The changes just keep coming for the Toyota Vios. Mid-2016, Toyota introduced a pair of new engines for their best-selling B-Segment sedan. This time however, the Japanese automaker has revealed a new look for the Vios. Introduced in Thailand, it is possible that the new-look Vios may arrive in the country soon.
The front fascia is significantly redesigned for 2017. Gone is the wide chrome grill which connects the headlights together. In its place is a sportier look devoid of chrome with a completely reshaped bumper and more dynamic front grill. The headlights too are reshaped for this model year, now boasting daytime running lights. More daytime running lights can be seen at each corner of the bumper and the air intake is wider the the current model.
Moving to its side, it is carried over from the present model save for a new set of alloy wheel selections. The particular variant seen here comes with chrome door handles but this may be exclusive to the Thailand market. At the rear, the bumper also gets tweaked with a redesigned lower apron along with LED tail lights with revised elements.
Inside, it retains the familiar dashboard layout but Thai customers now have the option of choosing a specific theme. Seen here is the sporty variant of the Vios with red door inserts, trim and contrast stitching. Vios models can also be specified with a touchscreen and, in Thailand, automatic climate control.
In terms of safety, the Thailand-spec Vios gets the following: dual front SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), ISOFIX rear child seat anchors, optional reverse camera, traction control (TC) and vehicle stability control (VSC).
Driving all variants of the 2017 Vios is the familiar 1.5-liter NR-FBE inline-four with Dual VVT-i. It produces 108 PS at 6000 rpm, along with 140 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. All models are exclusively mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Available exterior colors for the 2017 Vios in Thailand are: Red Mica Metallic, Quartz Brown Metallic, Super White, Silver Metallic, Gray Metallic and Attitude Black Mica.