It’s going to be a busy year for Toyota in Indonesia. The market leader is preparing to launch the Agya, Etios and Liva budget cars in the populous nation this year, but it has been revealed that the all-new, next-generation Toyota Vios will join the trio. The expected date of arrival in Indonesia is the second half of 2013, and the sedan will be imported CBU from Thailand, Kompas reports.
“Look forward to it, the latest design Vios is really good,” said Johnny Darmawan, president director of PT Toyota Astra Motor. Kompas speculates that the latest Vios will be powered by an improved version of the 1.5 litre four-cylinder VVT-i engine from the current car, which is very popular as a taxi in Jakarta.
You might have seen some spyshots of “the new Vios” uncovered and if those grainy shots are to be believed, the next-gen Vios will be bigger and sharper-looking than the current car, with a V-shaped nose similar to that on the production next-gen Corolla Altis.
Since the Indonesian launch is scheduled for the second half of 2013, it is reasonable to predict that the B-segment sedan will arrive here either at the tail-end of this year or in early 2014.