Toyota Vios Launched In Thailand

Japanese carmaker Toyota  has launched the new 2017 Vios facelift in Thailand with prices starting from Rs 609,000 (approx. Rs 11.76 lakh) to THB 789,000 (approx. Rs 15.23 lakh).

The new Vios facelift receives few changes from Toyota's design language including a redesigned front grille, projector headlamps with chrome accents,flared wheel arches new 16-inch alloy wheels,, vertical LED daytime running lights and a larger air dam with fog lamps on either side.

As for the rear profile, the facelifted Vios features a chrome garnish for the tailgate and new tail lights. A large intake grille has been changed too with a bolder logo in the middle. The front end has been also altered and is now similar to the recently released Camry.

it is powered by a 1.5-litre engine which is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 108 hp and peak torque of 140 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The power is transmitted to the front wheels through CVT automatic.

The petrol unit is good for 15 to 16 km/L, while the diesel has more efficient figures at 21 to 22 km/L, the noted. Transmission responsibilities are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox, although CVT automatic units are also up for grab.

For the interiors, the 2017 Vios facelift comes equipped with a dual tone beige interior as standard while an all black theme is available on higher trims. Other interior updates include an updated instrument cluster, revised 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, steering mounted audio controls and climate control.

Talking about safety, the Thailand-spec Vios boasts of dual front SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, ISOFIX rear child seat anchors, optional reverse camera, tractional control, and vehicle stability control,.

 For the Thailand market, the Vios will be offered in four color options - Red Mica Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic, Attitude Black Mica and Quartz Brown Metallic.

Toyota has been extensively testing the Vios for the Indian market and the launch is likely later this year or early 2018.

President Kyoichi Tanada said Toyota is committed to introducing more new HEV models locally to boost demand, without revealing future models and segments. "The HEV market still needs time to stimulate consumer awareness, and we expect it will take 2-3 years for Toyota to localise large-scale production for both the domestic market and exports," he said.

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