As the latest version of Vios subcompact sedan is unveiled in an auto show in Singapore, the Toyota fans are again turning their attention to the rumours that upcoming Vios 2019 will possibly make its way to Pakistan in near future. They are curious, “Is Toyota to launch new Vios 2019 in Pakistan next year? The new model would be a bit tweaked-up with a complete design overhaul.
Literally meaning “to move forward” (Latin), Vios already has a clientele base in the international market including the Asian countries, like Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. The subcompact sedan is also sold in the US with almost the same specs but a different name tag, i.e. Toyota Yaris.
Amid tough time and fierce competition from the local automakers and new entrants, Toyota has already embarked on the track to reshape its strategies for survival and success.Here it is worth mentioning that Toyota Corolla with 1.3 L engine capacity is marketed and sold only in Pakistan. Elsewhere, it comes with a more powerful engine.
And as the news for the official launch of Toyota Vios 2019 is being floated, the sources at the end of the manufacturers also suggest that the new brand will be an alternative to and the replacement of the Gli model of Corolla which is reported to be discontinued.
The Corollas (Xli and Gli) have been hailed as the most successful sedans from Toyota. But the changing market trends forced the manufacturer to rethink its ways, particularly realigning its market on the international standards.
A Glimpse on Specs:
A budget-friendly subcompact sedan, the Vios 2019 is targeted specifically towards the emerging Asian markets. Exhibiting a slight Corolla ring on its anterior, the car has two international variants – the entry level E and a fully equipped G model. On the bold front, there is also a sleek upper headlight line with a massive secondary grille.
While the Singapore version is equipped with CVT transmission system, its manual variant might initially be offered in Pakistan.
While Toyota Indus motor company plans to launch the new Vios 2019 in Pakistan, it is mindful of the rivalry from Honda’s City. Both fare almost equally well on the tech and performance fronts. So, for the vehicle to make its way successfully through the market, the manufacturer needs to set a competitive price tag for it.
Toyota Vios 2019 Price in Pakistan:
If launched, the Toyota Vios 2019 price in Pakistan is rumoured to be between 17 to 19 lakh rupees. If so, it may be able to beat its direct competitor, Honda City, which is priced over 20 lac rupees for the basic/standard variant.