The Toyota Vios Sedan has been spotted testing for the first time in India, in the garden city of Bangalore.The Vios will fill the manufacturer’s rather huge gap in India’s C2 segment, one which is currently led by two giants-the Maruti Ciaz and Honda City.Expect typical Toyota style high prices.
Toyota isn’t doing particularly well in the market were only their utility vehicles such as the Innova and Fortuner , and their Corolla Sedan bringing in sales.Their other offerings such as the Etios , Etios Liva, Etios cross and the Camry are desperately clinging on to their respective segments , pulling in bare minimum sales.It is for this very reason that the manufacturer is pulling in a global model, such as the vios to the country.
The Toyota Vios should fit perfectly between the corolla and etios , present in India’s C1 and D1 segments respectively.The design is obviously inspired from it’s bigger siblings , and the hugely improved interiors (from the etios) should make it appeal to a wider audience.
The sedan should come in a choice of 1.5 liter petrol and 1.4 liter diesel engine options in India(as seen on Etios) , though globally a host of different options are provide.Expect late 2015 launch, and prices between 9-12 lakhs.
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