The higher C-segment of India is an extremely lucrative and constantly growing segment in which several car makers are eager to launch their own representatives. The current hot selling mid-sized sedans in this segment are the new Honda City and the Hyundai Verna, while other car majors including India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki is about to launch its entirely new Ciaz sedan in this festive season.
Toyota Motor, being the global car leader and a celebrated premium sedan maker is eager to take a piece of this profitable C-segment of India. Unfortunately, though Toyota is a super seller in the global car markets, in India it is not that a phenomenal success. Even the world’s most favorite sedan, the Toyota Corolla sells less in India. However, Toyota Kirloskar Motors, the Indian representative of the Japanese auto major is recently very pleased with the great response that the recently launched all new 2014 Corolla sedan is getting in India.
However, now recently as per a report it is known that Toyota is working on a new mid-size sedan in order to fight it out with the likes of the extremely popular Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. The speculations also suggest that Toyota may bring the popular Vios sedan to India, while it may also consider developing an entirely new sedan based on its versatile Etios platform. If a new sedan is really based on the Etios platform, then Toyota will have a total 4 vehicles in the Etios family, as it already has the Etios sedan, Liva hatchback and the Etios Cross based on the same platform.
However, some sources argue that Toyota will just bring the Vios to the Indian C-segment and not a new car. The Vios will be placed below the Corolla in India as in the international markets and will become a capable competitor to the C-segment of India. Nevertheless, the report also says that the Toyota Vios will launch sometime around in 2017 which is far away.
The Toyota Vios can give a good fight to the City and the Verna in terms of looks, as it will be the most aggressive looking car in Toyota India’s line-up. The new Vios has its design cues borrowed from the all new Corolla and the new Camry.
The Vios will get an aggressive front face with huge air vents, LED DRLs and great styling features that make it a stunning looker. The Honda City is also a very stylish new sedan, while the Hyundai Verna has always been superbly stunning while preparing to be more stunning.
In terms of interiors, the Vios will be pretty premium and lavishly comfortable again as per the competition with the City and Verna. The Vios will also be a feature-rich sedan to be equal with its rivals.
Thus, if the Toyota Vios really lands up in the Indian car market, then we will have yet another great sedan from Toyota just below the superb Corolla.