New Toyota Vios debuts on the Shanghai Auto Show
Published on April 21, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
The new Toyota Vios debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show, with a really big mouth and two black teeth. Strange design there up front. The new Toyota Vios will be made in China by the FAW-Toyota joint venture that also made the old Toyota Vios.
The new Toyota Vios will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year. Price will range from about 90.000 to 130.000 yuan. There will be two engines: a 86hp 1.3 and a new 110hp 1.5 with, mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. The 1.3 will only be available with a 5-speed manual. Size of the new Vios: 4410/1700/1475, wheelbase is 2550.
The Vios loox much better from the back although the lights are on the large side. The Vios has never been a very popular car in China, with Chinese car buyers considering it too small for the money. The new Vios is only marginally bigger and still costs a lot. We don’t expect sales to go up very much.