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[Mobile Cellphone Info] 2013 Toyota Vios launched in Thailand – full details

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We now have the full details of the 2013 Toyota Vios, which made its
global debut in Thailand today. The new Toyota Vios will be on exhibit
at the 2013 Bangkok Motor Show this week which we are covering live, so
well be back with more live photos soon.

For the 2013 model year, the new Toyota Vios comes with a fresh new
exterior and interior. The new Vios looks sharper than the model it
replaces, and the big gaping upside down V shaped mouth gives its an
aggressive look. This brings the Vios in line with Toyotas new design
language for its sedans weve also seen this look on the US market
Avalon and the US market Camry.

On the front, youll notice that the Vios now gets projector
headlamps instead of reflectors. Projector lenses are said to be better
at focusing light, but most people also associate it with looking
premium, which is probably the main reason Toyota gave the option for
projectors on the Vios. Its not standard on all models though you
only get the projector headlamps on the 1.5S and 1.5G models.

Theres also minimal air intake openings on the upper half of the
face, presumably for aerodynamics. You can see most of the grille area
between the headlamps have body coloured paint on it, with only small
openings near the headlamps for air to pass thorugh. We are guessing
most of the cooling will be done through the lower grille.

On the rear, theres a big chrome bar running between the two tail
lamps. The tail lamps look like theyre lit up with a bulb instead of
LED. Reflectors positioned at the very edges of the lower bumper area
help the car look wider. Theres a very subtle spoiler integrated into
the boot shape you can see the shape of the boot rise up above the
Toyota logo. We also dont see any key hole for the boot.

The Toyota Vios goes on sale in Thailand with a few variants. The
lower end E and J models get both 5-speed manual and 4-speed auto
transmissions, while the higher end G and S models are only available
with a 4-speed auto.

The interior now reverts to a layout which positions the meter panel
behind the steering wheel, abandoning the centre dash mounted meter
panel design of the last two generations. There are two interior colours
available a black version and a beige version, which various
different trim levels ranging from piano black trim to a metal lookalike
trim as well as flat black trim.

On the surface, the 4-speed auto looks to be the same as the outgoing
Vios down to the gear ratios. Well only be able to confirm if there
are any changes if we get to speak to a Toyota engineer eventually when
the car is launched in Malaysia.

The engine is the same 1.5 litre 1NZ-FE as well, with a 10.5:1
compression ratio producing 109 PS at 6,000rpm and 141Nm of torque at
4,200rpm. As with the outgoing Vios, the new Toyota Vios uses an EPS
power steering system to save on fuel consumption. As for the cars
platform, wheelbase is unchanged at 2,550mm, the same as the outgoing
Vios. The suspension system are MacPherson struts at the front and a
torsion beam with stabilizer at the rear.

The new Vios is 4,410mm long, 1,700mm wide (including wing mirrors)
and 1,475mm tall. The S variant does get larger tyres now 195/50R16
compared to the status quo 185/60R15 size of the rest of the new Vios
range. It has a 45 litre fuel tank and 145mm ground clearance. It
remains a pretty light car topping the cales at 1,075kg for the 1.5S
Auto model, with the lightest model being 1,020kg for the 1.5J Manual.

In terms of safety features, the 2013 Toyota Vios comes standard with
2 airbags for the front driver and passenger. There is no option for 4
or 6 airbags. ABS is standard on all variants except the 1.5J Auto and
1.5J Manual models. There is no option for ESP Stability Control, an
important feature that more and more of its competitors are beginning to
have.

Check out our comprehensive photo gallery for multiple studio images
of the new Toyota Vios, including tables explaining the differences in
specs. Some of them are in Thai language though so we apologize for
that. You can also check out our live photo gallery of the 2013 Toyota Vios from
the show floor at Bangkok Motor Show 2013.2013 Toyota Vios Thailand Market
Prices:
Toyota Vios 1.5S Auto 734,000 Thai baht (RM77,625)
Toyota Vios 1.5G Auto 699,000 Thai baht (RM74,028)
Toyota Vios 1.5E Auto 649,000 Thai baht (RM68,733)
Toyota Vios 1.5E Manual 614,000 Thai baht (RM64,933))
Toyota Vios 1.5J Auto 589,000 Thai baht (RM62,289)
Toyota Vios 1.5J Manual 559,000 Thai baht (RM59,117)




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