2017 Toyota Vios facelift features many cosmetic overhauls but interior changes are minimal; the 1.5-litre dual VVT-i engine is retained
Toyota’s Thailand division has launched the facelifted Vios sedan officially in four different variants namely 1.5J, 1.5E, 1.5G and 1.5S. Starts with a price tag of RM 76,621 (Rs. 11.76 lakh), the B-segment sedan goes all the way up to RM 99,268 (Rs. 15.24 lakh) for the range topping model. Throughout the range, the 2017 Toyota Vios facelift gets power from a 2NR-FBE 1.5-litre four-cylinder Dual VVT-i engine that produces a maximum power output of 108 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 140 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,200 rpm.
It is the same motor that was recently introduced in Malaysia last October and it gets connected with a seven-speed CVT automatic transmission sending power to only the front wheels. The Japanese manufacturer does not offer manual gearbox across any trim and has instead concentrated more on improvising the styling elements of the Vios facelift.
It replicates the Chinese-spec Vios launched at Beijing last year and does have influence of the new-gen Camry. Up front, the new projector headlamps are integrated with LED guide lights and the LED fog lamps are repositioned with new LED DRLs. The face is dominated by the large T-shaped grille while at the rear the new LED tail lights have received revised graphics.
They are connected by a slender chrome bootlid running between them. The newly designed alloy wheels measure either 15 or 16 inches and they sit below flared wheel arches. The bumpers up front and rear look more matured than before and overall the Vios facelift has a more flowing design language.
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Stepping inside the cabin, Toyota has treated the sedan with fewer modifications in contrast to the exterior. Features like keyless ignition, leather seats, MID display, automatic AC, double-DIN seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system are carried forward.
Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, traction control, stability control, collision safety body, Isofix rear child seat anchors are some of the equipment that ensure driver and occupant safety. The Thai market will get access to six colour schemes namely Red Mica Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic and Attitude Black Mica.