Rumors are rife that the Japan set to bring its globally popular Vios sedan to India in order to lock horns with the likes of the Honda City and to take its share in the Indian C-segment.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor India is expected to unveil the Toyota Vios mid-sized premium sedan at the upcoming 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. The Vios will mark Toyota’s venture into the growingly popular Indian C-segment of sedans that already has many competent models such as the current segment leader Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna among others. The Toyota Vios sedan is expected to hit the Indian market soon after its Indian introduction. So, here are some of the most important facts about the Vios from the house of the Japanese car major.
Toyota Vios is quite a small sedan model as compared to its current market rivals in the Indian auto industry. The Vios measures 4,410 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width, and 1,475 in height making it smaller than the Hyundai Verna that r than the Hyundai Verna that as wide and tall as its Japanese competitor, but quite longer. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is also bigger than the Toyota Vios when overall measurements are concerned. This means that the Vios will be compromising on the interior space and the overall. However, it is speculated that Toyota might be able to offer good interior space by resorting to smart interior design and flexible seating options which would counteract its smaller dimensions.
The India specification Toyota Vios model is likely to pack in the 1.5 liter petrol engine which does the duty under the hood of the Toyota Etios compact sedan and the 1.4 liter D-4D diesel motor that powers the Toyota Corolla Altis premium sedan. In the car market of Thailand, the Toyota Vios sedan comes equipped with a 4 speed automatic transmission gearbox and it is thought that the same automatic transmission version could also make its way to the car market of India. If this happens, then the Toyota Vios will be offering great convenient drive experience, especially to the city dwellers by making heavy traffic handling a butter smooth job.
Features and Safety
The Toyota Vios sedan will be coming with many impressive features to fight with its highly feature-rich market rivals already doing great business in India. Thus, the Vios is also expected to offer a rather lengthy feature list that is expected to offer the creature comfort equipments such as smart entry system, automatic climate control, projector headlamps, pushbutton start system, Eco meter and much more. The car is expected to offer several safety and security features including ABS, airbags, theft deterrent system, immobilizer among others. The mid-sized sedan model from the house of Toyota is expected to be priced competitively at par with the other sedan models in the segment, and is likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 7.5 to Rs. 10 lakhs in India.