Toyota Vios

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Toyota Vios
ViosNSP151E37733.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerToyota
Also called
ProductionOctober 2002 – present
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorToyota Tercel/Soluna

The Toyota Vios (Japanese: トヨタ ・ヴィオス, Toyota Viosu) is a four-door subcompact sedan produced by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota, primarily for emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

Introduced in 2002,[1] the Vios serves as the replacement to the Tercel (marketed as Soluna in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore), which filled the Asian subcompact or B-segment class, below the Corolla and Camry that are also sold in the region. Beginning 2005, the Vios was also marketed alongside its hatchback complement, the Yaris in most Asia-Pacific countries. 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 "to move forward".[3]

First generation (XP40; 2002–2007)[edit]

First generation (XP40)
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2003–2005 Toyota Vios G (NCP42R; pre-facelift, Philippines)
Overview
Also calledToyota Soluna Vios (Thailand, 2002–2004)
Production
  • October 2002 – April 2007
  • 2003–2014 (Taiwan)
Assembly
Body and chassis
Body style4-door sedan
PlatformToyota NBC platform
RelatedToyota Platz
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
Dimensions
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 first generation 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 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 first generation Vios was adapted from the Platz with modified body panels and portions of the car feature design cues from the E120 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 first generation 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 Toyota Limo. This is not to be confused with certain taxis with the same name in Thailand, which uses Corollas.

Markets[edit]

China[edit]

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.

Philippines[edit]

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, 13-inch steel wheels and a central instrumental digital display, 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.

Singapore[edit]

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 four-speed automatic transmission. It has a digital speedometer, 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]

Malaysia[edit]

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.

Taiwan[edit]

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. 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; 2007–2013)[edit]

Second generation Toyota Vios

The second generation Vios is essentially a rebadged Belta sedan with varying trim levels and equipment sold in Southeast Asian countries between April 2007 and March 2013.

Third generation (XP150; 2013–present)[edit]

Third generation (XP150)
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Toyota Vios (XP150; pre-facelift, China)
Overview
Also called
  • Toyota Yaris (Latin America, Middle East, India)
  • Toyota Yaris ATIV (Thailand; 1.2 L sedan)
  • Toyota Yaris L sedan (China, GAC Toyota)
ProductionMarch 2013 – present
Assembly
Designer
  • Kazuya Hasegawa and Takeshi Matsuda (2011)
  • Akira Kasamatsu (Yaris ATIV-based facelift: 2015)
Body and chassis
Body style
  • 4-door sedan
  • 5-door hatchback (China, Vios FS)
PlatformToyota B platform
RelatedToyota Yaris (XP150)
Powertrain
Engine
  • 1.3 L 2NZ-FE I4 (petrol)
  • 1.3 L 1NR-FE I4 (petrol)
  • 1.3 L 4NR-FE I4 (petrol, China)
  • 1.5 L 1NZ-FE I4 (petrol)
  • 1.5 L 2NR-FE I4 (petrol)
  • 1.5 L 2NR-FBE I4 (petrol, Thailand)
  • 1.5 L 5NR-FE I4 (petrol, China)
Transmission
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • CVT (since 2016)
  • 7-speed Super CVT-i (Thailand)
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,550 mm (100.4 in)[13]
Length
  • 4,410 mm (173.6 in)[13]
  • 4,425 mm (174.2 in) (Yaris ATIV-based facelift)
Width
  • 1,700 mm (66.9 in)[13]
  • 1,730 mm (68.1 in) (Yaris ATIV-based facelift)
Height
  • 1,475 mm (58 in)[13]
  • 1,500 mm (59 in) (Indonesian market)
Curb weight1,045–1,060 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 codenamed "XP150" ("NCP150" when paired with 1NZ-FE engine) for the Asian market was unveiled on March 25, 2013 at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show in Thailand.[14] Toyota aimed to export the third generation Vios as a global model. The car was sold in Thailand shortly after,[15] and from the second quarter in Asia. Toyota Motor Philippines announced that the local variant of the Vios will be manufactured in Santa Rosa, Laguna.[16]

The exterior was enlarged, but keeping the same width as before. It follows the styling of the Toyota Yaris 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.

It is campaigned in One Make Races in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.[17]

In certain Southeast Asian countries, Toyota also offered a sporty Vios TRD Sportivo model with full body kit, Sportivo decals along the doors and Sportivo trunk emblem. The Malaysian and Thai versions also comes with black interior and different alloy wheels, while the Indonesian-spec retains the beige interior of the G trim which is based on.

In early 2018, the Yaris ATIV-based Vios was available as a facelift instead of the XP150-based facelifted Vios sold exclusively in China and Thailand. The Yaris ATIV-based Vios expected to be sold as a global model, is currently sold in most Asian countries as a 2018 model. The facelifted Vios-based Yaris ATIV has a more differentiated styling, thus very similar as its European-made Aygo, and on Peugeot 107/108 and Citroën C1.

The XP150 has not been offered in the United States,[18] Canada, South Africa, Australia[19] and New Zealand. The second generation sedan (XP90) was sold in these countries as the Yaris, but it was dropped in late 2011 due to lackluster sales, with only the hatchback (XP130) 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 Vios XP150 (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]

Markets[edit]

Thailand[edit]

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.[23]

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.

Model 1.5 S Auto 1.5 Exclusive 1.5 G Auto 1.5 E Auto 1.5 J Auto
Headlight Blackening Projector Projector Projector Multi Reflector Multi Reflector
Eco Meter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Side Mirror Power Adjustable Power Manual
Front Brakes Disc Disc Disc Disc Disc
Rear Brakes Disc Disc Disc Drum Drum
Tyres 195/50 R16 185/60 R15
Wheel 16 inch Blackening Alloy 15 inch alloy 15 inch alloy 15 inch alloy 15 inch alloy
Transmission 7-speed Super CVT-i
Front Fog Lamp Yes Yes No No No

The facelifted Vios was launched in Thailand on January 21, 2017. The car uses the same front fascia as Chinese market version (similar to the XV70 Camry), with the taillights inspired by XV40 Camry. The facelifted models features redesigned 15- and 16-inch alloy wheels. Trim levels offered include J, E, G and S.[24] [25]

Singapore[edit]

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 again as a rebadged Yaris ATIV sedan. The Vios for the Singapore market is offered in E and G model grades with only automatic CVT with a 1.5L 2NR-FE engine. Buyers of the Thai-built Vios can choose between Ivory or Black interior. Safety features such as 7 airbags, Hill-start Assist and smart entry with push start are standard across the lineup.

Brunei[edit]

Alongside Singapore, the Vios was also introduced to Brunei since the first generation 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 alongside with the facelifted Yaris hatchback. However, the Vios was once again used the CD/AUX/USB/radio double-din audio head unit system, blue-black fabric and immobilizer remote key, to which is offered from the local distributors.

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 double-din head unit with rear-parking camera was available.

Malaysia[edit]

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

The third generation of the 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 the other 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 strip 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.[26][27]

In September 2016, the third generation Vios was updated again 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 also became standard across the lineup.[28][29]

In April 2017, the third generation Vios was updated again for the Malaysian market. 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.[30][31][32]

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.[33][34][35][36]

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-facelift TRD Sportivo. Inside the GX has 2-tone brown and black leather seats. The facelifted TRD Sportivo comes with redesigned front bumper with wider black accent and openings, while the interior has black leather seats with red stitching.[37][38][39][40]

The facelifted Vios based on the Yaris ATIV sedan and 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.[41] 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.

Philippines[edit]

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.

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.[42][43]

The E trim received front fog lights, power side mirror controls, and steering wheel audio controls as standard, and the G trim adds a 3-spoke leather steering wheel with audio control, multi information display beneath the speedometer and four wheel disc brakes. Base, J and E trims get the all black interior while the top spec G trim gets a more luxurious black and Beige interior.

TMP made a special event for the Vios named the "Vios Cup". In 2014 and in March 2015 the Vios Cup was held at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga. In May 2015, the Vios Cup was held in Cebu City while in September 2015, the Vios Cup was held at SM Mall of Asia. To celebrate as the country's best selling sedan TMP released a limited edition variant of the Vios which commemorates its event, the Vios 1 million edition which is only offered in Alumina Jade mettalic, Orange Mica Mettalic and Blue Mica Mettalic. Equipped with a 1.5 liter 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.

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.

Available colours are: Red Mica Metallic (J and E only), Silver Metallic (All trims), Dark Brown Mica metallic (E and G only), Freedom White (Base and J trims), Orange Metallic (E and G only), Blue Metallic (G only), Black Metallic (E and G only), Grey metallic (E and G only), and White Pearl (G trim only). In 2015 an additional variant of the Vios was added: 1.5 TRD, it receives TRD alloy wheels and TRD bodykits available in Orange Metallic, Blue Metallic or White Pearl.[44] Additional updated colours as of 2016 are Blackish Red Mica and Alumina Jade Metallic (E and G only).

The facelifted version of the Vios is based on the Yaris ATIV sedan and 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 also the 1.3 E Prime and 1.5 G Prime which replaced the TRD Sportivo.

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.

Safety features such as ABS, 7 SRS Airbags, VSC, and HAC are standard across the range, but Daylight Running Lights (DRL), 16 inch two tone alloy wheels, rear disc brakes, Multi function steering switches, Automatic climate control AC with digital display, smart engine Start/Stop button, Eco and power response mode, paddle shifters, LED Tail lights and Power folding side mirrors are only standard in the cars with the 1.5 litre engine.

In 2019, the XE was added into the lineup. Based on the J trim, the XE serves as a price leader automatic CVT equipped model and 7 inch infotainment screen that is present in the E and G trims. The XE Vios has the same exterior specs as the J with black side mirrors and door handles, no fog lights, steel wheels with hubcaps, no security car alarm and no power adjusting side mirrors.

Available colours on the facelifted Vios are: Super Red (G and G prime), Freedom White (Base, J and XE), Thermalyte (All Trims except G prime), Grayish Blue mica metallic (E, G and G prime), Alumina Jade Metallic (J, XE, E and G), White Pearl (G and G prime), Red Mica metallic (J, XE, E and E prime) Blackish Red metallic (E trim only) and Black mica metallic (E and G).

Indonesia[edit]

Vios 1.5 TRD Sportivo (NSP151R, 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 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 version of the Vios is based on the Yaris ATIV sedan and was launched on April 3, 2018. The TRD Sportivo was discontinued, leaving only the E and G in the lineup. 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.

In early 2019, the price leader E with manual transmission was no longer listed in the company website. Domestic sales for Vios was dropped in the recent years, and most Vios assembled by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) are for export market.[45]

China[edit]

The Vios-based Yaris L sedan (China)

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.[46][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.[47][48]

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.[49] China also received the Vios-based Yaris L sedan. A 5-speed manual and CVT option are standard for both engines.

Taiwan[edit]

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.[50]

From the second quarter of 2016, the 1NZ-FE engine was replaced by the 2NR-FE engine and a CVT transmission. The TPMS became standard also.[51]

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.[52]

Vietnam[edit]

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.[53]

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.[54]

Facelift[edit]

The facelift model 2016 Vios (China)

The third generation facelift model Vios was unveiled at the April 2016 Auto China show. 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 XV70 Camry. At the rear, the tail lamps feature LED-type units with revised graphics and feature a thinner linking chrome boot lid bar. The facelifted model based on the XP150 Vios with restyled bumpers is exclusive to Thailand and China.

The Thai-market Vios is powered by the 2NR-FBE engine, and offered in 3 trim levels called Entry, Mid and High. 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) and alloy wheels. Smart entry and Start/Stop engine push button are for the top-of-the-line model.

The facelift model 2019 Toyota Vios 1.5 G (NSP151, Indonesia)
The facelift model 2018 Toyota Vios 1.5 G (NSP151, Indonesia)

The Yaris ATIV-based Vios is sold in most Asian countries excluding Japan and Hong Kong. The 1.5-liter model is coded NSP151, and also offered in India, the Middle East and Latin American countries as Yaris Sedan. It measures an additional 10mm in length and 30mm in width, bearing similarities to the facelifted version of the Vios.

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 1.5-liter 2NR-FE engine, while in the last 3 countries, it only powered by the smaller 1.3-liter 1NR-FE engine. The Vios is offered in the Philippines with the choice of 1.3-litre or 1.5-litre engine. Transmission for either engine is 5-speed manual or a CVT with seven simulated speeds. Generally, trim levels are Base, J, E and top-of-the-line G. The base model comes with 2 SRS Airbag, the middle and high grade models 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 and smart keyless entry with push start are reserved for the top-of-the-line model. Singapore and Indonesia received the E and G trims, while Indonesian buyers can choose between manual or CVT, the only transmission for Singapore is CVT.[55][56] The Vios for the Malaysian market is offered in J, E, and G trim levels; and only offered with CVT.

Safety[edit]

Vios (2017–) Safety features[57][58][59][60][61][62][63]
Trim Variant J E, G, S/TRD
Market Thailand Philippines Malaysia Indonesia Thailand Philippines Malaysia Brunei Singapore Vietnam
ABS with EBD and BA
VSC and HAC
Airbags 7

Gallery[edit]

Pre-facelift styling

Post-facelift styling (Vios-based facelift)

Post-facelift styling (Yaris ATIV-based facelift)

Vios FS (China)

Sales[edit]

Toyota Vios sales between 2004 and 2013[64]
Country 10-Year Total 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
 Thailand 625,819 108,937 115,934 61,985 67,304 49,510 45,298 45,032 35,964 47,122 48,733
 China 299,610 28,616 9,130 13,303 34,689 42,675 36,865 39,395 36,407 26,697 31,833
 Malaysia 250,000+ 29,820 33,674 29,387 32,710 22,751 20,844 20,129 16,825
 Taiwan 161,273 8,369 8,884 12,116 11,231 16,012 10,828 12,129 20,104 31,893 29,707
 Indonesia 11,087 15,323 9,375 11,823 7,298 11,201 7,734 2,889
 Vietnam 35,884 5,140 4,207 5,401 5,807 5,141 3,122 2,112 1,581 2,192 1,181
 Philippines 1,141,183
 Singapore
 Brunei
Total global sales 1,500,000+
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, and Toyota Belta nameplates are not applicable.
Calendar Year Thailand
2014 47,800[65]
2015 35,539[66]
2016 21,180[67]
2017 19,198[68]
2018 9,311[citation needed]

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