A prototype of the next-generation Toyota Vios has been tested in Bangkok before an official world debut in Thailand in the third quarter of this year. Headlightmag Report
The codenamed D92A, a brand new Vios will be created by Daihatsu New Global Architecture (DNGA), which is used by models such as Perodua Ativa / Daihatsu Rocky / Toyota Raize as well as Toyota Avanza / Toyota Veloz / Daihatsu Xenia.
Preliminary details indicate that the D92A will have an exterior design, partly inspired by the Daihatsu DN F-Sedan show car from the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS), and some hints of the concept are fairly visible through heavy camouflage.
It features “inlets” with front bumper corners and a slender, angular headlamp, although the rear of the car doesn’t seem to recreate the smooth, fastback look of the concept. Instead, we find that more conventional three-box designs that prioritize boot space, with regular taillights in place of the thinner setup of the concept, are based on at least these spikes.
According to reports, the D92A will initially be offered in Thailand with a 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, possibly with a CVT driving on the front wheels. Later in 2023, a hybrid powertrain with a 1.5 liter petrol engine and an electric motor will be available to compete with the Honda City e: HEV, part of the Toyota Hybrid System II (THS II).
We’re still a few months away from Q3 2022 to find out exactly what the deal is with the new Vios, but based on this spice and preliminary information, are you waiting for it? Let us know in the comments below.
Gallery: Daihatsu DN F-Sedan concept