Toyota’s naming shuffle between the Yaris and Vios is quite confusing in recent past. Both the cars are built on same platform, but vary in terms of aesthetics, interior and engines in certain markets.
In some markets both are available on parallel while on the other hand, the Vios in one market is called Yaris in the other, and vice versa. The Vios now launched in Indonesia is known as Yaris Ativ in Thailand, and will soon be launched in India as Yaris sedan. To know more about the Yaris & Vios, click here.
Under the hood, there’s still the 1.5 liter Dual VVT-i petrol engine that produces 107 PS at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm paired with either a 5-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The CVT model is equipped with paddle shifters and switchable drive modes (Eco and Sport).
Exterior features include projector headlamps with a LED light guide, LED DRLs, 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps and Shark-fin antenna. The interior has a dual-tone beige/black color scheme. While the equipment list include automatic climate control, multifunction leather steering wheel, optitron combination meter with color MID, 7-inch touch-screen entertainment system with DVD input, Miracast and six speakers. On the safety front, Toyota offers 7 airbags, ABS with EBD and BA, HSA and VSC with the new Vios.
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Reportedly Indus Motors is in process of introducing the Vios sedan in Pakistan as a replacement of the 1.3 liter Corolla variants. According to unofficial sources, the launch of the new sedan can be expected towards July/ August this year.
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