The much anticipated all-new Toyota Vios has finally broken cover at the 2014 Bangkok Motor Show. The new Vios is slightly bigger than the outgoing model, measuring 4,410mm long, 1,700mm wide and 1,475mm tall. Its wheelbase measures 2,550mm.
Toyota has given the new Vios a touch of its new design language, first seen in the latest Corolla which still has yet to arrive in Malaysia. Its body now boasts more aggressive and dynamic lines which make for a generally better looking car than before.
There will be an entry-level variant, most likely the J (as is the case with the current Vios), and a more upscale S variant which comes kitted out with 16-inch alloys, projecter beam headlights with foglamps and chrome exterior trim.
Inside, the cabin has also been revamped to keep the interior of the new car in line with its bolder exterior. The instrument cluster and gauges look more upscale now, with metallic accents and a four-speaker audio system with MP3/USB/AUX connectivity which will probably only feature in the range topper.
In terms of power, the new Vios recycles the engine used in its predecessor – the 1NZ-FE 1.5-litre plant which puts out 109hp and 141Nm of torque. Transmission variants also remain unchanged, with the lower-spec variant offered with a five-speed manual while the more expensive variants get an all too familiar four-speed auto.
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