Initially teased last week, Toyota Thailand has officially unveiled the 2017 Vios, which includes a reworked exterior.
Visually, the updated Toyota Vios now looks closer to the China model Vios, with a whole new front and rear end. Up front, the Vios now resembles the newly-launched USDM Toyota Camry, featuring a revised large front grille with prominent horizontal slats. The upper grille is also new, with a pair of nicely integrated LED daytime running lights at each corner of the front bumper.
Towards the rear, the large chrome garnish on the pre-facelifted model has been revised with a slimmer unit, that continues to protrude into the tail lights. Speaking of tail lights, the general shape of the tail lights remain the same, but are now LED-illuminated with a new design. A pair of rear fog lights are found at each corner of the restyled rear bumper.
Powering the updated Toyota Vios is the identical 1.5-litre 2NR-FE engine that’s shared with the Sienta, mated to a CVT with seven virtual ratios. The EEV-certified engine does 107 PS and 140 Nm that sends drive to the front wheels.
Thais got the option of four variants of the new Vios, ranging from the 1.5J, 1.5E, 1.5G and 1.5S. Interior colour varies with the chosen variant, though all variants come with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRC) and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.