter 2NR-FE engine that is paired to 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox.
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Indus Motors in Pakistan was supposed to launch the Vios sedan in Pakistan by mid 2018, however the launch has been deferred as the company will continue the 1.3 liter Corolla variants in Pakistan as their entry-level offerings.
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