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Toyota Vios
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2019 Toyota Vios 1.5 G (NSP151, Indonesia)
Also called
ProductionOctober 2002 – present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive

The Toyota Vios is a subcompact car produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota, primarily for markets in the Asia-Pacific region since 2002.[1]

Along with the compact Corolla and mid-size Camry, the Vios serves as the replacement to the Tercel (marketed as Soluna in Thailand since 1997 and Indonesia since 2000), which filled the Asian subcompact or B-segment class in the region. The Vios is also successor to the entry-level variants of the E110 series Corolla in the Philippines, with the upmarket variant being catered to by the E120 model. From 2005, the Vios was also marketed alongside its hatchback complement known as the Yaris in many countries globally. The second-generation Vios is known as the Belta in Japan and Yaris sedan in the United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago,[2] Jamaica, the Middle East and Australia.

The "Vios" name is derived from the Latin word "vio", meaning "go or travel (forward)".[3]

First generation (XP40; 2002)[edit]

First generation (XP40)
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2003–2005 Toyota Vios (NCP42; pre-facelift, China)
Also called
  • Toyota Soluna Vios (Thailand, 2002–2004)
  • Toyota Limo (Indonesia, taxi version)
  • October 2002 – April 2007
  • 2003–2014 (Taiwan)
  • May 2003 – April 2007 (Indonesia)
Body and chassis
Body style4-door sedan
PlatformToyota NBC platform
RelatedToyota Platz/Yaris/Echo sedan (XP10)
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98.4 in)[7]
Length4,285 mm (168.7 in)[7]
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)[7]
Height1,435 mm (56.5 in)[7]
Curb weight940–990 kg (2,072–2,183 lb)[7]

The first-generation Vios, codenamed XP40, was assembled in Thailand's Toyota Gateway Plant in Gateway City, Amphoe Plaeng Yao, Chachoengsao Province, as part of a cooperative project between Thai engineers and Toyota's Japanese designers.

In Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan markets, the Vios is equipped with a 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine with VVT-i. The smaller 1.3 L 2NZ-FE engine is offered in the Philippines. In China, the Vios (Chinese: 威驰; pinyin: Wēichí) comes with the 1.3 L 8A-FE and 1.5 L 5A-FE. Trim levels for Southeast Asian markets include J, E, G and S, while the DLX, GL, GLX and GLXi are offered in China.

The Vios was adapted from the Platz with modified body panels and portions of the car feature design cues from the E120 series Corolla. Like the Vitz and Platz, the Vios features instrument panel mounted on the top center of the dashboard.

In September 2005,[1] the Vios received minor cosmetic changes to its exterior and interior for the 2006 model year. Updates included the front bumper, headlights and tail lights, redesigned alloy rims, speedometer dial design, and added a console box in the interior.

The Vios was campaigned in the Touring Car Championships in Indonesia and One Make Races in Thailand.

Taxicab versions marketed in Indonesia have less equipment and is rebadged as the Limo. This is not to be confused with certain taxis with the same name in Thailand, which use Corollas.



In China, the Vios was produced from 2004 to 2008 equipped with the 1.3 L 8A-FE and 1.5 L 5A-FE engines paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. The 5A-FE engine was replaced by the 2SZ-FE engine and 3SZ-VE engine in 2006. Trim levels consist of the DLX, GL, GLX and GLXi trims.


In the Philippines, the Vios came in J, E and G trim levels. The base 1.3 J included a 2NZ-FE VVT-i engine, 5-speed manual and 13-inch steel wheels, introduced in 2005. The mid-level 1.3 E is same as the J trim, but with 5-speed manual, alloy wheels and power features. The 1.5 G is the top-of-the-line model, included a 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine and available with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission and a central instrumental digital display.


In Singapore, the Vios came in E and S trim levels and powered by a 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine. The top-of-the-line S trim comes with only a 4-speed automatic transmission. It has a digital speedometer, silver steering wheel trims, foldable wing mirrors, foglamps, chrome door handles and boot lid garnish. The E trim was available in either 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission and has a conventional speedometer.[8]


In Malaysia, the specs and engines are generally similar as Singapore, the only difference is that in Malaysia, it is sold in E and G trim levels and comes with 15-inch alloy wheels and mudguards, while Singapore versions do not.


In Taiwan, the Vios comes with a 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine in J and E trim levels. The first-generation Vios was sold and produced until the first quarter 2014.

Vios Turbo[edit]

A Turbo variant of the first-generation Vios was made available only in Thailand, which only 600 cars were produced. A turbocharged 1.5 L engine with an air-to-air intercooler produces 143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) with light boost at 6,400 rpm with 196 N⋅m (145 lb⋅ft) of torque.[9] It can accelerate from 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds. About 600 units were produced.[9] Standard on the Vios Turbo are a functional scoop on its hood, wrap-around body kits, stiffer springs, firmer shock-absorbers and 16-inch alloy wheels. Colours available were red, black and silver.[9] The transmission ratio and differential ratios were based on that of a MR-S.

Second generation (XP90; 2007)[edit]

Second-generation Vios

The second-generation Vios is essentially a rebadged Japanese-market Belta sedan with varying trim levels and equipment sold in Southeast Asian countries between April 2007 and March 2013. It is also sold as the Yaris sedan in North America and Australia.

Third generation (XP150; 2013)[edit]

Third generation (XP150)
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Toyota Vios (XP150; pre-facelift, China)
Also called
  • Toyota Yaris sedan (Latin America, Middle East, India)/Yaris ATIV (Thailand, 1.2 L sedan)/Yaris L sedan (China, GAC Toyota)
  • Toyota Limo (Indonesia, taxi version)
ProductionMarch 2013 – present
  • Kazuya Hasegawa and Takeshi Matsuda (2011)
  • Akira Kasamatsu (Yaris ATIV-based facelift: 2015)
Body and chassis
Body style
  • 4-door sedan
  • 5-door hatchback
PlatformToyota B platform
  • 5/6-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • CVT (2016–present)
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in)[13]
  • 4,410 mm (173.6 in)[13]
  • 4,420–4,440 mm (174.0–174.8 in) (Yaris ATIV-based facelift)[14]
  • 1,700 mm (66.9 in)[13]
  • 1,730 mm (68.1 in) (Yaris ATIV-based facelift)
  • 1,475–1,500 mm (58–59 in)[13]
Curb weight
  • 1,045–1,060 kg (2,304–2,337 lb)[13]
  • 1,075–1,145 kg (2,370–2,524 lb) (Yaris-ATIV based facelift)

The third-generation Vios (designated XP150) for the Asian market was unveiled on March 25, 2013 at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand.[15] Toyota aimed to designate the third-generation Vios as a global model, for markets outside of Asia. The car was sold in Thailand shortly after,[16] and from the second quarter in Asia.

The exterior was enlarged, but keeping the same width as before. Its styling outline was later followed by the XP150 series Yaris hatchback for the Southeast Asian market. The speedometer position is no longer mounted on the centre of the dashboard. The Yaris sedan is marketed in Africa, South America, Caribbean and the Middle East.

In early 2018, the facelifted Yaris ATIV-based model was used in most markets instead of the facelifted Vios sold exclusively in China and Thailand. The Yaris ATIV-based model continued to be sold in markets outside of Asia as the Yaris sedan.[17]

The XP150 series Vios, otherwise would be known as the Yaris sedan, has not been offered in the United States,[18] Canada, South Africa, Australia[19] and New Zealand. The second-generation (XP90 model) sedan was sold in these countries as the Yaris, but it was dropped in late 2011 due to lackluster sales, with only the XP130 model being offered from the 2012 model year.[20] Yaris sedans subsequently sold in North America from 2015 are based on the Mazda2 and produced for Toyota by Mazda.

In Mexico and certain South American countries, the XP150 series Vios (for global markets) was sold as the Yaris Sedán.[21] From early 2018, it has been replaced by a version of the facelifted Asian-market Yaris ATIV, marketed under the Yaris Sedán name as a lower-priced alternative to the more upmarket Mazda2-based Yaris R.[22]

It is campaigned in One Make Races in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.[23]


The facelift model 2016 Vios sold exclusively in China and Thailand.
The facelift model 2018 Vios sold in most Asian countries.

The facelifted third-generation Vios was unveiled at the April 2016 Auto China. For the facelift model, there are projector headlamps with integrated LED light guides, a wider T-shaped grille and fog lamps shifted to the lower air-dam with vertical LED DRLs affixed on the bumper, similar to that of the pre-facelift XV70 series Camry. At the rear, the taillamps feature LED-type units with revised graphics and feature a thinner linking chrome boot lid bar. This facelifted model is exclusively available in Thailand and China.

In most Asian countries (excluding Japan and Hong Kong), the Yaris ATIV-based Vios was sold from 2018 as a facelift model and uses model codename NSP151. It is also offered in India, the Middle East and Latin American countries as the Yaris Sedan. It measures an additional in length and in width, bearing similarities in the body style and interior as with the NCP150 Vios currently sold in China and Thailand.

The Yaris ATIV-based Vios is sold in Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. In the first 6 countries, the Vios is offered with the 1.5 L 2NR-FE engine, while in the last 3 countries, it only powered by the smaller 1.3 L 1NR-FE engine. Both engines are offered in the Philippines.

The Yaris ATIV-based Vios received a second facelift in July 2020 with a redesigned bumper, updated headlamp assembly, rear seat passenger seatbelt indicators and introduces Toyota Safety Sense suite for the higher variants or 1.5L models.[24]



2017 Vios 1.5 E (NSP151; facelift, Thailand)

The third-generation Vios was launched in four trim levels: J, E, G and S. The J and E trims were offered in either manual or automatic transmission. A TRD Sportivo model was also introduced to the market.

Some additions include a push start system and smart entry, an Eco meter for the automatic models and automatic air conditioners with climate control for the G and S trims.

From 2016 in Thailand, the 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine was replaced by the flex-fuel 2NR-FBE 1.5 L Dual VVT-i engine. The four-speed automatic transmission was replaced with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with seven-speed mode. The five-speed manual was dropped from the lineup. The safety kit has been given an upgrade. VSC stability control on top of the usual ABS with EBD was added, and brake assist is now available across the range.[25]

An "Exclusive" version was introduced for 2016, to replace TRD Sportivo model. It includes redesigned 15-inch alloy wheels, a bodykit integrated with LED daytime running lights, black leather seats, piano black steering wheel and gearlever trim as well as a T-Connect infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity. An option of White Crystal Pearl or Attitude Black Mica is only available for the Vios Exclusive.

The facelifted Vios was launched in Thailand on January 21, 2017. The car uses the same front fascia as Chinese market model. The facelifted models features redesigned 15 and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Trim levels offered include J, E, G and S. These were later categorised as Entry, Mid, and High trim levels from 2018.

The Thai-market Vios is powered by the 2NR-FBE engine, and all models come with CVT and have standard TRC and VSC. The Mid and High models also come with rear disc brakes, rear view camera, LED Daytime Running Light (DRL). Smart entry and Start/Stop engine push button are for the top-of-the-line model.[26][27]


The Vios was first unveiled in Singapore in May 2013, two months after its official showcase. It is available in two trim levels: E and G variants. Both are equipped with an automatic transmission. A fleet of manual E and J trim models are used by ComfortDelgro Driving Centre as manual transmission training cars, but it is not otherwise sold to the public.

The E trim features a touchscreen infotainment system with DVD/CD/USB/iPod/Bluetooth, keyless entry, dual SRS airbags as standard. The E (Elegance) grade has a standard switch air conditioning unit and features multi-reflector headlamps. On the other hand, the G (Grande) grade comes with air conditioner with auto climate control, projector headlamps, fog lamps and rear 15-inch disc brakes. The G model also adds multi-function steering controls, 60:40 split foldable rear seats, a rear console armrest and touchscreen telematics navigation system. Black-toned leather seats is optional on both models. In mid 2015, both E and G trims had been updated with 16-inch rims with all 15-inch disc brakes for the front and rear as standard.

In January 2017, the Vios was reintroduced to the lineup with the newer 2NR-FE engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT) with 7-speed sport sequential mode and was available for a short period of time until April 2017.

On December 14, 2017, the Vios was reintroduced once more; this time as a rebadged Yaris ATIV sedan for the 2018 model year. The Vios for the Singapore market is offered in E and G model grades with only automatic CVT with a 1.5 L 2NR-FE engine. Buyers of the Vios can choose between Ivory or Black interior. For the G model, it uses cross stitching and softer leather on the leather seats. Safety features such as 7 airbags, Hill-start Assist, Smart entry with push start, reverse backup camera and LED fog lamps are standard items across the lineup.


Alongside Singapore, the Vios was also introduced to Brunei since the first-generation model and has been one of the best selling car in the country. The J and E trim levels are only available with either 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmissions in Brunei.

Between the initial production sourced from Thailand and Indonesia, the Bruneian spec third-generation Vios and Yaris hatchback were fully imported from Indonesia.

The car comes with only double-din audio head unit, 2NR-FE Dual VVT-i engine, remote key lock and black with blue stitching fabric seats. However, headlamp bulb adjuster is not included. In its model update in 2016, black-painted rims and 'V-REV' optional bodykits were added.

The facelifted Vios as based on Yaris ATIV was launched in May 2018 along with the facelifted Yaris hatchback.[citation needed]

The updated features of the Vios includes daytime running lights (DRLs), Optitron speedometer, 7 airbags, redesigned 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, multi-function steering wheel with audio switch controls, 6 speakers, reverse sensors, hill-start assist control (HSA), traction control, paddle shifters and comes with optional 7 colours (including Dark Blue Mica Metallic), and the rimcaps and alloy wheels were available.

Trim levels of the Yaris ATIV-based facelifted Vios are available in 1.5 E automatic transmission and 1.5 J manual transmission in Brunei.

In early 2019, updates to the Vios includes redesigned alloy wheels, optional bodykits and 7" inch touchscreen interface with rear-parking camera was available.


2015 Vios 1.5 J with optional TRD Sportivo body kit (NCP150, Malaysia)

The third-generation Vios was launched in Malaysia on October 2, 2013, and is sold in five different trim choices (1.5J manual, 1.5J automatic, 1.5E automatic, 1.5G automatic and 1.5 TRD Sportivo automatic), similar to the previous generation.

There was also a TRD Sportivo variant similar to the previous generation which comes with TRD cosmetic parts and an all round bodykit featuring daytime running lights on the front bumper and 15-inch TRD wheels. The bodykit is optional on J, E and G trims.

In January 2015, Smart Entry and Push Start were made standard across the entire range. The door handles and rear garnish trim on the 1.5J and 1.5E received a chrome finish. The 1.5G model received an all-black leather interior, replacing the previous beige colour scheme. It also added door sill scuff plates – also standard on the 1.5E version. Further upgrades on the 1.5G variant were also the blue-coloured front footwell illumination while the range-topping TRD Sportivo model features a similar setup, albeit with an amber-coloured setup. In-car entertainment comes courtesy of two optional platforms. The DVD-AVX system increased the screen to 6.1 inches (compared to the old 5.8-inch screen) with USB, SD, AUX and Bluetooth along with a reverse camera. The premium DVD-AVN option came with a redesigned layout, a 7-inch touchscreen system, WiFi, HDMI, Bluetooth, voice recognition and a reverse camera.[28][29]

In September 2016, the third-generation Vios received additional features for the Malaysian market. Updates included an additional trim level dubbed "GX" which is positioned between the G variant and the TRD Sportivo variant and comes with a bodykit, smoked projector headlights, a dark chrome grille, two-tone wheels and black-and-tan combination leather seats. The 1NZ-FE VVT-i engine was replaced by the 2NR-FE 1.5 L Dual VVT-i engine across the lineup and the four-speed automatic transmission was replaced by a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with seven-speed mode. Vehicle stability control (VSC) and traction control were standard across the lineup.[30][31]

In April 2017, the third-generation Vios received new additional features once more. Updates for the entire range included a dashcam becoming a standard feature across the range and the addition of a USB port in front of the gearlever. For the 1.5E, 1.5G, 1.5GX and 1.5 TRD Sportivo variant, a panoramic view monitor and four exterior mounted cameras became standard and for the 1.5G, 1.5GX and 1.5 TRD Sportivo variant, automatic folding mirrors became standard.[32][33][34]

In July 2017, a "Sports Edition" variant was announced. It is based on the 1.5J (automatic) variant. Changes included the addition of a rear spoiler, addition of an all-round bodykit, addition of "SE" emblems and badges, 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels finished in black, black and red stripes on the exterior, amber instead of blue footwell lighting, sports seats, unique floor mats and unique gearknob, illuminated scuff plates and sports suspensions which lowered the ride height by 27mm.[35][36][37][38]

In January 2018, the third-generation Vios was updated again for the Malaysian market. Updates for the entire range was a shark fin antenna and the footwell lighting being white opposed to blue. The 1.5 E, 1.5 G, 1.5 GX and 1.5 TRD Sportivo variants got illuminated steel scuff plates and a DVD-AVX entertainment system. The G, GX and TRD Sportivo trim levels received front parking sensors. The base E and mid-level G still come with the older style bumper, whole the GX and TRD Sportivo each come with exclusively designed fascias. The GX retained the standard bumpers but added the full body kits similar to the pre-update TRD Sportivo. Inside the GX has 2-tone brown and black leather seats. The updated TRD Sportivo comes with redesigned front bumper with wider black accent and openings, while the interior has black leather seats with red stitching.[39][40][41][42]

The facelifted Vios based on the Yaris ATIV was launched on January 24, 2019. The GX and TRD Sportivo was discontinued, leaving only the J, E and G in the lineup. All models have standard automatic CVT. Full body kits including front, side, and rear lower skirtings, as well as trunk spoiler are optional for all model grades. Notably different in the Malaysian models is an additional colour matching trim piece across the centre section of the front bumper.[43] Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are standard on the Vios E and G. All round disc brakes and leather interior are only standard in the top-of-the-line G.

On December 17, 2020, the second facelift model went on sale. The same J, E and G variant has been retained. Styling changes that come with the facelift include a revised front end. The LED headlamps are standard across the entire Vios line-up and represent an upgrade over the previous halogen projectors used. As for the rear bumper and taillights, they remain unchanged from before, with the latter being bulb-type clusters for the J variant and LED-type for the rest. For safety, all variants come as standard with seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, emergency stop signal, speed-linked auto door lock, Isofix child seat anchors and a seatbelt warning system for all seats. Rear parking sensors are also present, but the G spec gains them at the front as well.[44]

Introduced alongside the second facelift model, the GR (Gazoo Racing) Sport or GR-S variant is a locally-engineered model and the first model to wear the GR Sport badge in the Malaysian market. The headlining features are the "10-speed CVT" – which Toyota programmed the stepless automatic gearbox to have 10 virtual ratios in its manual mode, and sports-tuned suspension which is claimed for "both increased handling and confidence in high speed as well as comfort". It is equipped with 17-inch black multi-spoke wheels with 205/45 profile tyres. It is available exclusively at GR Garage outlets and Toyota dealers participating in the Vios Challenge, a one-make race series in Malaysia.[45]


In the Philippines, the third-generation Vios was introduced in July 2013 with the same 4 trim levels as the outgoing model: 1.3 Base, 1.3 J, 1.3 E, and 1.5 G. Toyota Motor Philippines announced that the local Vios will be manufactured in Santa Rosa, Laguna.[46]

Both manual and automatic transmissions are available for the E and G spec trim levels, while the Base and J are available as manual only. The 1.3 L 2NZ-FE and 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engines as well as the 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions are carried over from the previous model.[47][48]

The E trim received front fog lights, power side mirror controls, and steering wheel audio controls as standard, and the G trim adds a leather wrapped steering wheel, multi information display beneath the speedometer and additional rear disc brakes. Base, J and E trims received an all black interior while the top spec G trim gets a black-beige interior.

In 2015, TMP released an additional variant of the Vios was added: 1.5 G TRD Sportivo, it receives TRD alloy wheels and TRD bodykits available in Orange Metallic, Blue Metallic or White Pearl. Another limited edition G spec trim variant of the Vios, named the "1 Million Edition" was released to commemmorate the selling of 1 million Toyota vehicles, which is only offered in Alumina Jade mettalic, Orange Mica Mettalic and Blue Mica Mettalic. Equipped with a 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine, TRD sportivo wheels, side skirt, duck tail spoiler and 1 million badge, which paved the way of adding the Alumina Jade and Blue Mica metallic colour options to the Vios in the following years before the facelifted model, and adding side skirts and duck tail spoiler to the G trim as standard.[49]

In July 2016, the Vios received a newer engine option; the 1.3 L 1NR-FE and 1.5 L 2NR-FE engine with Dual VVT-i and are available with both 5-speed manual transmission and CVT.[50]

The facelifted Vios based on the Yaris ATIV was launched on July 19, 2018. Trim levels for the locally-built Vios are 1.3 Base, 1.3 J, 1.3 E, 1.5 G, and two new trim levels, the 1.3 E Prime and 1.5 G Prime which replaced the TRD Sportivo.

It is offered with a choice of 1.3 L 1NR-FE or 1.5 L 2NR-FE engine. Transmission for either engine is 5-speed manual or a CVT with seven simulated speeds. The base, middle and high grade trims have 7 SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC). Daytime Running Lights (DRL), rear solid disc brakes, multi-function steering switches, automatic climate control with digital display, smart keyless entry with push start, smart engine Start/Stop button, Eco and Power response mode, paddle shifters, LED tail lights and power-folding side mirrors are reserved for the top-of-the-line G trim.

The base and J are only offered with 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.3 E, 1.3 E Prime, and 1.5 G could be purchased with either manual or CVT. The sole transmission for the 1.5 G Prime is automatic CVT. Replacing the TRD model, the 1.3 E Prime and 1.5 G Prime come with all around body kits noticeably the big fog lamp housing and lower lip integrated to the front bumper, and the piano black door mirror covers.

In April 2019, the XE trim was added into the lineup. Based on the J trim, the XE trim is offered only in CVT with 7 inch infotainment screen that is present in the E and G trims, black plastic side mirrors and door handles and 14 inch steel wheels with hubcaps. It does not come with fog lights, keyless entry or power adjusting side mirrors.[51] In November 2019, the XLE trim was also added into the lineup. Based on the E trim, the XLE trim is placed between the XE and E trims with a 5-speed manual or automatic CVT option and 7 inch infotainment screen. The XLE trim has the same features as the E trim such as fog lights, power adjustable side mirrors, 15 inch alloy wheels, body colored side mirrors and door handles and 3 SRS airbags as standard, as opposed to 7 SRS airbags in the E trim.[52]

On July 25, 2020, the second facelift model was released, with LED foglamps as standard on XLE and up, and the headlamp of the G trim was upgraded to LED dual lenses and the daytime running lamps was integrated into the headlamp instead of the bumper found on the previous model. The exterior also received gloss black foglamp inserts and gloss bottom grill fascia. The E Prime and G Prime models were discontinued. The E to the top spec G gets 7 airbags as standard while the Base up to the XLE trims only receives 3 airbags (although 7 airbags is available as a option for the Base up to the XE models), and the G trim gets an additional reverse camera as standard. with revised bumpers with LED foglamps as standard. For the G grade, it received headlamp upgrades to LED dual lenses. Changes to the rest of the exterior and interior remained largely the same.[53]


2017 Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NSP151, Indonesia)

The third-generation Vios was launched for the Indonesian market on May 7, 2013 and initially it was imported from Thailand. Starting from December 2013, the Vios is assembled locally in Karawang, Indonesia to fulfill the local market, and also for export. It is the first sedan model to be manufactured at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN).

Two trim levels were available; the 1.5 E and 1.5 G which powered by the 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine, paired to either 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic ECT. The more affordable E has drum rear brakes and 15 inch alloys, while the upmarket G comes with rear disc brakes and 16 inch alloys. The TRD Sportivo trim, which is based on the G trim, was launched in September 2014 at the 22nd Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta.

The Vios received an update on November 3, 2016 with the 1.5 L 2NR-FE engine option, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT. The G and TRD received redesigned alloy wheels, and the trunk spoiler was only installed on the TRD Sportivo.

The facelifted Vios based on the Yaris ATIV was launched on April 3, 2018. The TRD Sportivo was discontinued, leaving only the E and G in the line up. All the locally-built models for the Indonesian market have Ivory colour interior. The top-of-the-line G has 16-inch alloy wheels, all around disc brakes, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), smart engine Start/Stop button, and automatic climate control AC. Paddle shift is exclusively for the G model with 7-speed simulated CVT.[54]

In early 2019, the price leading E variant with manual transmission was removed from the company website, however it returned to the line up in 2020. Domestic sales for Vios had dropped in the recent years, and most Vios assembled by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) were for export markets.[55]


The Vios in China was launched in November 2013 after its debut at the Shanghai Auto Show in April. The Vios is now only available in either 1.3 or 1.5 L engine variants with the higher end 1.6 L model dropped.[56][dead link] The Vios for the Chinese market will still be made locally by the FAW-Toyota joint venture that also made previous generations for Vios.

Both models are powered by newer Dual VVT-i engines 4NR-FE and 5NR-FE specially developed for the Chinese market.[57][58]

In 2016, a facelifted hatchback version of the third-generation Vios was launched exclusively in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture. Based on the Yaris hatchback, it is known as the Vios FS (Chinese: 威驰FS; pinyin: Wēichí FS).[59] China also received the Vios-based Yaris L sedan. A 5-speed manual and CVT option are standard for both engines.


In Taiwan, the third-generation Vios was available from the second quarter of 2014. Three models have since been available in Classic, Elegant and Luxury variants. All models use the same 1.5 L 1NZ-FE engine from the previous model.

Additional features are available on top of the basic equipment in the premium variant which consists of a front/rear aero kit, smart entry system, engine push start button, smart climate control, multi-information display (MID) and piano lacquered trim.[60]

From the second quarter of 2016, the 1NZ-FE engine was replaced by the 2NR-FE engine and a CVT. The TPMS became standard also.[61]

In March 2018, the Yaris ATIV-based version with a refreshed exterior was launched. VSC, TRC and HAC became standard. The engine and transmission remain the same.[62]


The Vios was sold in Vietnam as the Vios E (5-speed manual), Vios E (CVT) and Vios G (CVT). All have the 1.5 L engine.[63]

The facelift based on the Yaris-ATIV sedan was also available in Vietnam, the trim levels available are carried over from the pre-facelift model.[citation needed]

The model is the best-selling car in Vietnam continuously from 2014 to 2018, with 67,787 cars sold during the period.[64]


Vios (2017–) Safety features[65][66][67][68][69][70][71]
Trim Variant J (Entry) E, G (Mid), S (High)/TRD
Market Thailand Philippines Malaysia Indonesia Thailand Philippines Malaysia Brunei Singapore Vietnam
ABS with EBD and BA
Airbags 7


ASEAN NCAP 2018 Toyota Vios:[72]
Vehicle category Sedan
Number of airbags 7
Score Rating
Overall 81.88/100.00 5 stars
Adult occupant protection 32.19/36.00 5 stars
Frontal impact 12.19/16.00
Side impact 16.00/16.00
Head protection technology 4.00/4.00
Child occupant protection 42.44/49.00 5 stars
Frontal impact 16.00/16.00
Side impact 11.44/12.00
Safety assist 11.18/18.00 5 stars
Effective braking & avoidance 8.00/8.00
Seatbelt reminders 3.00/6.00
Blind spot technology -
Advanced SATs 0.18/2.00


Post-facelift (Vios-based)
Post-facelift (Yaris ATIV-based)
Vios FS (China)


Calendar year China Taiwan[73] Thailand[73] Philippines Vietnam[73][74] Malaysia[73] Indonesia[73]
Sedan[75] Hatchback
(Vios FS)[76]
2004 31,833 29,707 48,733 1,181 16,825
2005 26,697 31,893 47,122 2,192 20,129
2006 36,407 20,104 35,964 1,581 20,844 2,889
2007 39,395 12,129 45,032 2,112 22,751 7,734
2008 36,865 10,828 45,298 3,122 32,710 11,201
2009 42,675 16,012 49,510 5,141 29,387 7,298
2010 34,689 11,231 67,304 5,807 33,674 11,823
2011 13,303 12,116 61,985 5,401 29,820 9,375
2012 9,130 8,884 115,934 4,207 15,323
2013 28,616 8,369 108,937 5,140 11,087
2014 127,827 47,800[77] 8,913
2015 114,467 35,539[78] 6,297
2016 117,041 21,180[79] 36,256[80] 17,561[81] 3,427
2017 93,626 35,336 19,198[82] 36,734[83] 22,260[84] 746
2018 62,731 34,686 9,311[85] 25,840[86] 27,085[87] 703
2019 58,332 26,029 33,181[88] 27,258[89] 504

Notes: The sales data above only apply to models sold under the Toyota Vios nameplate (except for Thailand, 2004 - 2007 which include Toyota Soluna Vios and Indonesia which include Toyota Limo).
The Toyota Soluna, Toyota Yaris Sedan, Toyota Yaris ATIV and Toyota Belta nameplates are not applicable.


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